Innovation Industries

/Innovation Industries
Pietersbergweg 285 T: 
1105 BM, Amsterdam F: 
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The largest Dutch deeptech fund

The fundamental problems society faces tomorrow require transformational solutions. Deeptech has the power to play a crucial role to fundamentally reshape the economic and societal landscape at unprecedented speed. Innovation Industries’ mission is to enable deeptech to positively impact the future.

With our vision on ambitious transformational businesses that address large markets we help build the industry leaders of the futureOur multidisciplinary team provides hands-on support, offers vast industry experiencea strong M&A and IPO track record and an extensive network of experts, universities and corporates.

We provide financing and hands-on guidance to technology ventures that have a high potential for positive impact on society. Hereby, we seek to optimize long-term returns for our investors, always in a manner that is both prudent and responsible.


We target companies that develop commercially promising products and technologies in the area of deeptech. Areas we typically invest in are nano- and microtechnologies, semiconductors and integrated photonics, clean technology, food and agrotechnology, and medical technology. Innovation Industries has a broad investment mandate and invests in start-ups, scale-ups and growth capital. We believe in supporting companies long term, focusing on value creation.


Fund size: EUR 275 M

Major investors: the Dutch pension funds PME and PMT

Focus: transformational deeptech businesses

Stage: pre-seed, seed, early stage

Team: 15 cross-cultural investment managers (engineers, PhD’s, VC’s, PE’s, entrepreneurs)


  • Technical universities (4TU)
  • TNO
  • University medical centres
  • Tech accelerators
  • Industry players

Investment range: Typical investments per portfolio company range from € 1 million to € 30 million euro in multiple investment rounds


Dutch Battery Startup LionVolt Closes €4 Million Seed Round Led by Innovation Industries

november 19, 2021

The round was led by deep tech venture capital firm Innovation Industries and joined by Brabant-focused startup fund Brabantse Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij (Brabant Development Agency, BOM) and renowned investor Sake Bosch. LionVolt spun off last year from TNO at Holst Centre, building on six years of research and development of its innovative battery design. Read more

Dutch AI semiconductor startup Axelera AI launches with $12 million seed round

september 18, 2021

AI semiconductor startup Axelera AI announced today that it has successfully closed a seed investment round of $12 million. The round was led by emerging technologies leader Bitfury and joined by global nanoelectronics R&D center imec and deep-tech venture capital funds Innovation Industries and imec.xpand. The funding will support the company’s development of an industry-defining product powering AI applications at the edge. Read more 

LionVolt to enter the battery industry with revolutionary 3D technology

augustus 14, 2021

With longer range, quick charging and greater safety in a more sustainable solution, the Eindhoven company LionVolt wants to reshape the battery industry. With an initial investment of 1.1 million euros from Innovation Industries, Goeie Grutten, Brabant Startup Fund (BSF) and the Brabant Development Company (BOM), LionVolt is accelerating development of the 3D battery technology. The development of machines to produce these revolutionary batteries will largely take place in the Brainport region. Read more

Onera raises €10.5M in Series B funding

augustus 7, 2021

Onera Health, a leader in sleep diagnostic and monitoring solutions, closed €10.5M in Series B funding. The round was led by Innovation Industries in close collaboration with Invest-NL and with existing investors imec.xpand, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, BOM and 15th Rock. Read more

Nearfield Instruments received €12 million new investments from EUGENE and Innovation Industries

juli 31, 2021

Nearfield Instruments (NFI) today announced the completion of a €12 million in equity funding, bringing the total amount raised this round at €48.5 million. The new investments were received from existing shareholders Eugene Investment & Securities, a Korean financial services firm, and Innovation Industries Fund, a Dutch independent venture capital fund. Read more [Source:]