METRO Startup Challenge METRO Startup Challenge

METRO Startup
Challenge

We are looking for your innovative ideas!

METRO takes off! Together with you, we would like to expand our product portfolio or optimize internal processes! Join us and apply!

Join us and apply until 23.07.2019 - 23:59!

METRO as a cooperation partner

METRO is a leading international wholesale company with food and non-food assortments that specialises on serving the needs of hotels, restaurants and caterers (HoReCa) as well as independent traders. Around the world, METRO has some 24 million customers who can choose whether to shop in one of the large-format stores, order online and collect their purchases at the store or have them delivered. METRO in addition also supports the competitiveness of entrepreneurs and own businesses with digital solutions and thereby contributes to cultural diversity in retail and hospitality. Sustainability is a key pillar of METRO’s business. METRO has been the sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last four years. The company operates in 36 countries and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. In financial year 2017/18, METRO generated sales of €36.5 billion.

 

Founded 1963

150.000 Employees

Headquarters in Düsseldorf

Always near you

The METRO Startup Challenge

Searched Startup

The following requirements must be met by the startup:

Age

Younger than 10 years

PHASE

Any

HEADQUARTERS

Worldwide

Innovation for Metro stores:

Metro Stores: Decentralised power generation and storage

  • Vertical or small wind turbines
  • Combined Heat and Power Unit
  • Fuel cells
  • Power-To-Heat
  • Battery contracting
  • Energy Harvesting / Plug & Play systems
  • Energie generation from waste
  • Energy storage systems

Metro Stores: IoT - Connected buildings

  • IoT network infrastrucutre
  • IoT sensors
  • IoT solutions
  • Energy awarness metro staff
  • Dynamic pricing on products according to expiry date

Metro Stores: Energy efficient building

  • Condition Monitoring
  • Energy Services
  • Green Materials
  • Low / zero energy buildings
  • Green facade / green roof
  • Natural light systems, indoor light distribution systems
  • Insulation improvements (heat, sound, moisture, etc.)
  • Smart Cooling (HVAC systems)

Innovation for Metro Customer:

Metro Customers: Restaurants

  • Sales solutions for energy efficient (kitchen) equipment
  • Energy efficiency contracting
  • Green-Labeling, origin certificates
  • Energy efficiency / energy services
  • Promotion measures like KFW in achieving energy savings

Challenge

As part of our digitization strategy, we want to invest in new, innovative solutions (products, business models or process improvements). That's what we are looking for!

You are a startup and have an innovative idea that you would like to accomplish with us? Then get in touch and give us suggestions, what you would like to reach together with us!

Send us a few details about your company and a cooperation idea through Energieloft. We'll choose the most appropriate ideas for us and start a funded pilot project. METRO becomes your customer! If the pilot is successful, we consult together on long-term cooperation.

Possible scenarios after the challenge

Customer relation

Cooperation

Investment

Application

Please apply until 23.07.2019 - 23:59.

Selection

After your successful application we will choose the most fitting ideas and move with these groups one round further.

Pilot project

With a Metro Employee you will discuss your idea in Düsseldorf half day long. Afterwards you will present the idea to a selection committee, who will decide about starting a paid pilot project.

Market launch

Scaling and market launch in several areas.

Application

Please apply until 23.07.2019 - 23:59.

Selection

After your successful application we will choose the most fitting ideas and move with these groups one round further.

Pilot project

With a Metro Employee you will discuss your idea in Düsseldorf half day long. Afterwards you will present the idea to a selection committee, who will decide about starting a paid pilot project.

Market launch

Scaling and market launch in several areas.

Any questions?

Feel free to contact us about the procedure or the other topics.

Energieloft
Sven Pietsch
Executive Director
s.pietsch@energieloft.de

Your startup fits?

Enter, register and off you go!