STARTUPS &
INNOVATORS

Taking on the Future Together – Where Will It Lead?

SCIENCE &
Technology

Chemistry – Biochemistry – Physics

We conduct in-depth research – but even the most efficient research can’t possibly cover every single area, given the major leaps in technology, such as in biotechnology. In this regard, startups can act as a driving force for innovation. As a startup, you can take advantage of our broad technology platform, global production sites and comprehensive market expertise.

Digital
ization

Industry 4.0 – Digital Marketing – AI Solutions

In today’s world, the potential inherent in digitalization is greater than that of any other field. But along with its many opportunities, that potential also poses challenges. No one knows how digitalization is going to change the way we work, which is why we want to work together to find the answers, to be a driving force for change and to take advantages of opportunities.

What Do We Need?
Fresh Ideas from Outside

Pioneering spirit, courage, curiosity and a hunger for success

WACKER maintains a clear focus on collaboration with startups and innovators. While we are geared toward technology, that means more than just the technology surrounding chemical processes – it means digitalization too.

At WACKER, we offer you support for process control, for scaling your products and for tapping into new markets.

We are an experienced player in many markets. Take construction, for instance: our market penetration is formidable, we know our customers, and we know how the market works. We know the pitfalls on the road to placing a new product on the market.

More about collaboration with startups & innovators

What Do We Need?
Fresh Ideas from Outside

Pioneering spirit, courage, curiosity and a hunger for success.

WACKER maintains a clear focus on collaboration with startups and innovators. While we are geared toward technology, that means more than just the technology surrounding chemical processes – it means digitalization too.

At WACKER, we offer you support for process control, for scaling your products and for tapping into new markets.

We are an experienced player in many markets. Take construction, for instance: our market penetration is formidable, we know our customers, and we know how the market works. We know the pitfalls on the road to placing a new product on the market.

More about collaboration with startups & innovators
Susos

SUSOS SURFACE TECHNOLOGY AND WACKER

A SUCCESS STORY THAT REALLY STICKS – THE COATING TECHNOLOGIES OF TOMORROW

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STODT GMBH AND WACKER

MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE – WACKER PRODUCTS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Your Products. Powered by WACKER.

Do you have a great idea but no access to high-quality chemicals like silicones? We can help you build a prototype – powered by WACKER.

Energy

Electric motors, power electronics, displays, cables, fuel cells, batteries and sensors – in the rapidly developing market for alternative energy sources, drive systems and mobility concepts, demand for innovative technological solutions is urgent. Is this your field of research and development? Ours too. So let’s get together and join forces!

BIOSOLUTIONS

The name says it all: BIO stands for our goal of expanding the innovative biotech products and processes that we have developed in our nearly 30 years of experience – experience that we’ve largely acquired in collaboration with startups. What do we mean by SOLUTIONS? We offer our customers more than just individual products – we also provide customized, innovative, all-in-one solutions. Could you help us with that? Talk to us!

Materials

From acetylaldehyde to silicones and vinyl polymers, we maintain a broad portfolio of products and applications. Already one step ahead? Share your ideas with us!

AI and IT Solutions for Our Employees

Artificial intelligence and other IT solutions are cornerstones of our company’s future. Do you want to be part of that? Share your ideas with us!

Your Products. Powered by WACKER.

Do you have a great idea but no access to the broad technology platform you need for networking? We’ll help you extend your reach – powered by WACKER.

Industry 4.0: Products and Purchasing

Does your startup create new digitalization opportunities for production, the supply chain or purchasing? Then reach out to us!

Digital Marketing at WACKER

Are you looking for a partner to help you translate new, digital-based services and business models into better customer retention? Just contact us.

WACKER
In a Nutshell

As an innovative chemical company, we play an important role in improving the quality of people’s lives all over the world.

We’re striving for a better future. Innovative thinking and forward-looking decisions have made us successful for over 100 years. But WACKER started out small too. And now we’re in a position to let others benefit from our expertise.

From your initial idea to your finished business model – as a young company, you’ll have WACKER’s support every step of the way. Whether you’re pitching an idea, launching a project or looking for partnership, we’ll be happy to help.

More about Wacker Chemie AG

WACKER
In a Nutshell

As an innovative chemical company, we play an important role in improving the quality of people’s lives all over the world.

We’re striving for a better future. Innovative thinking and forward-looking decisions have made us successful for over 100 years. But WACKER started out small too. And now we’re in a position to let others benefit from our expertise.

From your initial idea to your finished business model – as a young company, you’ll have WACKER’s support every step of the way. Whether you’re pitching an idea, launching a project or looking for partnership, we’ll be happy to help.

Mehr über die Wacker Chemie AG
Does WACKER focus on collaborating with startups engaged in fields related to one of WACKER’s four business divisions?

Yes and no. Of course WACKER looks for startups that work in chemistry and in technologies associated with chemistry – those are WACKER’s core competencies. But digital technologies falling under the heading of Industry 4.0 are just as important to us – these include data mining, AI, ensuring a positive experience for customers who contact WACKER, etc.

Which documents do I need to submit along with my request?

A classic pitch deck with 10 to a maximum of 15 slides.

What happens after I submit my request?

We’ll be in touch with you soon and, if we’re interested, we’ll put you in direct contact with the right department.

I still have unanswered questions about how WACKER cooperates with startups. How do I find more information?

Take a look at the success stories here on this page. Visit us at the tradeshows listed here and talk to us directly. Our network partners will be glad to advise you. You can also contact us by sending an email to startups@wacker.com.

Does WACKER provide financing opportunities?

Our focus is very much on joint projects and less on pure investments. Our role in the partnership is to offer our expertise. We and our network partners will be happy to advise you on financing questions, of course.

Does WACKER focus on collaborating with startups engaged in fields related to one of WACKER’s four business divisions?

Yes and no. Of course WACKER looks for startups that work in chemistry and in technologies associated with chemistry – those are WACKER’s core competencies. But digital technologies falling under the heading of Industry 4.0 are just as important to us – these include data mining, AI, ensuring a positive experience for customers who contact WACKER, etc.

Which documents do I need to submit along with my request?

A classic pitch deck with 10 to a maximum of 15 slides.

What happens after I submit my request?

We’ll be in touch with you soon and, if we’re interested, we’ll put you in direct contact with the right department.

I still have unanswered questions about how WACKER cooperates with startups. How do I find more information?

Take a look at the success stories here on this page. Visit us at the tradeshows listed here and talk to us directly. Our network partners will be glad to advise you. You can also contact us by sending an email to startups@wacker.com.

Does WACKER provide financing opportunities?

Our focus is very much on joint projects and less on pure investments. Our role in the partnership is to offer our expertise. We and our network partners will be happy to advise you on financing questions, of course.