Two years of existence and six start-ups in Industrya's portfolio
On 20 September 2022, the Industrya fund celebrated its second anniversary with the teams of the first six start-ups it has supported and in the presence of its private partner John Cockerill and public partners SFPI-FPIM, SRIW & W.IN.G, Noshaq and LRM.
In its two years of existence, Industrya has received and analysed more than 260 applications from start-ups or scale-ups seeking financial support and assistance in their development. To date, six investments have been made by the fund, for a total amount of €5.4 million. The start-ups in the portfolio are VOCSens (Belgium), Deltaray (Belgium), SupAirVision (France), Aloxy (Belgium), Qviro (Belgium) and Zozio (France).
Industrya invests in bold and innovative start-ups and scale-ups that have the ambition to shape the industry and the world of tomorrow. It exclusively supports industrial B2B start-ups and scale-ups with strong growth potential on national and international markets, active in the sectors of Energy Transition, Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing and New Materials or offering strategic solutions for the development of Industry 4.0.
Thibaud Le Séguillon, CEO of Industrya: "The quantity and above all the quality of the applications we have received during these first two years attest to the fact that the themes at the heart of Industrya's activities are at the heart of the innovation carried out by many start-ups and scale-ups. This is a breeding ground for talent, ideas and technologies which, if properly supported, could contribute to addressing the major energy and industrial challenges of our time. At Industrya, we are proud to be able to offer them both financial and business support. And these first two years are just the beginning!"
François Michel, CEO of John Cockerill: "As a major player in industry and energy, John Cockerill has a crucial role to play in the necessary reinvention of our lifestyles on this planet. For more than two centuries, the driving force behind our development has been our ability to innovate, both internally and with many external partners. The development of Industrya allows us to look at a wider range of technologies than we could do internally and is thus one of the major axes of our growth and innovation policy."