Idemitsu invests in European Open Innovation Venture Capital Fund from Emerald
Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan), has decided to invest in an open innovation evergreen fund, managed by Emerald Technology Ventures, a Swiss clean technology-focused venture capital organization (Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland). In addition, Idemitsu has decided to establish a new open innovation promotion base in Switzerland. For new business creation, Idemitsu strengthens its efforts to accelerate innovations with start-up companies, not only in Japan, but around the world.
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The Emerald fund portfolio focuses on industrial innovations in both material chemistry and clean technologies that can help resolve social issues with improvements to energy efficiencies and reductions in carbon dioxide levels. Idemitsu’s investment in this evergreen fund and the creation of a partnership with Emerald will realize new synergies that play on Emerald’s technological expertise and market insight, as well as Emerald’s access to start-up companies in North America, Europe and Israel, together with Idemitsu’s existing technologies and cultivated business networks. Those synergies will in …