DeepTech & Climate Fonds

The DeepTech & Climate Fonds (DTCF) is a new fund investing in the growth of technology-based companies. It is financed with resources from the Future Fund and the ERP Special Fund and helps build the European ecosystem of tomorrow’s technology champions.

To this end, the DTCF will invest up to one billion euros in the coming years. As an anchor investor and partner of institutional investors and family offices, the fund helps to ensure that commercially successful and independent technology companies develop and establish themselves on the market.

Since February 1, 2023, the DeepTech & Climate Fonds has been operating from Germany throughout Europe. The DTCF is managed by Dr. Elisabeth Schrey and Tobias Faupel.

“Within an ecosystem you have many elements that build on and influence each other. Regarding the movement towards a carbon neutral economy, many elements in the industrial supply chains need to be innovated. A systemic change for resource efficiency is required and it will gain more traction than few isolated solutions. With the DeepTech & Climate Fund we invest in many companies that are characterized by longer development cycles and high financial requirements. We want to offer these companies a long-term growth perspective in Germany and Europe.”

Dr. Elisabeth Schrey, Managing Director

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