The smart thermostaat Toon from Quby is good example how a startup can work together with a corporate Eneco. To reflect rapid changes in the energy sector, Eneco is transforming from a traditional energy company to a service partner in renewable energy. The new products start-ups help Eneco to achieve this, by innovating its brand and expanding into new markets.
Eneco has developed an integrated approach to working with start-ups through the Innovation & Venture business, which helps early-stage companies and prospective partners to access the organisation and builds partnerships with accelerators and incubators.
The Innovation & Ventures business unit helped develop a number of successful products. These include Toon, which Eneco began collaborating on in 2011 with former start-up Quby. It has since become a European market leader in its field.