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  Dr. Jens Busse
Investment Manager
Jens Busse is an Investment Manager at Evonik Venture Capital. Prior to joining the team, Jens was heading the Growthline Upstream Solutions within CREAVIS, the strategic innovation unit of Evonik Industries. Jens and his team focused on different innovation topics in the search field areas Hydrogen Solutions, Gas Separation and Membranes. From 2001 to 2009 he worked as Project Manager within the Process Technology department of Evonik Industries. In this time the main focus of his work was operator training simulation and energy optimization of chemical sites. After studying mechanical engineering and process technology at the Ruhr University of Bochum, he earned his PhD in process synthesis.



  Evonik Venture Capital
Essen, Germany

Evonik Venture Capital is the venture capital group of Evonik, one of the worlds leading specialty chemicals companies

Evonik Venture Capital GmbH plans to invest a total of €100 million in highly promising startups with break-through technologies and leading specialist venture capital funds. These investments will focus on Europe, the US and Asia. Investment activities focus on high-growth megatrends; health & nutrition, resource efficiency and advanced materials. Partnering with innovative startups supplements Evonik’s approach of open innovation and creates excellent opportunities for accelerating the development of new businesses and opening up future growth fields. As an active investor and reliable partner, Evonik supports the successful growth of its portfolio companies not only financially, but also with technical expertise and strategic insight.

venture capital funds / health & nutrition /  resource efficiency and advanced materials / 
 Organisation Activities
Activity: a corporate or multinational / an investor or lender > corporate investor / an investor or lender > corporate investor > private equity / later-stage
Technology Sectors: agriculture / food & beverages / ict / life sciences / white biotechnology / pharmaceutical services / energy, clean technology, environment / alternative/renewable energy / industrial products, materials & nanotech / chemicals / new materials / energy-efficiency
Geographic: germany


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