ALIAD's role is to take minority stakes in innovative technology start-ups in order to promote the Group’s access to innovations developed outside the Group. It encourages the establishment of R&D and/or business agreements between start-ups in its portfolio and the entities of Air Liquide group. By placing investments in a dedicated subsidiary, Air Liquide ensures timely and privileged access to these technologies developed by these young, innovative companies.
The sectors targeted for these investments are energy transition, natural resources management, healthcare technologies, digital technologies, electronics, and information technologies.
ALIAD has made 12 investments: Demeter, Quadrille Capital, Terrajoule, Plug Power, Hydrexia, Solumix, Xylowatt, McPhy Energy, Ecomobility Ventures, Quanta Fluid Solutions, SIGFOX and Avenisense.
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