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Venios at ZVEI’s yearly congress

As one of eight start-ups, Robert Lorenz (PhD) presented Venios at the yearly congress of the ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association). The congress took place at the Maritim proArte in Berlin from 8th until 9th of June 2016. This year’s motto was “Cross-linking. Security. Trust. Shaping the digtial world”. Altogether around 700 participants were expected. The congress highlights were the opening speech of the ZVEI president Mr. Ziesemer and the keynotes hold by Joe Kaeser and Angela Merkel.

Link to the photos: Photos

Link to the video: Video

Link to the ZVEI-Newsletter (Interview with Robert Lorenz about “Start-Ups”, in German): Newsletter


Joe Kaeser (CEO of Siemens AG) speaks about the topic “Which business models will secure our (economic) survival?”



Jonas Danzeisen gives the keynote speech at the Ossiach Talent Forum (OTF)

On 01st of June 2016 Jonas Danzeisen pre-opened the Ossiach Energy Talks 2016 at the Ossiach Talent Forum (OTF) in Villach with its keynote speech about “Complexity Management in the Distribution Grid – Where are we coming from and where are we going to?”.


Keynote of Jonas Danzeisen (PhD) at the OTF

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Albrecht Reutter (PhD) opens the Ossiach Energy Talks 2016 in the Ossiach monestry.

Venios participates at the conference in Turin, Italy

On 26th of May 2016, Venios particpated in the conference “Grid Infrastructure and Smart Grids in Italy” organized by the German Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AHK)  in Turin. Robert Lorenz (PhD) presented the Venios Energy Solutions (VES) to the particpants.
Local energy utilities, German companies within the energy sector as well as public institutions (e.g. TU Dortmund) gathered togehter in order to introduce themselves to each other.

Link to the press release of the AHK Italy (in Italian language): Press Release from 20th of May 2016


Company presentation moderated by Fabio Messina (DEinternational Italia Srl)


Robert Lorenz (PhD) presented the Venios solution VES

Dr. Danzeisen at the Süddeutsche Zeitung congress on 04th of May in Berlin

The SZ-IMPULSTAGUNG – “Smart, digital and connected” took place from 03rd until 04th of May 2016 at the EUREF-Campus in Berlin. During the podium discussion together with Mrs. Anke Eßer (Phd) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Mr. Jonas Danzeisen (PhD) talked about the topic of “Big Data and Data Analytics for new business models”. Fundamentally important questions came up during the discussion, like how data can be linked togehter in order to create new business models from the perspective of municipal utility providers.


Left: Anke Eßer (PhD),
Middle: Moderator Michael Bauchmüller,
Right: Jonas Danzeisen (PhD)


Jonas Danzeisen (PhD)


Venios at the Hannover Messe

This year from 25th until 29th of April 2016, Venios presented itself at the Hannover Messe at the “Smart Grid Forum” in hall 13 as an innovative solution provider for the energy sector. During the series of presentations at the Smart Grid Forum, Robert Lorenz  (Venios) showed how energy utilities, industiral companies and housing industry can select adequate energy systems for renewable energy production using a mulit-asset and mulit-site analysis tool for themselves and for their customers. The title of the presentation was “New Business Models in Energy Systems Sales for Energy Utilities”. In depth, Robert Lorenz showed how sales and customer retention can be increased by offering contracting solutions.


Visit of Urs Engels (BMWi, second person from the left), Thorsten Herdan (BMWi, person in the middle) and Robert Busch (bne e.V., outer right)


Venios received a visit from Mr. Tamburaj of IPLON GmbH from India.



Robert Lorenz and Suhail Khan from Venios



Robert Lorenz explained in his presentation new business models in energy systems sales


Visitors at the presentation in the smart grid forum


Venios becomes member of the ZVEI


Beginning from 1st of June 2016, Venios GmbH will be official member of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (in German: Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. (ZVEI)). This was announced during the Hannover Messe 2016. On the evening of the 26th of April during the evening event of the ZVEI,  Marco Sauer received ceremoniously the membership application from Jonas Danzeisen und Robert Lorenz. The president of the ZVEI, Mr. Michael Ziesemer, warmly welcomed the new members.


Marco Sauer of the ZVEI received the membership application


Michael Ziesemer, president of the ZVEI, congratulated Jonas Danzeisen and Robert Lorenz on behalf of Venios as a new member

Venios shares its founding experience at the Circle of Innovation

Detecon invited Venios to share its experience about its founding period. Dr.-Ing. Jonas Danzeisen took part at the Circle of Innovation event on 21st of April in 2015 in the Innovation Center of T-Systems in Munich. Other speakers to the topic of “Start-Up Collaboration” were Jan Meyer (E.ON), Dr. Steffen Kortsch (Allianz) and Marcus Becker (powerfox).



Venios at the Municipal Utility Congress 2016

The municipal utility congress organized by EUROFORUM Germany took place from 19th until 21st of April 2016 at the Westhafen Event & Convention Center (WECC) in Berlin. Robert Lorenz (PhD) represented Venios at the congress this year.






From left to right: Robert Lorenz (Venios), Claudia Paul (EUROFORUM), Nikolaus Starzacher (Discovergy), Matthias Knepper (EUROFORUM), Galina Schaefer (EUROFORUM)

Venios participates at the 11th National Paging Congress in Berlin

Remote switching is possible by using the paging solution of e*message, which was realized in the milestone project at the DSO Stromnetz Berlin. The highlight of the congress was the visit of the control center of Stromnetz Berlin on 18th of April 2016. The congress was held at the permanent presentation of the county Baden-Württemberg in Berlin. During the congress Robert Lorenz (PhD) learned about the paging technology of e*message and how to use it for control assets via paging. Here you can find a link about the technology comparison.


Strompager from e*message


Paging-System at Stronmetz Berlin


Control center of Stromnetz Berlin


From left to right: Frank Vainik (e*message), Dr. Robert Lorenz (Venios), Carsten Hofmann (e*message)

Interview with Robert Lorenz (PhD) in the Energy Daily

Robert Lorenz (PhD), Business Development Manager at Venios, was interviewed by Sebastian Schwarz of Martin Brückner Infosource (MBI) during the SüdwestStrom-event on 07th of April 2016 in Tübingen, Germany, about the “Digitalization of the Energy Sector”. The interview was published in the Energy Daily-Issue No. 76 on the pages 3-4. You can read the interview under the following link (only in German language): EnergyDaily_Ausgabe79_25.04.2016.


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