Ralf Schnell, CEO of Siemens Financial Services (SFS) Venture Capital, discusses early-stage investment and the “Industry of the Future” fund with Automation World

Following the launch of the “Industry of the Future” fund – a joint-initiative by Siemens Venture Capital and Siemens Industry – Ralf Schnell, CEO of Siemens VC, spoke to Automation World about Siemens’ “Industrie 4.0” strategy and how venture capital investment supports Siemens technological innovation.

The new “Industry of the Future” fund targets early-stage companies – such as investees Lagoa (3D visualization software) and CounterTak (Cybersecurity) – with the potential to revolutionize industrial design and manufacturing processes. Strategic investment in such companies can help Siemens keep its finger on the pulse of potentially disruptive technologies through partnership agreements and acquisition.

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