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Founded as a manufacturer for shed roofs, Eberspächer keeps reinventing itself again and again. Next Shed is build upon this spirit. As the corporate business innovation arm of the Eberspächer group, we drive ideas and help intra- and entrepreneurs to bring them to life. Next Shed combines incubation with venture capital – the best of both at one place. Or as we say: the place 2B2B.

INCUBATOR

As an incubator, we are here to provide advice and operational assistance to both internal and external venture teams – we can offer you know-how, networking, and creative freedom.

VENTURE

As an incubator, we are here to provide advice and operational assistance to both internal and external venture teams – we can offer you know-how, networking, and creative freedom.

Benefits

EVERYTHING WE OFFER.

What interests you, fascinates you, motivates you? Choose from over 40 benefits at Next Shed to help your project succeed!

  • Know-how

    We offer the appropriate methods and techniques for every phase.

  • Market access

    We offer unique access to OEMs & the aftermarket

  • Short decision-making processes

    Next Shed works in close and direct collaboration with the Eberspächer Board of Management.

  • Ice-Lab

    Freeze anything you want at up to –40°C in our car-sized cold chambers.

  • Sound-Lab

    Whether it’s the sound of Beethoven or a vehicle engine, we listen carefully.

  • Engine-Lab

    Engine test stands where you can give it your all.

  • 100-G-Shake-Lab

    Wish to experience the force of gravity times 100? Welcome to the vibration testing laboratory!

  • Creative Software

    Everything to make your ideas more visible.

  • Market databases

    Pick up on trends and potential before your competitors do.

  • Prototyping workshops

    Build your first prototypes with us.

  • Make-and-Do workshops

    Take part in our hands-on workshops.

  • Expert talks

    Meet the experts who can bring your ideas to the next level.

  • Network

    Our global network stretches far beyond the automotive market.

  • Seed capital & additional funding

    Enjoy unique conditions in order to make your dream a reality.

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FOCUS AREAS

You have made the right choice with us.

We have defined four focus areas in which we are active. Are they the perfect fit for your plans and business ideas? Then we need to talk!

  • Creation of sustainable mobility services in a globalized world
  • BEV, (P)HEV or FCEV – what does the future hold?
  • Will the car be replaced by passenger drones?
  • eMobility as a pioneering company of sustainable mobility
  • Shareconomy: share it, don’t own it
  • Higher standard of living thanks to zero waste
  • Greater comfort and convenience through smart devices
  • Autonomous driving will shape future mobility (e.g., when it comes to safety, traffic congestion, the “last mile”)
  • New technologies are turning existing business models upside down (e.g., AI, virtual reality, cloud computing)
  • Service economy with specific focus on comfort
  • Vehicle data for optimization of traffic situations
  • Mobility

    • Creation of sustainable mobility services in a globalized world
    • BEV, (P)HEV or FCEV – what does the future hold?
    • Will the car be replaced by passenger drones?
  • Neo-ecology

    • eMobility as a pioneering company of sustainable mobility
    • Shareconomy: share it, don’t own it
    • Higher standard of living thanks to zero waste
  • Connectivity

    • Greater comfort and convenience through smart devices
    • Autonomous driving will shape future mobility (e.g., when it comes to safety, traffic congestion, the “last mile”)
  • New services
    and business
    models

    • New technologies are turning existing business models upside down (e.g., AI, virtual reality, cloud computing)
    • Service economy with specific focus on comfort
    • Vehicle data for optimization of traffic situations
EBERSPÄCHER

We’re taking the same path.

Shed roofs, sound absorbers, heating appliances and toys, medical kits and prostheses: Eberspächer was an expert at reinvention, before finally establishing itself as an international automotive supplier of catalytic converters, exhaust systems and air conditioning systems with 80 locations in 29 countries. And where will our journey with you take us?

Team

YOU CAN COUNT ON US.

We believe in the power of your ideas and want to know more. But who are we? A few introductions…

  • Edgar Müller

    VP Business Innovation

  • Soumaya Msalmi

    Business Development Manager

  • Madeleine Hiss

    Assistance

  • Cornelius Bubenzer

    Intrapreneur & PR

  • Michael Janke

    Incubator Program Manager

  • Felix Gärtner

    UX Designer

  • Carola Epple

    Innovation Manager

  • Martin Ziegler

    Electromobility Expert

Contact us, become part of our network. Together we will get your start-up started.

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