Energy Trends Report 2022

Technological trends and fields of relevance to the energy transition, through studying investments in sector start-ups.

What is the future of the energy sector?

Energy Trends is a report drawn up by the Utilities area of NTT DATA, aimed at providing an overview of current trends in the energy macro-sector, in terms of venture capital investments in technology start-ups and new business models. It allows us to anticipate potential changes in the sector in view of the investments that have been made.

Scope of the report

To draw up the Energy Trends Report, NTT DATA has traced and analysed investments by the 33 largest energy companies (by turnover) in the 2018-2020 period. Similarly, to provide the most recent data possible, the 84 investment events that occurred in the first half of 2021 were also analysed.

Investment search in the VC database

33COMPANIES INTERVIEWED

No. of corporations with investments in VC (2018-2020)

33
13 Oil & gas
20 Utilities

No. of investments per sector of the investing corporation

401
317 in 2018-2020
84 in H1 2021
12 EXECUTIVES OF MAJOR CORPORATIONS
11 STARTUP FOUNDERS/CEOS

No. of investee start-ups

258

Main analysed technological fields

The fields of application of electricity, Oil&Gas, mobility and digital technologies have been taken into account throughout this report. All of these have been chosen because of their relevance within the sector, accounting for the largest number and volume of total investments.

Investments

143

ELECTRICITY

58

Oil&Gas

60

Mobility

Explore the report’s data interactively

To draw up the report we relied on Inttrend, a market intelligence platform based on NTT Data’s AI and data. Inttrend helps companies to adopt better growth strategies and commercial development decisions. Inttrend compiles and processes the most relevant public and private data sources to offer a comprehensive overview of the innovation and business ecosystems. We have used this tool’s capabilities to perform an in-depth analysis of around 317 investments.

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