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.
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No. of corporations with investments in VC (2018-2020)
No. of investments per sector of the investing corporation
No. of investee start-ups
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.
Data analytics and AI
Exploration and production (upstream)
Refining and petrochemicals (downstream)
Mobility as a service
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