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The Smart Industries platform covers companies that stand out in their sectors with innovative engineering and intelligent technologies.

Our economic society is evolving at lightning speed. Virtually all such companies, in very divergent industries, are confronted with this continuous change and an increasingly global business environment. Almost by definition, these companies are heavy exporters of their products and services. Technological innovation is often a driving factor for achieving this scalability, for taking products and services to a higher level, making processes more efficient and improving the go-to-market. Rapidly accelerating digitisation also creates opportunities for efficiency gains and process improvements. And finally, technology can provide an even better customer experience and a distinctive position against international

The Smart Industries team works together with companies responding to these trends, to turn them into international leaders in their sectors.

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In Smart Industries, we invest in those companies that have high-growth potential to become the market leaders of tomorrow. They develop software and value-added ICT-services or engineer highly technical products, equipment and services. Find out more about our Smart Industries approach and portfolio in this 4’ video.

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Investment focus

  • ICT: Companies that develop software or provide value-added ICT-services.
  • Engineered Products: Companies that engineer, manufacture and market technical products, equipment and related services.
  • Advanced Manufacturing: Companies that differentiate through unique process knowhow and market position.

With Smart Industries, Gimv contributes to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.


  • Get to know our 5 pillars for value creation
  • Look into our portfolio
  • Our investment approach and added value

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Mega presenting the company to investment bankers, 2021

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Exit interview – Take a look at the journey that OTN Systems & Gimv made together

Under the partnership with Gimv, OTN Systems has evolved into a market leader of building superior networks in specific industrial segments including power utilities, transportation and oil and gas. Proud of OTN Systems: as part of the Belden group, the company is now ideally placed to continue growing internationally.

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