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Uponor Innovations

Turning your ideas into a successful reality

  • About Us

    Uponor innovations

    The entrepreneurial spirit is core to our culture at Uponor. It's what's made us the leading manufacturer and supplier of plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling systems for residential and commercial spaces in North America. More than 70% of our current revenue is derived from products we've introduced to the North American market over the past 20 years.

    Uponor Corporation, listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd., Finland, has more than 3,200 employees in 30 countries, with revenue exceeding $1 billion.

    How we can help you

     

    We'd love to hear about your new idea. We're looking for new technologies and leading-edge products that improve the way people plan, design, construct, improve and manage environments in a green and sustainable way. Creative solutions that take us beyond what's already been done to improve the environments where we live, work and play every day.  


    Who can submit an idea?

     

    Anyone — we welcome ideas from entrepreneurs, business owners, management teams, investors, funds, etc. Determining a promising fit starts with an assessment of the environmental improvement, technical feasibility, manufacturability, required capital, current business performance, market size and growth potential.

    Our interests include acquisitions, equity participation and licensing. We are not an investment portfolio enterprise. Our approach is to pursue involvement where we can best leverage mutual success through existing Uponor assets and resources.

     
    Why us?

     

    We offer engineering, manufacturing and distribution networks to transform visions into real-world solutions. While Uponor Innovations LLC and Uponor, Inc. are based in Minneapolis, our global reach extends throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Central America. 
  • Submit an idea

    Submit your idea

    Please submit an executive summary using the form below.

    We will review your submission and contact you if additional information is required. All information submitted will be deemed non-confidential.

    Contact information

    Product information

    Please include any patents issued or pending.

    Highlight the environmental enhancements. Tell us about the green and sustainable features of your idea.

    Identify the buyer and why do they want / need the product. Provide a profile of the end user.

    Provide a summarized roll-out plan. Define your go-to-market strategy.

    Outline the current investment profile.

    What requirements are needed (how much and when)?

  • FAQ
    Frequently asked questions

     

    How large is the fund?

    Uponor Innovations LLC is a corporate enterprise for identifying emerging markets and creating new products. As a public company subsidiary, we offer multiple options for raising funds. We are more opportunity-limited than financially constrained.

    What is your individual investment cap?

    Our investment interest is based on the specific due diligence for each opportunity. We do not have a specified maximum investment limit.

    What is your typical investment?

    Investments vary based on the overall opportunity. Our interests are not restricted to a specific investment threshold.

    Who manages the fund?

    Uponor Innovations LLC is a subsidiary of Uponor, Inc.

    How many investments do you plan to make this year?

    We do not have an investment quota. Our goal is to pursue all opportunities that make business sense for Uponor.

    What is the focus of your portfolio?

    We are looking for new technologies and leading-edge products that improve the way people plan, design, construct, improve and manage environments in a green and sustainable way. Creative solutions that take us beyond what's already been done to improve the environments where we live, work and play every day.

    What are your investment objectives?

    We are open to acquisitions, equity participation and licensing. Our approach is to pursue involvement where we can best leverage mutual success through existing Uponor assets and resources.

    I submitted information through your website; who do I call to follow up?

    Our evaluation process has several internal review levels. We will contact you if we need additional clarification.

    Are you only interested in construction products?

    No. Our approach is to pursue involvement where we can best leverage mutual success through existing Uponor assets and resources. As such, construction products are a good fit, but we are open to all ideas that improve the environments where we live, work and play every day.

    Are you restricted to acquisition-only investments?

    No. Our interests include acquisitions, equity participation and licensing.