With more than 40.000 employees and more than 35 Mio customers worldwide the German based E.ON group is one of the leading energy groups in the world. Since 2004 E.ON Czech has been part of the E.ON group and today it is one of the largest integrated energy companies in the Czech Republic serving approx. 1,5 Mio customers in electricity and gas. E.ON Czech focuses on environment friendly technologies and its decentralized generation units offer energy solutions for a sustainable development. Inter alia, projects like smart metering, electro-mobility, smart street lighting, support of CNG vehicles and the associated development of charging infrastructure for e-mobility together with filling stations for CNG vehicles are being developed. Managing innovation plays an ever increasing role in the mission of E.ON. Therefore the development and selection of innovative technologies and business models are additionally supported by the E.ON :agile accelerator programme for start-ups or by venture-capital activities for strategic partnerships.