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Technology transfer through spin-offs

To advance the transfer of its scientific research findings and meet the growing start-up spirit in the Fraunhofer institutes, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft initiated its Fraunhofer Venture division in 1999.

The aim of Fraunhofer Venture is to make innovations usable through spin-offs and lead them to economic value creation.

As of today, we supported the successful start-up of more than 200 companies from life science/medical science, energy and environment, information and communication, manufacturing and processing, microelectronics, transport and logistics, materials, and photonics.

Our development programs

 

Pre-qualification program

Business Ideation

Fraunhofer employees develop business ideas and test them for their effective customer benefit.

 

Business model development

FDays®

Fraunhofer Days: Acceleration mode with transfer option for selected employees with an entrepreneurial spirit.

 

Business plan development

FFE

Fraunhofer Fosters Entrepreneurs: Internal development program for supporting the preparations for founding a Fraunhofer spin-off.

 

Management boost

FFM

Fraunhofer Fosters Management: Financial support for Fraunhofer investments for completing important management competences.

Our activities

 

Spin-off support

In the context of supporting spin-offs and investments, Fraunhofer Venture manages the alignment of the overall spin-off concept to the specific conditions of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

 

Investment preparation

Within the scope of the start-up process it is examined whether the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will invest in the spin-off. Fraunhofer Venture prepares the decision process and implements positive investment decisions.

 

Investment management

Fraunhofer Venture is responsible for the investment management of all Fraunhofer investments and therefore the central contact for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft investment portfolio.

Our projects supported by BMBF

 

Strategic increase of innovation potential

Enabling Innovation

Detailed analysis and specific advancement of innovativeness and technology transfer at the Fraunhofer institutes.

 

Entrepreneurship

Venture Lab

Discovering transfer potentials for Fraunhofer technologies at an early stage and advancing them to marketable solutions up to the final launch.

 

Entrepreneurial transfer cooperation

Venture Connect

Supporting small and medium-sized businesses and Fraunhofer institutes to jointly identify and commercialize technology.

 

Cooperation with external start-ups

TechBridge

Supporting the initiation and implementation of cooperative transfer projects between Fraunhofer institutes and technology start-ups through experience and networking in the start-up eco system.

Contact us!

Contact

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V.
Fraunhofer Venture

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munich
Germany

Phone       +49 89 1205-4501 
Fax           +49 89 1205-7552
 

 

How to reach us

Here is how to find your way to Fraunhofer Venture.

 

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