Fraunhofer Venture

Fraunhofer Venture

From researcher to entrepreneur

The foundation and establishment of a successful company requires more than an innovative idea or technology.

As a partner of start-up companies, Fraunhofer institutes, the industrial sector and investors, we support foundation-willing scientists from the Fraunhofer environment with our know-how and utilize our network for a successful technology transfer.

Networking During the World's Leading Industrial Fair – Tech Transfer at Hannover Messe

To support research establishments and start-up initiatives with the successful implementation of new technologies, Hannover Messe puts technology transfer in the focus. Around 50 start-ups will present their business during the one-week trade fair in hall 2 and benefit from the networking idea and the know-how exchange. Fraunhofer Venture, like other research establishments such as the Helmholtz Association or the Leibniz Association, will send some of its spin-offs to the fair. We talked with Thomas Doppelberger, head of Fraunhofer Venture, about the advantages and opportunities of Tech Transfer.




Tech Transfer at Hannover Messe – what exactly is happening during this week?

The idea is actually very simple – Tech Transfer wants to give young spin-offs from different research establishments that have just been set up the chance to present their business to a more general public. Hannover Messe as the world's leading industrial fair is of course the ideal place for it. The start-ups take turns at the fair so that every day there will be something new to discover for the visitors. The days are dedicated to different topics: Monday and Thursday are themed "Energy + Environment", Tuesday and Friday are dedicated to "Enabling Technologies + Industrial Supply", Wednesday focuses on "Industrial Automation", Thursday additionally deals with "Future City + Mobility" and Friday with "Embedded Systems." Furthermore, the fair's event program with discussions and presentations all about technology transfer and spin-offs, offers a good opportunity to deepen one's knowledge and gain experience for the company. In particular the "Tech Transfer Forum" specializing in start-up issues is especially interesting for the participants.