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.



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New Investors strengthen Enerthing

The NRW.Bank and the Smart Energy Innovation Fund of Swiss energy provider Energie 360 as well as existing stakeholders including the Fraunhofer­-Gesellschaft invest in Enerthing GmbH. The Start-up from Cologne enables the Internet of things to be free from batteries and opens up new possibilities for the digitizing of processes.
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AR for industry 4.0: Start-up Visometry wins the Fraunhofer Gründerpreis 2018

The Fraunhofer-Gründerpreis 2018, worth 5000 euros, was awarded to Visometry GmbH, a spinoff from the Fraunhofer Institute for Graphic Data Processing (IGD). The Visometry team convinced the jury consisting of members from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) with their Augmented Reality tracking solutions for the digital value chain within the industry 4.0.
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