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.

Devloping Ideas with Fraunhofer Venture

Fraunhofer Venture supports researchers when developing ideas and bringing them to the market. Especially for this, Fraunhofer Venture developed an integrated development process, which is based on spin-off procedures. Researchers can profit from several Fraunhofer Venture programmes such as Business IdeationFDays®, FFE and FFM in order to foster their first business model and get coached along the way.

 

 

Our Services for Fraunhofer-Researchers 

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS:

 

⇒ Business Ideation:

Fraunhofer employees develop business ideas and test them for an affective customer need.

⇒ FDays®: Fraunhofer Days:

Utilization-open acceleration mode for selected, entrepreneurial-minded employees.

⇒ FFE: Fraunhofer fosters Entrepreneurs:

Internal support for the preparatory activities in order to create Fraunhofer spin-offs.

⇒ FFM: Fraunhofer fosters Management:

Financial support for Fraunhofer shareholdings to complete important management competencies.

ACTIVITIES:

 

Spin-Off Support:

We take over the coordination of the overall conception of spin-offs under specific Fraunhofer framework conditions.

⇒ Investment preparation:

In case of a positive participation decision, we prepare the process.

Investment management

We are the main contact concerning the investment portfolio of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Workshops & Yearly Events:

Discover our workshops, like "Understanding Customers", "Technology looks for Implementation", "TandemCamp" and more. 

PROJECTS:

 

High-Tech Pioneers:

Experienced founders are matched with a selected Fraunhofer start-up project and thus connected with their potential co-founders.

TechBridge:

Cooperation support between Fraunhofer-Institutes and external technology start-ups through experience and networks in the start-up ecosystem.

Venture Connect:

Medium-sized enterprises and Fraunhofer-Institutes are supported whilst identifying their common usage of technology.  

 

 

Our Services for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs 

 

⇒ FDays®: Fraunhofer Days:

Utilization-open acceleration mode for selected, entrepreneurial-minded employees

High-Tech Pioneers:

Experienced founders are matched with a selected Fraunhofer start-up project and thus connected with their potential co-founders.

TechBridge:

Cooperation support between Fraunhofer-Institutes and external technology start-ups through experience and networks in the start-up ecosystem.

Venture Connect:

Medium-sized enterprises and Fraunhofer-Institutes are supported whilst identifying their common usage of technology.

 

Contact

 

Discover our team and find the right Fraunhofer Venture contact for your concerns!

 

How to reach us

Hansastraße 27c
80686 Munich

 

Here is how to find your way to Fraunhofer Venture.