The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft supports spin-off aspirations to valorize and commercialize technologies that have mainly been developed at Fraunhofer. Fraunhofer Venture thereby steers the spin-off and respective investment process. The range of services include an integral mentoring and consulting before and after the new venture creation. Some key responsibilities include the support for business modelling activities, development of a business plan, preparation of legal contracts as well as the search for capital providers and cooperation partners.
Fraunhofer Venture also has an excellent network in the German start-up scene and is happy to provide contacts:
- Founders, spin-offs and associates
- Business angels, state banks venture capitalists
- Industrial partners and strategic investors