Florian Ascherl supports the Fraunhofer Venture team in the areas of innovation management and start-up incubation. In particular, he is responsible for the design and implementation of the founding module of Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland (FMD). Within the FMD, microelectronic spin-offs are promoted throughout the entire start-up ecosystem - especially Fraunhofer-external ideas, start-up teams or start-ups are further developed in this incubation program. Before his time at Fraunhofer, Mr. Ascherl gained experience as a consultant and co-innovator in management consulting. Florian Ascherl studied economics with a focus on economics at the FAU in Nuremberg and AU in Washington D.C. (USA) and graduated in 2016 with a Master's degree in Strategic Management from the LFU in Innsbruck.