Niels Dietzsch has been supporting Fraunhofer Venture as an investment manager since October 2014 and since October 2016 has been the responsible TechBridge program manager. TechBridge concentrates on the initiation and implementation of cooperative innovation and transfer projects between Fraunhofer institutes and technology start-ups. Mr. Dietzsch has his own start-up experience and long-term professional experience in the investment team of the international venture capital company smac partners as well as in corporate finance consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Dietzsch is a graduate business manager and studied technology and management-oriented business administration (TUM-BWL) with a minor in mechanical engineering at TU München and HEC Paris. In addition, he completed a bachelor in finance at ESGCI Paris.