Spin-offs are a strategic goal pursued by the Fraunhofer Society executive management and a potential way to bring research findings to the market. For the institute involved, however, spin-offs often mean the loss of employees and profit; there is typically a delay in realizing potential returns from the investment. We use easily trackable data to structure our spin-off premium with an immediate financial impact at the institutes.
The purpose behind our spin-off premium#
Our Spin-offs involving Fraunhofer institutes are supported through spin-off premium.
- Spin-offs are part of the Fraunhofer Society's strategy and the Fraunhofer institutes are encouraged to pursue this avenue for technology transfer – despite any uncertainties that might be involved .
- We offer our institutes a way to compensate for the loss of expertise that comes with employees transferring with the spin-off (resolving the conflict: spin-off <-> the institute's core business).