Our activities

The Fraunhofer Venture department of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offers the complete range of support services for spin-off ventures of Fraunhofer institutes, including consulting for researchers on all issues related to the spin-off process.

This includes in particular the areas of spin-off support, investment preparation, and investment management, but also the “Enabling Innovation” management tool for analyzing and increasing the Fraunhofer institutes’ innovation ability.


Spin-off support

In the context of supporting spin-offs and investments, Fraunhofer Venture manages the alignment of the overall spin-off concept to the specific conditions of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.


Investment preparation

Within the scope of the start-up process it is examined whether the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will invest in the spin-off. Fraunhofer Venture prepares the decision process and implements positive investment decisions.


Investment management

Fraunhofer Venture is responsible for the investment management of all Fraunhofer investments and therefore the central contact for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft investment portfolio.