Investment preparation

How does Fraunhofer Venture support you?

Within the scope of the start-up process it is examined whether the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will invest in the spin-off. In addition to the technology, Fraunhofer is also connected to the spin-off as a partner in this case. The spin-off benefits insofar as the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as a joint partner is strongly interested in a positive business development.


Main services:

  • Fraunhofer Venture assesses and evaluates business concepts and prepares the decisions for investment of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • If Fraunhofer intends to invest in a spin-off, Fraunhofer Venture legal experts and investment managers support the process of drafting and developing the contract (with the involvement of relevant departments)
  • The decision about an investment is made by the executive board upon the recommendation of an investment committee that consists of representatives of all board divisions
  • Fraunhofer Venture is responsible for calling and coordinating the investment committee as well as for creating and implementing the board decisions with respect to spin-offs and investments


Contact your responsible investment manager and legal expert at Fraunhofer Venture. The list of allocated institutes is available on the intranet.