High-Tech Pioneers | Constitution and Development of Spin-Off Teams

Teams first. Technologies second.


«Look, I don't really know where we should take this bus. But I know this much: If we get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus, then we'll figure out how to take it someplace great.» (James C. Collins

Teams first, great technologies second. Fraunhofer Company Building connects the best of two worlds: leading researchers and experienced entrepreneurs. We get the right people on the bus, actual high-tech pioneers into the driver's seat and fuel it with genuine high-tech. Together, our teams will get the best out of any technology, nurture its full market potential and create a company with significant impact.

Both, the entrepreneurs as well as our technologies are selected by following a rigorous process.

The perfect Match

The best recipe includes two superior components: engagement and passion.

The Entrepreneur 

  • fully committed to create spin-off
  • ready to invest time, resources and private money
  • high-tech and B2B-proof with years of business and industry experience
  • a proven entrepreneurial personality
  • driven by impact
  • not: „hipster entrepreneurs“, consultants expecting quick returns, entrepreneurial freshmen   

The High-Tech

  • Startup Commitment: full commitment to create a spin-off from all levels of the hierarchy
  • Transparency in terms of aspirations, expectations and support
  • Liquidity-friendly terms for accessing the IP
  • Outstanding, state-of-the art technology with global unfair advantage, deep intellectual property and a TRL of at least 6
  • Entrepreneurial Researchers: a team of researchers willing to back the external pioneers, or to become entrepreneurs themselves, full availability during program and beyond, ready to being challenged


Why should you spend time?

For High-Tech Owner

  • Business Acceleration: head into new markets at full speed, understand new customers and industries quickly and get access to a viable business model
  • Keep your "A" people: fully benefit from a spin-off, without necessarily losing your best researchers
  • Monetary returns: create the opportunity to gain from licensing revenues (short-term) as well as exit returns and dividends (long-term), instant access to venture capital
  • Mindset transfer: let your team of researchers closely accompany the pioneers and let them benefit from peer-learning


For Entrepreneurs

Get an exclusive and fast access to...

  • already working prototypes based upon years of technology development and defendable IP
  • proven use cases and customer needs due to close link of Fraunhofer to customers and markets
  • a tech team and really experienced researchers

Current Spin-Off Opportunities

Life Science


A rapid individualized diagnosis of food

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AI ,IoT, Robotics


3D resolution radar for secure identification and authentication of people  

AI ,IoT, Robotics


Driving assistance system with enables an all around supervision

AI & Data


The car of the future with emotional



Non-thermal and non-chemical alternative for preserving sensitive liquid products



Software for companies that secure the email communications  



The FluoroDrop method is suitable for
studying molecules in highly dilute solutions



Hair color that offers a long-term solution even against frizzy hair



Innovative way of Indoor farming with a
novel plant cultivation system

Augmented- & Virtual Reality


360 ° projection and interaction

AI & Data


Supports decision-making for wind energy plant operators

Contact for Pioneers

Any questions?

Thorsten Lambertus

Contact Press / Media

Thorsten Lambertus

Programme Manager High-Tech Pioneers

Phone +49 89 1205-4516