For Fraunhofer researchers

From researcher to entrepreneur

From researcher to entrepreneur


Founding a company is not easy even if our researchers developed an innovative idea or an exciting technology. Many things have to be considered and planned in advance.

The Fraunhofer Venture department is the central point of contact for researchers within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft who want to start-up a business and supports them on the way to a joint technology company. Researchers with entrepreneurial thinking are supported by systematically reducing the uncertainties linked to starting up a business step by step as well as by providing experienced coaches and development programs that continuously accompany the spin-off process.

Below you will find an overview of interesting Fraunhofer Venture services for our researchers:


Development programs for Fraunhofer researchers


Services for Fraunhofer researchers


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.



Explore our workshops like "Understanding Customers","Application Discovery" and many more.


Innovation with the Middle Sector

Venture Connect: Middle-Sized Companies and Fraunhofer-Institues are supported in identyfying and using the right technology.


Cooperation with Startups

TechBridge: Tech-Startups and Fraunhofer-Institutes are matched and supported in joint projects trough workshops and project budgets. 


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