Fraunhofer AHEAD - Matchmaking Startups & Fraunhofer

Would you like to start an innovative project with a Fraunhofer researcher or a startup?

Do you already have a concrete idea which technology you would like to advance?

 

AHEAD connects startups and single entrepreneurs with Fraunhofer researchers to bring Fraunhofer Technologies to the market!

 

@STARTUPS & FOUNDING TEAMS

Startups that wish to integrate HighTech into their product can leverage the services of AHEAD and receive support in implementing Fraunhofer technology in their core products!

 

@FRAUNHOFER RESEARCHERS

AHEAD supports Fraunhofer researchers who would like to collaborate with innovative startups and experience how their technologies are established on the market by young companies.

 

TO BENEFIT FROM OUR AHEAD SERVICES; PLEASE CHECK FIRST IF YOU CAN MEET THE CRITERIA FOR AN AHEAD SUPPORT!

How does the Matching work?


MATCHING FORM

The first step for a successful Fraunhofer-startup project is to fill out the form below. Once you have submitted the form, a AHEAD Technology Scout will contact you as soon as possible.

Please state a very specific technology need in your application (the more technical, the better) and make the goal of the Fraunhofer startup project very clear!

 

TECHNOLOGY SCOUTING

If the application is successful, a detailed search for Fraunhofer technologies or startups is carried out. Before the first contact is made, the Technology Scout talks in person with the potential partner in order to specify the expectations of a joint project in advance.

 

FIRST APPROACH

Now, the Technology Scout establishes the first contact between the potential partners. In a personal meeting, both parties should decide whether the project idea offers added value for all parties involved. It is important that there is technology transfer potential for the institute and commercialization potential for the startup.

Please note: To participate in AHEAD, certain requirements must be met. Here you can find more information about this.

 

START THE FRAUNHOFER-STARTUP PROJECT!

As soon as an added value for both sides and the AHEAD requirements have been determined, the partners can start the Fraunhofer-startup project!

If you want to be informed about the next AHEAD info workshop for Fraunhofer-startup tandems or the start of the next online application phase for the AHEAD bootcamp, please click here.  

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