Bootcamp  /  September 09, 2024  -  September 12, 2024

AHEAD Bootcamp - September 2024

Target group

AHEAD is an internal Fraunhofer tech transfer program that intentionally includes external entrepreneurs and partners (other startups, companies, universities) and is well connected into the national and international startup ecosystem.

The following internal target groups can apply to AHEAD:

  • Fraunhofer researchers with the goal of licensing to an established player
  • Fraunhofer researchers with the goal of creating a spinoff
  • Fraunhofer researchers who cooperate with an external start-up that builds or extends a product with the help of Fraunhofer technology (via Fraunhofer Venture CoLab)


Application Requirements

All data (incl. attachments) will be encrypted and saved on Fraunhofer internal servers. The applications can only be accessed by the AHEAD program management as well as responsible venture and licensing managers from within Fraunhofer headquarters.

  • Completed application form via Fraunhofer Innovation Hub
  • TRL of your technology is at least 3 (for spin-offs) or 5 (for licensing projects)
  • The technology is available for licensing or a spin-off, i.e. the tech is not bound to certain industry projects or exclusivity
  • Commitment to join all 4 days of the Bootcamp on own time & budget

Feel free to contact Leo Mück if you have any questions.