C O O P E R AT E T O I N N O VAT E
A C C E L E R A T I N G A G R I F O O D - S T A R T U P S T H R O U G H D E E P T E C H - C O L L A B O R A T I O N S
M A T H I A S R A U C H
F R A U N H O F E R , D I R E C T O R E U R O P E A N R E S E A R C H A R E A
Fraunhofer Venture - in a nutshell
BUILD, COOPERATE AND INVEST
External founding teams & startups looking
for technology & market entry
Internal researchers with technology looking
for business model & external team
Spinoff creation; venture & investment
POC to Series A-Investment in
TECHBRIDGE - what is it all about?
Joint de-risking of hightech innovations through partnerships & collaboration
Many startups lack resources & (B2B) expertise.
Need of technical and commercial proof for customers, partners and investors.
Deploy Fraunhofer expertise of bringing technology closer to market adoption.
Scope and execute projects to de-risk or co-develop early-stage technologies & products.
Drive startups to the next level of validation and jointly commercialize hightech solutions
Innovators and Entrepreneurs are poised to revolutionize industries.
We want to unlock their high-tech-potential!
TECHBRIDGE - in a Nutshell
Co-innovation with hightech-startups as a means of open innovation and tech-transfer of RTOs
JOINT INITIATIVES &
Our main goals are …
position Fraunhofer within the startup-
systematically open Fraunhofer for startups-
initiate & systematically and financially enable
create WIN-WIN-WIN situations between
startups, Fraunhofer and partners (corporates,
VCs, accelerators, etc)
tap into radical innovation
We offer …
We focus on …
TECHBRIDGE – Competition makes you faster, Collaboration better
INITIATION & ACCELERATION MATCHING & APPLICATION PARTNERING & AKQUISITION
Hightech-startups signal substantial interest in deeptech-collaborations with applied research
SUCCESS STORY - Fraunhofer IGD-R & Monitorfish
S M A R T L I V E S T O C K - M A N A G E M E N T - S Y S T E M F O R
A Q U A C U LT U R E S U S I N G A I - B A S E D
R E C O M M E N D AT I O N & A U T O M I Z AT I O N
NOV 2017 STARTUP-TECH-FAIR: „STARTUPS MEET FRAUNHOFER“
DEZ 2017 MATCHMAKING VIA TECHBRIDGE
JAN 2018 TECHBRIDGE-PROGRAM
TechBridge provided 70k€ + Workshops
Startup accepted to EXIST, ClimateKIC, …
Joint R&D Grant: „DipAgrar“ with Fraunhofer IGD-R ~800k€
> Long-term cooperation conracts & licensing agreement
JAN 2019 ACCEPETED AS SPIN-OFF >>> INVESTMENT BY FTTF
FhG provides Machine Learning Algorithm & underwater camera
(prototypes) to detects animal welfare and e.g. growth
An example of building win-win-win startup-collaborations for RTOs
TECHBRIDGE: Kickstarting a vertical in the AgriFood
S TA R T U P - I N I T I AT I V E S
Including Fraunhofer expertise and technology in Hackathons together with corporate sponsors. Upcoming topics:
STRENGTHENING RURAL AREAS: Smart and digital solutions for rural areas
FARMHACK: Data-driven solutions in AgriFoodTech
E C O S Y S T E M B U I L D I N G
Currently participating in the build-up of an AgriFood INNOVATION CIRCLE of entrepreneurs & affiliated partners
C O L L A B O R AT I V E A G R I F O O D T E C H - A C C E L E R AT O R
AGRIFOOD-SPECIFIC COHORT within TECHBRIDGE for deeptech-collaborations
Current iniatives - Call for partners & AgriFood-startups!!!
C O - I N N O VAT I O N W I T H H I G H - T E C H S TA RT U P S & E C O S Y S T E M PA RT N E R S
NIELS DIETZSCH | Head of TechBridge | Venture Partner
+49 151 / 2136 9107 I email@example.com