This makes it difficult the founders of course start tremendously, if is a priori clear, that it will be extremely difficult to win a suitable partner for the initial phase. ” Incentives motivate founder just in the idea stage the Fraunhofer scientists of the 66 institutions and facilities get to feel this development as well. At the same time, they benefit from the support measures offered by Fraunhofer venture for Fraunhofer employees. Over 200 companies from different fields of technology could be supported with the Foundation since 1999. The decisive factor here is realistically to assess the probability of success of an idea at the early stage and to propose the individually suitable measures. Thomas double Hall: the more intensively you had at the beginning exactly with the topics maturity of technology, scope of protection, engagement/availability of the founders, financing situation, establishment on the market and Realistic deals sales organization, the easier you can identify risks and countermeasures and contributing to the successful, sustainable establishment of the company in the market. Three success factors double Berger identifies this as a crucial prerequisite for the establishment of: first: A homogeneous team. So founders, who cover all necessary areas of the company, not only technology, but also business aspects such as marketing, sales, and finance.
Then of course the necessary capital to start the company and to make necessary investments. Thirdly a technology ideally patent-protected, as necessary and sustainable differentiator. This is true not only for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, but for all research facilities from start-up strategy. There is less money in the market and the hurdles are so high like never early concrete planning, both technological and business issues, and networks from the outset a play greater role than ever before. The Foundation will according to the Fraunhofer venture experts Thomas double r is a decisive factor for a successful establishment. So in times of crisis, it applies to Fraunhofer venture, the scientists continue to motivate, to promote their establishment.