AHEAD is aimed at all teams of researchers who want to open up their projects to commercialisation and extend their business-related capabilities and/or expand their team. The programme is open-use and thus suitable for both licensing and spin-off projects. The only prerequisite is that the team is motivated about technology transfer.
The AHEAD programme is run by Fraunhofer Venture . As an exclusive partner of AHEAD we will offer our DLR teams to participate at the programme. DLR teams can apply by contacting Technology Marketing.
The programme starts with a four-day ‘boot camp’ in Munich with a focus on the topics of team, market and product, as well as the creation of an individual roadmap for the flexible six-month phase 1 of AHEAD. In addition, at the very outset the team is mentored by an experienced in-house DLR technology transfer advisor, who provides them with close support throughout the entire programme. It is also possible to bring experienced entrepreneurs on board or form completely external start-up teams. Next bootcamp will take place from 17 to 20 January 2022.
Phase 2 of AHEAD is similar to Helmholtz Enterprise. AHEAD equips the team with suitable entrepreneurial tools and thus acts as a catalyst for the implementation of technology transfer.
Technology Marketing is already accepting applications for the next batch till 12 November 2021. If you would like to apply for the Fraunhofer AHEAD programme or have any other questions, please contact us!