Research and Business Accelerator

The core function of the Research and Business Accelerator unit is to analyze research and business development processes (Research to Business to Market). We identify drivers, barriers and opportunities to exploit their potential for market-driven utilization.

We offer knowledge, cooperation and a project platform for international business, research and politics. For our customers and partners both at home and abroad we facilitate international project cooperation and contribute towards their international networking efforts in research and in business projects. Our unit is closely linked with other technological Fraunhofer institutes, public organizations and business representatives in Germany and abroad.

Through the Accelerator Program we support innovation proprietors (start-ups, spin-offs, SMEs, large enterprises, associations, research institutes, universities) in the identification, evaluation and development of new market opportunities for their technologies, products and services in international innovation ecosystems.

We provide innovation developers (research consortia) with the people and business management tools to help them establish their market driven projects and skills and to then successfully execute these in international research and economic systems (example project: SIMS).

We advise and assist innovation sponsors (research, education and economic development actors) in the process of investigating the potentials for international business and research development as well as to stimulate new measures.

Current projects within the accelerator program accelerapp

See reference projects of accelerapp program.

Analysis for the International Application of Sintering Technologies.

R&D Summit on 12 September 12 2017 in Warsaw

The R&D Summit, held annually in Poland, focuses on innovations and trends in research and development. The conference is organized by TechBrainers, an agency specializing in research and development at the interface between science and business.

Polish and international experts will discuss topics such as innovation systems, social networks in organizational culture and Blockchain. Wojciech Roskiewicz, the head of Fraunhofer IMW‘s Research and Business Accelerator Unit, will moderate a discussion panel on internationalization models.

Market Potential and Cooperation Strategy for Eye-tracking Technology from Assistech.

Selected projects in the annual reports of the Fraunhofer IMW

In its annual reports, the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center presents the wide scope of its socio-economic services spectrum. The expert teams contributions provide a compact overview of the institute's projects, product, subject and research focuses.