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Unit, Innovation Financing

For sponsors, foundations and private financial actors, we do research and test alternative forms of participation for the financing of innovation processes. This includes the areas of "Financing Innovations" and "Innovations in the Financing Sector". In addition, we represent the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) and the FGF Working Group for Start-up and SME Finance.

Range of Services

  • Applied crowdfunding research
  • Development and testing of alternative forms of participation and financing
  • Transfer of scientific findings into practical application


Current Events

Meet us:

28. - 29.11.2019: Project Meeting Innovation-Hub 13 with Valerie Daldrup and Iliyana Madina

27.11.2019: Discussion at »InnoMatch - Innovation verbindet« with Marie-Luise Kanbach

21. - 22.11.2019: Participation in international conference »e-nova« and FIRECE S&T Committee Meeting with Iliyana Madina and Claudia Domel

11. - 13.11.2019: Project Meeting of BLOCKPOOL project at »Convergence - The Global Blockchain Congress« with Erik Ackermann and Jens Rockel

8.11.2019: ClusterFeedback and DIHP workshop with Marie-Luise Kanbach, Norman Bedtke and Dr. Robin Bürger


9th »Transferwerkstatt« by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Transfer workshop "Innovation Orientation of Research"

  • Conference contribution by Anne Becker
  • Also participating: Malgorzata Krowicka, Marie-Luise Kanbach and Norman Bedtke

More events and news

Our news articles are displayed according to the research units at the institute. To read current news for this unit, you can filter with the category "Innovation Financing."

Kommunales Crowdfunding im Freistaat Sachsen. Neue Wege in der Finanzierung kommunaler Projekte (in German)
Wege zur Stärkung der wirtschaftlichen Verwertung aus der Wissenschaft: Lehren aus der förderpolitischen Praxis (in German)
Democratising Entrepreneurial Finance: The Impact of Crowdfunding and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)