Areas of expertise
- Crowdfunding and innovation financing
- Funding of transfer for research projects; special focus on crowdfunding and social impact
- Scientific monitoring of crowdfunding campaigns and project management
Anne Becker has been a member of the Innovation Financing Unit at Fraunhofer IMW since June 2017. Previously, she worked as a project manager with a platform for crowd investing where she was responsible for the campaign management of crowdfunding projects. She was involved in successful crowdfunding projects, including crowdFANding – which had its fourth successful run and has been awarded the Thuringian Innovation Prize in the category Audience Prize, and the Central German Fundraising Prize in silver. As part of the BMBF project "TransferFinanz - Transfer of Research Results to Applications with social impact", she now works with the TransferFinanz team to develop a state-of-the-art financing model that will allow the transfer of research results with potential for social change from non-university research institutions. In that context, she successfully accompanied the first crowdfunding campaign "Greenup Sahara" with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. Additionally, Anne Becker is a member of the Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V.