Valerie Daldrup

Valerie Daldrup

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Valerie Daldrup

Research Fellow, Unit Innovation Financing

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig

Phone +49 341 231039-138

Fax +49 341 231039-9138

Areas of expertise

  • Knowledge and technology transfer
  • Start-up funding
  • Innovation management, new business models
  • Network development and international collaborations


Professional Development

Valerie Daldrup holds a Diplom-Volkswirt degree and joined the Fraunhofer IMW's Innovation Financing unit in May 2017. One focus of her work is the identification of gaps in the financing of innovative research projects and the (further) development of financing instruments that promote a successful transfer or commercial utilization. Her parallel work at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) Research & Transfer Service Centre (since 2015) has allowed her to contribute additional experience in this field. Before that, she worked in the area of innovation management for several years in an advisory capacity and as an industry representative (nationally and in the Asia-Pacific region).