Innovation Financing

Digitalization is shaping social and economic life in all areas and opening up new opportunities for the active participation of society in innovation processes, among others through crowd-based methods such as crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.

These methods provide companies and organizations with the opportunity to involve their customer groups as an active crowd in the co-design and – if required – also in the financing of their products and services at an early stage.

Mission

Our mission is to introduce companies, research institutions and other organizations to the potential of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. In doing so, we empower them towards a demand-oriented use of the instruments, e.g. via our proven crowdsourcing offer “Technology seeks application“ and through practical knowledge from successfully accompanied crowdfunding campaigns in the fields of science, regional development and sports.

In our interdisciplinary and international team, experts from the disciplines of economics and social sciences work to continuously develop practical solutions for clients of companies and other institutions.

We look forward to hearing from you.

News

Crowd Innovation Platform at the kick-off meeting of VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH

On November 1, 2023, the kick-off meeting of the project sponsor VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH took place in Jena. The team involving Dr. Norman Bedtke and Iliyana Madina from the Fraunhofer IMW's Crowd Innovation Platform and researchers from the Fraunhofer IOF outlined joint steps and visited the laboratories at the Abbe Center of Photonics.

In the open innovation project, quantum communication is validated with stakeholders from science and industry using crowdsourcing.

Crowd Innovation Platform at Hi-Acts Network Meeting 2023 in Hamburg

On November 6, 2023, Hi-Acts network partners from research and industry met at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY to discuss new impulses for the future direction of the innovation platform Hi-Acts - Helmholtz Innovation Platform for Accelerator-based Technologies & Solutions. Jens Rockel took part in the event on behalf of the Fraunhofer IMW's Crowd Innovation Platform team.

The Hi-Acts innovation platform aims to work with key partners to integrate deep-tech solutions more quickly into industrial value chains and bring innovations to society more quickly overall.

 

Help shape the HOUSE of TRANSFER with your ideas and feedback!

The HOUSE of TRANSFER is a central contact point in the Central German Mining District for all stakeholders affected by structural change in the fields of bioeconomy, chemistry, plastics and hydrogen.

 

News / "Your solutions to known problems!" / 22.6.2022

EXPRESS idea contest 2022

As part of the EXPRESS research project, we are looking for solutions to existing challenges in agriculture. Take part in our idea contest and network with other farmers, researchers and companies.

 

"The living concept of my dreams"

What does the living concept of YOUR dreams look like?

We're on a journey to understand how changes like global connectivity, technological advances and new ways of working, accelerated by the Corona pandemic, are affecting YOU and YOUR way of living. Share your idea with us.

 

Crowd Innovation

The development and implementation of innovations can benefit from the involvement of society in research processes. With its Crowd Innovation platform, Fraunhofer IMW explores the potential of crowdsourcing for research and enables researchers to receive impulses and ideas to further develop their technologies.

The platform also offers companies the opportunity to search for solutions together with Fraunhofer researchers, laying a foundation for further collaborations.

 

Shared knowledge grows steadily: Fraunhofer IMW Crowd Innovation Platform

Find us on LinkedIn:

Crowd Innovation@Fraunhofer IMW

LinkedIn-Präsenz der Gruppe Innovationsfinanzierung

 

Further Events and News

News articles are arranged according to their topicality. The filter allows you to adjust the time period. To read current news on this unit, you can search for the term “Innovation Financing“.

Publications

Jahr
Year
Titel/Autor:in
Title/Author
Publikationstyp
Publication Type
2023 Crowdfunding in der Wissenschaft - mehr als reine Finanzierung?
Becker-Mironici, Anne; Thonagel, Malgorzata; Ackermann, Erik; Bürger, Robin; Rockel, Jens
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2023 Die Zivilgesellschaft als Zielgruppe des Wissens- und Technologietransfers
Heine, Elisabeth; Madina, Iliyana; Daldrup, Valerie
Bericht
Report
2022 The "C" in crowdfunding is for co-financing: exploring participative co-financing, a complement of novel and traditional bank financing
Bock, Carolin; Siebeneicher, Sven; Rockel, Jens
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Resilienz durch Crowdfunding? – Empirische Befunde am Beispiel der Gastronomiebranche (2017-2020)
Madina, Iliyana; Krowicka, Malgorzata; Bürger, Robin; Kreßner, Tino; Bock, Carolin; Kurz, Konstantin
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2022 Crowdfunding as a crisis instrument for the gastronomy industry in Germany prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic
Madina, Iliyana; Thonagel, Malgorzata; Bürger, Robin; Bock, Carolin; Kurz, Konstantin
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2022 Whitepaper WTT Impact Canvas: Entwicklung und Pilotierung eines Canvas zur Darstellung der Wirkung von Transfermaßnahmen
Daldrup, Valerie; Madina, Iliyana; Pomp, Caron; Schmidt, Suntje; Stadermann, Julia
Paper
2022 A Lost Cause? A Process Perspective on How Outsiders Overcome Stigmatization
Reif, Karina; Gegenhuber, Thomas Karl; Urbig, Dimo; Bürger, Robin
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Impact Crowdfunding: Verbesserung der Rahmenbedingungen zur Förderung von wirkungsorientierten Sozialunternehmen
Becker-Mironici, Anne; Kressner, Tino; Günther, Christina; Sauerhammer, Markus; Bürger, Robin; Vollmer, Franziska; Duttmann, Sven; Abu Dabash, Rosa
Paper
2021 Can radicals get a seat on the negotiation table? A Dynamic Perspective on Legitimation Processes
Reif, Karina; Gegenhuber, Thomas Karl; Urbig, Diemo; Bürger, Robin
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 Crowdfunding in Zeiten von COVID-19. Ein geeignetes Finanzinstrument in der Krise?
Kurz, Konstantin; Madina, Iliyana; Bejan, Julia; Bock, Carolin; Bürger, Robin; Rockel, Jens
Buch
Book
2021 Blockpool: How do SMEs in Europe deploy Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies? - Early insight and assessment around this new technology to guide SMEs and investors
Weber, Conny; Ackermann, Erik; Kilp, Johannes; Richter, Robert
Bericht
Report
2020 Studie zu Crowdfunding-Modellen in Sparkassen. Imageprojekt oder Finanzierungsmodell mit Ertrag und Zukunft?
Rockel, Jens; Bürger, Robin; Bock, Carolin
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Democratising Entrepreneurial Finance: The Impact of Crowdfunding and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
Ackermann, Erik; Bock, Carolin; Bürger, Robin
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2020 Crowdfunding und Kreditfinanzierung: Ein zukunftsfähiges Co-Finanzierungsmodell?
Rockel, Jens; Bock, Carolin; Siebeneicher, Sven; Krowicka, Malgorzata; Duttmann, Sven; Thieleke, Constanze; Bürger, Robin
Studie
Study
2020 Is Crowdfunding Suitable for Financing German Public Research Organization (PRO) Projects?
Daldrup, Valerie; Krahl, Oliver; Bürger, Robin
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2019 Tech meets Social Entrepreneurs: Alternative Finanzierungsstrategien für Forschung und soziale Innovation
Becker, Anne; Daldrup, Valerie; Bürger, Robin
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Crowdfunding - ein Instrument für Kommunen?
Näser, Daniel; Ackermann, Erik
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Kommunales Crowdfunding im Freistaat Sachsen. Neue Wege in der Finanzierung kommunaler Projekte
Ackermann, Erik; Bürger, Robin; Rockel, Jens; Becker, Anne; Duttmann, Sven
Studie
Study
2016 Wege zur Stärkung der wirtschaftlichen Verwertung aus der Wissenschaft
Lehmann, Harald; Schmitz, Velina; Kehrer, Julian; Preissler, Steffen; Preissler, Anzhela; Riemer, Annamaria; Rockel, Jens; Zirkova, Inga
Studie
Study
2015 Innovatives Finanzierungskonzept: Regionale Infrastrukturfinanzierung via Crowd
Arlt, Marie-Luise; Bürger, Robin; Rockel, Jens
Vortrag
Presentation
2014 Innovative financing instruments for eco-innovation in Central Europe: Policy recommendations
Rockel, Jens; Bürger, Robin; Riemer, Annamaria; Keppler, Lisa
Bericht
Report
2013 Der Elektrizitätsmarkt in Bulgarien
Domel, Claudia; Schmitz, Paul
Bericht
Report
2013 EFFESUS - energy efficiency for EU historic districts sustainability
Rettberg, Britta von; Bürger, Robin; Egusquiza, Aitziber; Gandini, Alessandra; Kaiser, Urban; Lück, Kirsten; Rodriguez-Maribona, Isabel; Schindler, Claudia; Schumacher, Patrick
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2013 Investor reactions to new product development failures
Urbig, Diemo; Bürger, Robin; Patzelt, Holger; Schweizer, Lars
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2012 Specific managerial human capital, firm age, and venture capital financing of biopharmaceutical ventures: A contingency approach
Behrens, Judith; Patzelt, Holger; Schweizer, Lars; Bürger, Robin
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2011 Insel des Gelingens. Deutsch-Rumänische Zusammenarbeit im Zeichen der Umwelt
Domel, Claudia
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2009 Anschub für den neuen Mix
Domel, Claudia
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2009 Buffering the failure of new product development projects: A multi-level approach
Bürger, Robin; Patzelt, Holger; Schweizer, Lars
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2009 Anteile bis 2010 verdoppeln. Mit Strategie und gezielter Förderung will Tschechien die Nutzung von Öko-Energien deutlich ausbauen
Domel, Claudia
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
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Kommunales Crowdfunding im Freistaat Sachsen. Neue Wege in der Finanzierung kommunaler Projekte (in German)
Crowdfunding und Kreditfinanzierung: Ein zukunftsfähiges Co-Finanzierungsmodell? (in German)
Democratising Entrepreneurial Finance: The Impact of Crowdfunding and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)