Technology Transfer Program!
AHEAD Portugal is a technology transfer, entrepreneurship & innovation program especially designed at and for Fraunhofer. It is tailored to challenge and promote complementary teams, establish actionable roadmaps, nurture pitching skills and intensively expose teams and tech to a broad external stakeholders’ network.
AHEAD Portugal aims at translating world-class technology into successful start-ups and take innovative ideas to market, by incubating spin-offs and concluding licensing agreements based on Fraunhofer technologies. It will expose external entrepreneurs to the potential developed by Fraunhofer Portugal specialists, leading to the foundation of start-ups.
AHEAD Portugal will:
> Foster an entrepreneurial thinking and start-up culture;
> Translate FhP researchers’ high potential technology to commercial availability;
> Take full advantage of FhP‘s IP portfolio;
> Promote return on investment from technology transfer;
> Nurture cooperative networks to embrace the future innovation needs of the market;
> Create conditions to maintenance of the country’s economy by transferring research into economic value-added.
Who is it for?
> Fraunhofer Employees who want to embrace an entrepreneurial project;
> Entrepreneurs who want to partner with highly driven teams and be part of high-end technology based start-ups;
> Expert Mentors who want to support the translation of world-class technology into successful start-ups;
> Investors who are prone to bet on early stage start-ups.
AHEAD Portugal was designed specially to target the Portuguese technological and entrepreneurial ecosystem and it will support the teams along the entire tech transfer process, connecting them to a broad enriching and inspiring stakeholder network.
18 to 21 January
For all teams, two will be selected in the end by a jury.
17 to 19 February
Only for the two selected Teams on the Bootcamp.
03/03, 24/03, 14/04, 05/05, 26/05, 16/06, 07/07, 28/07, 08/09, 29/09, 20/10, 10/11, 02/12
Moments for mentoring, training, pitching, contact with relevant stakeholders and answering any needs the teams might have.