Start-up TechConnection

We are looking for you! – Start-ups with forward-thinking ideas in the field of Artificial Intelligence

Are you a founder or do you work in a start-up, and are you looking for an AI technology party to drive your business forward? Do you have an innovative idea or a promising business model in the field of Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning? Are you looking for a partner who can assist you with technical expertise, proven technology and algorithm knowledge? Then Fraunhofer IAIS is the right place for you!

What is the TechConnection Initiative?

TechConnection is a start-up initiative from Fraunhofer IAIS which helps founders develop new business ideas related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. With our technology experts and partners, we have the capabilities and capacity to take your start-up and idea to the next level. We combine your business idea with our technology knowledge to help you drive your idea forward and achieve market readiness.

This is how your start works!

Send us your pitch deck and explore the possibilities of a technology cooperation with us! In the initial discussion together, we will analyze where there are cooperation opportunities and how we can work together. Within the framework of our cooperation projects, as a start-up you will gain access to the technologies, expertise and infrastructure of Fraunhofer IAIS and can thus develop, supplement or optimize your solutions more quickly.

Check out our eligibility criteria (business model and technology fit) and apply today.

The benefits for you?

  •  Cutting-edge technology and up-to-date knowledge
    As a cooperation partner, you have access to our already-developed AI technology and the knowledge of our developers and data scientists.
  • Time to market
    Instead of having your products in the field of Artificial Intelligence developed by your own programmers and waiting for completion, you use field-tested Fraunhofer solutions and start directly in the market.
  • Joint acquisition of funding
    Depending on the possibilities, we involve our cooperation partners in suitable research projects, for example with support services, front-end developments or other services.
  • Events
    With close cooperation partners, we explore the advantages of joint events and trade fair appearances.

Why us? Technology needs applications

The Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS with its headquarters in Bonn/Sankt Augustin is one of the leading science institutes in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data. As an institution of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and part of the largest research organization for applied research in Europe, we have a public mandate to put our research findings into practice for the benefit of industry and society.

At a glance

Participation criteria

Does your idea and your start-up have AI in its DNA? Here you can check in advance how you fit in with the TechConnection Initiative.

Next steps

Do you meet the participation criteria and have we piqued your interest? Send us your pitch deck (downloadable template) and get involved!