The Fraunhofer TechBridge Program


TechBridge provides an open innovation and technology validation platform for investors and industry sponsors.

TechBridge identifies and de-risks promising technologies by leveraging the extensive resources of Fraunhofer CSE and the greater Fraunhofer network, including the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance.

At the core of TechBridge is the design and execution of development and demonstration projects that:

  1. Optimize and test prototypes
  2. Provide third-party validation
  3. Perform field demonstrations
  4. Evaluate manufacturability

The funding for TechBridge projects is provided directly by public and private sector sponsors to make Fraunhofer projects accessible to startups.

Our method in action! - The TechBridge Challenge

TechBridge runs “TechBridge Challenges” for our partners to perform technical validation projects that prepare the startup(s) for partnership and provide the sponsor with actionable information about the latest innovations in relevant areas.

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  • 18 TechBridge companies with a survival rate of over 95%
  • $186 million follow-on funding raised
  • 367+ jobs created
  • 3 successful acquisitions

Recent TechBridge News

BuildingEnergy Boston.

March 13, 2019 - March 15, 2019. NESEA Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA.
Fraunhofer CSE exhibits at Table 18.

Solar Power Northeast.

February 5, 2019 - February 6, 2019. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA.
Fraunhofer CSE presents its research at Booth 1.

The German Perspective on Clean Energy Solutions: The Fraunhofer CSE TechBridge Program.

Rancis, N. - October 11, 2018. Horizon18. World Climate Ltd., NECEC, & MassCEC. John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA.
Nick Rancis will speak during the German American Chambers of Commerce side event and workshop: The German Perspective...

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Nick Rancis
Lead, TechBridge Program
Office +1 (617) 379-5701