Pioneer Fund Homepage – Pioneer Fund – Technische Universität Darmstadt

Pioneer Fund for Innovation

The university-internal funding program Pioneer Fund aims to increase TU Darmstadt’s capacity for Innovation. The Pioneer Fund finances these development- and validation activities in projects lasting up to 18 months with up to 135.000 Euro. Project proposals can be submitted continuously.

 

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Background information on the Pioneer Fund

The transfer of scientific results into application is most times a difficult task: due to technically and economically high risks in the early stages of the development-, validation- and exploitation-process it is often difficult finding exploitation partners and investors. The university internal funding program Pioneer Fund was created to build a bridge above the death valley of innovation in the pre-competitive field. go

Information about program lines and application process

The funding program Pioneer comprises the three program lines ACTIVATOR, BOOSTER and PIONEERS. Target group of all program lines are scientists of TU Darmstadt of all disciplines as well as students, graduates and former employees of TU Darmstadt. The Pioneer Fund finances these development- and validation activities in projects lasting up to 18 months with up to 135.000 Euro. go

Current Pioneer Fund projects

Here you will find an overview about currently funded projects and open announcements in the three program lines of the Pioneer Fund. go

 

If you are interested or if you have questions please feel free to contact Mr. Robert Heitzmann (see contact details on the right).