I am rushing through the venue to reach my speakers stage on time. Today I am speaking about startup cooperations at Forum Young Tech Enterprises. It's the fourth day of Hannover Messe, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. The conference program counts about 2.000 Speakers. That's around 1 speaker every 100 visitors. Given the average length of the slots, this translates into at least 15 speeches to chose from every minute. That's a lot of speeches! And of all things I am the person that slowly melts down on a chair in front of a speaker with a well researched and professionally delivered passionate speech. I mean, who doesn't?!
In 2016, Fraunhofer Venture started a new project, called TechBridge. The goal was simple: to empower start-ups and Fraunhofer institutes for joint innovation projects. Nearly 100 different project proposals have now reached our office.