30. November 2021
Uncovering and integrating trends: Start-up activities at Bosch
Throughout its 140-year history, research and development has played a key role in ensuring that Bosch remains innovative and successful. Integrating new ideas from young external companies is also an important aspect, explains Dr. Volker Nadenau, Senior Vice President Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering. In this interview, he talks about his work in the corporate research unit, how Robert Bosch energises its development activities, and the role that start-ups can play in
4. November 2021
The added value of collaborations
How can established companies and start-ups develop side by side? The secret is cooperation, to which HTGF attaches particular importance. Alex von Frankenberg, Managing Director of HTGF, picks up on a number of successful examples from the roughly 200 collaborations between portfolio companies and fund investors to show why in some cases one plus one equals three.
Alex von Frankenberg, what would you say are HTGF’s main tasks?
HTGF is a seed investor. And as this description s
5. October 2021
Life Science Pitch Day: Real entrepreneurs, real innovation, real added value
It was a special moment when CureVac founder Ingmar Hoerr shared his business story at the Life Science Pitch Day. More than 30 start-ups, investors, and scientists took part in the event at the end of September, which was organised by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) together with partners Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Innovation and Start-Up Center Biotechnology (IZB). We spoke to the event organisers at HTGF: Dr. Caroline Fichtner and Dr. Martin Pfister, both HTGF Principals, touched
31. August 2021
What HTGF can offer its fund investors (besides investments)
Ever since it was established 16 years ago as a public-private partnership, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) has always worked closely with companies. The third fund alone secured over 30 fund investors, and a fourth fund generation has already been announced. HTGF sees itself as a platform that offers added value for private and public fund investors, portfolio companies and the start-up ecosystem. In this interview, Alex von Frankenberg, the seed investor’s Managing Director, outline