all Advisory Board Members
Dr. Stephan Wilhelm
Virtual Environments
Fraunhofer IAO
Portrait

We’ve already invented a lot in Germany: telefax, the computer, and MP3 are only a few examples. In those particular cases, we managed to succeed economically through our products and services. However, the associated products and services are often built by companies from abroad. Asides the grand ideas, it is extremely important to have a marketable product or to produce a service that can successfully be placed in the market. At Fraunhofer 2 patents are created almost daily, but that alone is not enough, we also need the economic benefits from these inventions. To make money out of excellent knowledge about innovations. What the startups in our competition prove is that you bring an idea to life. They deserve our respect for the courage to venture into uncertain terrain, taking risks, and offering the customer a solution or improvement for their situations. Good ideas and their creators are in the limelight and those who participate in the competition have a stage with an exclusive audience. I enthusiastically support this competition and offer my knowledge and contacts to one of the largest expert networks of applied research.

Quote
»We’ve already invented a lot in Germany: telefax, the computer, and MP3 are only a few examples. In those particular cases, we managed to succeed economically through our products and services. However, the associated products and services are often built by companies from abroad. Besides the grand ideas, it is extremely important to have a marketable product or to produce a service that can successfully be placed in the market. At Fraunhofer 2 patents are created almost daily, but that alone is not enough, we also need the economic benefits from these inventions. To make money out of excellent knowledge about innovations. What the startups in our competition prove is that you bring an idea to life. They deserve our respect for the courage to venture into uncertain terrain, taking risks, and offering the customer a solution or improvement for their situations. Good ideas and their creators are in the limelight and those who participate in the Real Estate Innovation Contest have a stage with an exclusive audience. I enthusiastically support this competition and offer my knowledge and contacts to one of the largest expert networks of applied research.«