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of Experience Fostering Strategic Partnerships Between Corporates and Start-ups

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Tackle the challenges of tomorrow. Today.

Key Corporate Partner Benefits

  • Early view on developments in the start-up ecosystem and to innovative technology

  • Access to the most promising tech start-ups in your innovation fields

  • Fast-tracked co-development and testing of specific innovative solutions

  • Branding & Public Relations

Access novel technologies in your industry field

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Our Corporate Partners

Profiles of some of our corporate partners. See the relevant partners and pilot project focus fields for our upcoming batch on our Apply -page.

More Program Partners & Supporters

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Adidas
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BMW GROUP
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Wacker Chemie
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Adidas
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BMW GROUP
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CLAAS 1
Hypovereinsbank 1
The Linde Group Logo
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Siemens logo
Wacker Chemie

TechFounders also supports SAP.iO programs

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Miele Stefan Breit
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Patrick Kück, CLAAS Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development

At CLAAS, we believe that working with start-ups is the key to expand our position as a technology leader in the agricultural machinery industry. Agriculture is undergoing a fundamental shift towards a more digitalized and sustainable direction. This requires new ideas and innovative approaches, for example for the operation and monitoring of agricultural machinery, which is becoming increasingly more complex and intelligent.

Dr. Stefan Breit, Executive Director Technology for the Miele Group

At Miele, we combine groundbreaking innovation with classical values such as quality and performance. TechFounders helps us to find creative startups to accompany us on our way. To all start-ups out there: Let us join forces to shape the future and grow together – to our mutual benefit!

Frank Weber, CFO and Executive Board Spokesman of Knorr-Bremse

As a technology and innovation leader, we want to open up new horizons for ourselves and our customers. That’s why we are excited to collaborate with TechFounders and innovative start-ups on sustainable, digital solutions for the mobility of the future.

Dr. Eberhard Veit, Advisor of the management of FESTO AG

Innovation, inspiration and enthusiasm – this is what Festo is known for, as a technology leader and constantly learning and developing company. This is why we work together with TechFounders, to invest in the future and to create space for start-ups to develop innovative ideas and business models.

Dr. Martin Saewe, Programme Director EMobility & Circular Economy at LANXESS

We are partnering with TechFounders in order to explore opportunities in new technologies and applications. The interaction and engagement with innovative technology start-ups will help us realize our ambitions in establishing new circular business models.

Andreas Torka, VP of RD&I | Sustainability at Wieland

We are excited to be working with TechFounders to discover and support innovative start-ups and founders tackling crucial issues facing the copper and, more broadly, metals industries.

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