DOES YOUR IDEA HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO LEAP FORWARD?

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR IDEA AND A PROVEN EXPERT IN YOUR FIELD? IF SO, WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

WHAT IS A LEAPFROG INNOVATION?

A leap innovation is an innovation that changes our lives for the better in the long term. It can create a completely new market, fundamentally change an existing market to create a completely new ecosystem, or solve a massive technological, social or environmental problem.

The spectrum of German leap-frog innovations ranges from radio and television to aspirin, electron microscope and automobiles, as well as the social laws introduced by Otto von Bismarck in 1883.

Leapfrog innovations that shape our lives today – such as the Internet or the smartphone – do not derive from Germany.

Leapfrog innovations are complex answers to even more complex challenges and accordingly rare. Therefore, we need a sufficient amount of time to assess your documents. We will contact you if we need further information from you.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA

Please send your project proposal to PROJECTS@SPRIND.ORG

You can use this guideline to describe your project:

PRIVACY POLICY LEAP INNOVATIONS

In order to be able to evaluate and process your documents, we require a short, informal agreement to our data protection declaration from you. To give your consent, please simply add the following sentence to your mail: "I/we declare that I/we agree to the processing of my/our data in accordance with the SprinD GmbH data protection declaration dated 10.06.2020". Allow a couple of weeks for our feedback on your idea.

HOW WE SELECT A PROJECT

We are open in our choice of topics as long as they serve civil purposes. The projects we want to support are selected by a panel of experts on the basis of a multi-eye principle. 



THE SELECTION PROCESS STEP BY STEP

You submit your idea to us. We will record it and contact you if we have any questions. Each project submission is presented to our experts and assessed by them. All submitted documents will be considered and a careful research will be carried out. If it turns out that the idea does not fit into SPRIND's field of activity, we will inform you.

If the idea fits, we will pursue it together with you. Experienced SPRIND Innovation Managers* will be at your side. Afterwards, the decision-making committee looks at your idea again. If we come to the conclusion that the project has potential to become a leapfrog innovation, it is presented to the SPRIND supervisory board. The board finally decides whether and in what form a cooperation is to be established.

The selection process may take up to 12 weeks.

HOW WE SUPPORT A PROJECT

We have no funding programme and therefore no funding guidelines. Instead, we can structure our cooperation individually.


Our support is comprehensive:

FINANCING
We look for the appropriate financing tool for the respective cooperation, e.g. the award of a validation contract or the foundation of a project GmbH.

COUNCIL AND ACT
For the further development of an idea we can bring in technological and entrepreneurial expertise. Our experts are successful founders and entrepreneurs themselves.

BUSINESS SERVICES
Very few founders are well positioned in all disciplines right from the start. Therefore we support – if necessary – in everything a business needs, e.g. in accounting, controlling, legal advice, product management or marketing.

TEAMBUILDING
If required, we help our innovators* to put together teams. We search, find, connect.

NETWORK EXPANSION
We provide an excellent network of science and business. A fruitful environment that offers both information and inspiration.

TAILOR-MADE COOPERATION
We have to standardize some processes in order to be efficient. The core of our work, however, is the personal interaction, the individual design of the cooperation.