Your partner for hardware development
Start-A-Factory (SAF) in Berlin is Fraunhofer IZM's unique concept, device infrastructure and working environment, specifically designed to address the needs of hardware start-ups.
Take off with Start-A-Factory!
Start-A-Factory brings startups and small and medium-sized enterprises quickly from the first idea to the first professional prototype – with the help of state-of-the-art equipment, embedded in the network of Fraunhofer IZM scientists and other supporting partners.
The development team remains involved to the maximum by enabling a varying intensity of professional support. Estimation of effort and development times are highly individual: based on an initial workshop, we develop a roadmap together with the development team. Every solution is tailor-made.
Start-A-Factory brings together development teams and supporting or cooperation partners – thus offering excellent conditions for a successful project development.
Trust is our greatest asset and we don’t take any shares in Start-A-Factory. The “intellectual property” remains 100% with the development team.
Getting to know each other
Write us an email with your request. We will close an NDA with each other and find a date for a first personal meeting.
We arrange a Mission Workshop
When we agree to start a joint cooperation, the right contact persons, excellent equipment and the infrastructure of Start-A-Factory will be at your full disposal!
Develop your prototype
The right contact persons, excellent equipment and the infrastructure of Start-A-Factory are at your disposal!
Your idea, your product
You will receive a comprehensive production documentation, including all process descriptions and configurations. This allows you to go into serial production!