Freie Universität encourages broad-based sharing of ideas between academia and the business sector. Scholars and scientists at Freie Universität present the results of their research at specialized trade fairs, thereby making contact with potential partners in the business sector.
Profund Innovation is the central service facility at Freie Universität Berlin for the transfer of knowledge and technology. Its team supports students, researchers, and alumni of Freie Universität with the exploitation of research results and the implementation of innovations. Its services include inventor consulting and intellectual property management, entrepreneurship education, start-up support, assistance for company founders with financing, and the acquisition of third-party funds from market-based funding programs.