As part of the Fraunhofer Venture team, Tea builds bridges between Fraunhofer technologies and the innovation needs of the German Mittelstand. She believes that unfolding the full potential of both innovative technologies and organizations starts with matching the right people and ideas. As part of her most recent project, she turns this thinking into practice by hosting a Matching Day and Hackathon series within different fields. Her ultimate goal is to bring more high-tech innovation into the market and in the hands of people who need it. Tea has a background in business and innovation studies and holds degrees from University Bocconi, University of Mannheim, and ESSEC Business School.