Research to Business

Trinational pilot project strengthens cooperation on the Upper Rhine: Digital Opening Event

Together with eleven university partners from Germany, France and Switzerland, KIT has been promoting the transfer of public research to companies on the Upper Rhine since autumn 2019. The EU project "Knowledge Transfer Upper Rhine" (KTUR) therefor creates the prerequisites. The project aims for a more effective, systematic and sustainable organization of cross-border cooperation between science and industry in the field of research and development. Through the increased exchange thanks to KTUR, a cross-national and cross-university network will be established that includes all relevant transfer actors - from research and science to intermediaries (such as chambers of industry and commerce), start-ups and companies.

On October 9, 2020, the project partners invite to the digital kick-off event. At this event, the partners will present concrete measures and results that have been achieved in the first year of the project. Over the next two years, the team will work on a digital information and exchange platform, for example, which will give companies quick and easy access to technology offerings from the entire Upper Rhine region. In addition, offers in the areas of further training, start-ups and trinational innovation events are planned. Company representatives and all those interested in the project are cordially invited to attend the event. The detailed program as well as the registration form can be found at

Digital Opening Event on October 9th.
After the one-year analysis phase, the twelve KTUR project partners will provide information on 9 October 2020 about the current and future course of KTUR. (Picture:

The kick-off event is only one of many opportunities to get to know the project, to become part of the network and to contribute experiences and needs regarding knowledge and technology transfer to the project early on. From now on, the project partners will provide regular information on LinkedIn at and on the new website at about news from KTUR and the transfer industry in general. The website also offers the possibility to subscribe to the KTUR newsletter and to get information about events of the project and numerous other providers from the region. KTUR offers companies the opportunity to contribute to a modern transfer service that is optimally adapted to the needs of the companies.

About the project KTUR

The project participants include twelve universities and universities of applied sciences in the trinational Upper Rhine region. Over the past twelve months, the team has been working with network partners, platforms, business development agencies, chambers of industry and commerce and companies to identify best-practice solutions and to define potential for improvement in the cooperation between science and business. The resulting pilot measures are now being implemented and evaluated with the participation of around 100 companies.

KTUR was initiated within Eucor - The European Campus network, in which the University of Basel, the University of Freiburg, the Université de Haute-Alsace, KIT and the Université de Strasbourg together form a trinational higher education area with currently 115,000 students and 15,000 researchers. Eucor is an associated partner of KTUR. The EU supports KTUR within the framework of the INTERREG V program with 1.6 million euros for three years. KIT is the coordinator of the project with a total of twelve university partners. On the Swiss side, the two participating universities from northwestern Switzerland are being supported with federal and cantonal funds from the cantons of Aargau, Basel-Landschaft and Jura with approximately 300,000 euros. The total budget of the project is 3.9 million euros.


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