Research to Business
Newsletter technology transfer and innovation

ISSUE 3/2018

Innovation project

Tradition meets high-tech in 3D freeforms

At the KIT ARBURG Innovation Center, scientists of the wbk Institute of Production Science are developing new technologies for the additive manufacturing of fibre-reinforced composite materials for individual small-batch series in collaboration with ARBURG GmbH + Co KG. Read more

Prof Dr Jürgen Fleischer, Martin Neff and scientists of the wbk Working Group on Lightweight Production, Florian Baumann, Sven Coutandin and Jörg Dittus (left to right).


A nation of start-ups

The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres opened a new overseas office last October – in Tel Aviv, Israel. At the event, this country’s special start-up culture, which has resulted in a fast and determined implementation of innovative business ideas emerging from science, once again became apparent. In Germany, too, the topic has clearly gained momentum in the political arena. However, what is important is that we can reach out to people who are committed to research. They are the actors that need to be won over! Politics and science institutions ought to contribute by clearing obstacles and supporting and promoting founder teams taking their first steps.
That technology transfer via start-ups can be a successful approach is demonstrated by many good examples at KIT – such as the spin-off INERATEC, which won the 2018 German Entrepreneur Award.

Dr.-Ing. Jens Fahrenberg
Head of Innovation and Relations Management

Current technology offers

Fouding at KIT

No need to fear Artificial Intelligence

KIT spin-off thingsTHINKING is developing software solutions that enable computers to understand human language. Read more

The four founders (left to right): Abdelmalik El Guesaoui, Dr Sven J. Körner, Georg A. Müller, Dr Mathias Landhäusser (© thingsTHINKING)