Research to Business
Newsletter technology transfer and innovation

ISSUE 3/2019

Innovation project

Pick and grip with QBIIK

Together with industrial partners, KIT researchers have developed the adaptive, autonomous QBIIK picking system. In future, with mobile logistics vehicles, industrial robots and tactile grippers, loads will be moved autonomously and supplies picked.

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Part of the QBIIK project team (from left to right): Jonathan Dziedzitz (KIT IFL), Gerrit Flüssmeyer (Audi Sport), Yongzhou Zhang (KIT IAR) and Alexander Pollmann (Bär Automation) work together on autonomous logistics. (Image: Amadeus Bramsiepe / KIT)


Transfer alliance on the Upper Rhine

Innovation has been a core task at KIT for many years. In October, we did not only celebrate ten years of KIT, but also the 10th anniversary of the Technology platform and the KIT Business Club. Such milestones also encourage reflection on "where there is still room for improvement". One approach is the cross-border transfer of knowledge and technology in the immediate vicinity: on the Upper Rhine. In the Interreg project "Knowledge Transfer Upper Rhine – KTUR", funded by the EU, twelve university partners, primarily between Basel and Karlsruhe, have joined forces to get to know each other better, to understand the mechanisms and barriers, and to jointly develop and implement measures. The overriding goal is less concrete transfer projects, but instruments and framework conditions that sustainably improve cross-border transfer. We coordinate the project and look forward to new partnerships!

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

Current technology offers

Fouding at KIT

Processing glass as flexibly as plastic

KIT scientists develop process for 3D printing of glass. Glassomer can be carved, milled, turned, lasered or processed in CNC machines just like plastic.

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Researchers and founders Dr. Dorothea Helmer, Prof. Dr. Bastian Rapp and Dr. Frederik Kotz intend to process glass as flexibly as plastic. (Image: Markus Breig / KIT)

Current issues

10 years of technology platform

The online technology platform RESEARCH TO BUSINESS of KIT celebrates its 10th anniversary. Inventions and know-how from KIT are clearly presented on the platform.

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Current issues

KIT-Business-Club celebrates 10th anniversary

A review on the past ten years and a keynote speech on the subject "Change or Die": The KIT-Business-Club thanked their members for the successful cooperation with an anniversary celebration.

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In addition to space for networking, the anniversary celebration also provided an opportunity for professional training, for example with the keynote speech held by transformation philosopher Melanie Vogel. (Image: Patrick Langer / KIT)