Knowledge and technology transfer

From science to society

The transfer of knowledge, skills and technologies is of invaluable importance. The University of Stuttgart encourages transfer in all areas of activity.

A reliable partner for knowledge and technology transfer

The University of Stuttgart is home to more than 3000 researchers in around 150 institutes. They create first-class knowledge and develop a number of groundbreaking technologies. As a consequence, society can master new challenges, manufacturers can produce goods more efficiently with less use of resources, and people’s everyday lives can be made more convenient.

Through knowledge and technology transfer the University of Stuttgart transforms ist findings into innovations that can be used in industry and society. Those innovations contribute to our society’s competitiveness, our ability to reflect and our economic well-being.

Prof. Peter Middendorf, Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer

The university supports the transition of its enormous wealth of knowledge and technology to industry and society in various ways. Its tradition of being home to excellent research and visionary inventors strengthens the region as a whole. The University of Stuttgart is an excellent place to reflect upon the state of society and effectively paves the way for outstanding innovations. The university's specially established Transfer Center bundles transfer projects at the University of Stuttgart.

The Transfer Center bundles transfer projects at the University of Stuttgart

The Transfer Center at the University of Stuttgart pursues the goal of generating innovative and sustainable solutions through the exchange of ideas and knowledge, as well as ensuring they are economical and useful in a social context. The Transfer Center supports all members of the university, as well as external partners from business, science, and society in implementing transfer projects, thus enabling the joint development of various innovations.

In cooperation with the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Science (ENI) and the Technology Transfer Initiative TTI GmbH [DE], the Transfer Center supports and advises start-up teams from the initial idea to setting up a start-up and supports both students and graduates entering into professional life and in the transition from study to work. Furthermore, the Transfer Center also organizes knowledge transfer in the context of public outreach projects and cooperates with other facilities at the University of Stuttgart and external university partners to ensure further development in this field.

The Transfer Center of the University of Stuttgart

Visionary thinking for the topics of the future

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This image shows Peter Middendorf

Peter Middendorf

Prof. Dr.

Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer

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Tine Trumpp


Personal Assistant to the Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer

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Rubina Zern-Breuer


Head of Transfer Center

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