The service unit Innovation and Relations Management (IRM) is the central partner for industry, alumni, and sponsors at KIT and, in addition, supports KIT students and employees. The services include career service, technology transfer of research results to industry, start-up consulting, support of KIT alumni, private sponsors, foundations, and awards for students and sponsoring.

On the following pages we would like to introduce you to our range of services and our team.

KIT IRM Media-Center KIT

FAQs, support, templates, newsletters and social media feeds of the innovation and relationship management



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Career Service & Alumni

Career advice

Career fair

Company meets Campus

KIT Technologietransfer KIT
Technology Transfer

Technology screening

Patents and licenses

Technology marketing

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Foundations & Participations

Start-up consultancy



KIT Industry Relations KIT
Industry Relations

Strategic partners

Sponsoring & Advertising

KIT Business Club

KIT Stiftung KIT
Fundraising & Foundations



KIT Foundation

KIT Entry Point Wirtschaft KIT
Entry Point Industry

The central contact point for research and innovation issues for companies


Innovationswettbewerb 2024 PreisträgerSandra Göttisheim / KIT
Innovation Contest Ceremony 2024

This year's innovation awards were announced as part of the NEULAND Innovation Day. First place award was given to the "VisioPrinTech" team with their idea to revolutionize the treatment of corneal diseases using a laser-based 3D bioprinting process. Second place was given to the "RareCycle" team, who are researching an environmentally friendly recycling technology for rare earths. Third place was given to the "HoStaBau" team. The project aims to reduce the CO₂ footprint of the construction industry by developing innovative wood-steel hybrid construction methods.

Further information about the awarded projects
Foundation of the month: NeoCarga AGKIT-Gründerschmiede
Podcast of the KIT-Gründerschmiede

Every month, KIT-Gründerschmiede presents the start-up of the month in its start-up podcast. Compact and entertaining, the podcast talks about the challenges of the start-up process, phases of discovery and plans for the future - everything conveniently "to go" for listening.

Listen now on spotify
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Making a difference with maKeIT

You are a researcher at KIT and want to gain more from your ideas and research results? In that case, the new initiative "maKeIT" might be the right thing for you. With us, you become an intrapreneur and you can transfer your own project step by step into business and society. We focus on project-based learning, cooperation and individual coaching. The website is now accessible online.

Visit the website
freier Tanz beim Bronnbacher Winter | free dancing at Bronnbacher Winter
Femtec Career-Building Programme


Empower. Connect. Inspire. Application starts April 17th 2023. Your new semester starts - time for new beginnings! You are a STEM student and want to hone your personal development? Then the English-language Femtec Career Building Programme might be just the right thing for you: Alongside your studies, you will learn about current leadership concepts and approaches to dealing with complexity, and have the opportunity to work on an innovation project with one of our partner companies. In addition, you will become part of the network of Femtec alumnae, companies and universities that has existed for over 20 years. A network that can accompany you for life!

More information
Teams and responsibilities
Open positions