Knowledge and technology transfer at KIT thrives on the commitment of everyone - scientists, the technology transfer team, industry, society, and voluntary supporters such as the KIT Industry Experts.

Benefit from the current industry knowledge, know-how, and entrepreneurial experience of the KIT Industry Experts.

The network is at your disposal!

Who are the KIT Industry Experts?


168 KIT alumni mainly of the study programs industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science, the

  • are active in various
    • industries (mainly: automotive, software, data processing)
    • countries (mainly Europe)
    • companies of various sizes
    • positions
  • want to support KIT knowledge experts in the selection and development of market-relevant innovation and transfer projects by various activities.

Opportunities for KIT scientists, institutes and centers

Online-Umfrage KIT
Online surveys

Present one of your projects and receive valuable feedback from the participating industry experts.

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Expertenberatung KIT
Expert advice: Longer-term support

Involve industry experts, e.g. in funding applications or projects.

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Expertenberatung KIT
Expert advice: One question - one answer

You ask a specific question, e.g. about the industrial relevance of your research/projects. Industry experts contribute their assessments.

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Referent*innen KIT

Integrate experts from the industry at the institute's own events

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Weitere Möglichkeiten KIT
Further ideas & possibilities

... are always welcome. Come and see us!

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Your benefits
  • Exchange with industry professionals
  • Access to industry knowledge & market relevant information
  • Enlargement of your own network
  • Find expert guidance, support and partnership
  • Growing together with the industry


KIT Industry Experts in Aktion
KIT Industry Experts in Action - Knowledge Transfer of Own Experiences after the Time at KIT to Current Students

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, more than 60 students of the KIT Faculty of Economics listened spellbound to what KIT alumni, who today work at Bosch, Daimler AG, SCHOTT, and TRUMPF, reported about their careers.

It was a great evening for networking, exchanging ideas and learning from each other - the enthusiasm was palpable on both sides!

Thank you very much for your commitment KIT Industry Experts, Aileen Hofer, Dr. Jan Hochdörffer, Dr. Jörg Nienhaus and Dr. Sarah Stief.

To the short report
Klaus Hepp
Visit of KIT Industry Expert Klaus Hepp at KIT

Living knowledge and technology transfer!

Our member Klaus Hepp visited KIT with his colleague from Vulkan do Brasil on October 11.
The delegation from Brazil met our scientist Michael Heidinger and visited other KIT institutes. Thereby, plans for the future and joint cooperation were made.

"As an alumnus, it was a great pleasure and honor for me to visit KIT. [...] [We] were deeply impressed by what we saw and learned at KIT" said Mr. Hepp - thank you very much for your visit!


KIT Industry Expert, Klaus Brossok, gave a lecture at KSRI

On 16.05.2019 KIT Industry Expert, Klaus Brossok, reported at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) about challenges in pharmaceutical logistics, presented projects and gave insights from a consultant's point of view.

Thank you very much for your engagement!

Feel free to contact us and tell us where and how you want to live interfaces or what questions remained open!