Consulting on the exploitation of technology

Every year, around 250 invention disclosures, project proposals and innovative business ideas for start-ups reach the Innovation and Relationship Management department. However, not every idea has the maturity or economic potential to be pursued further.

The task of the innovation managers is to filter out those ideas that appear promising for exploitation together with the scientists. For these promising technologies, we jointly develop valorization strategies, establish contacts with suitable companies, and organize the entire process from initial talks to the successful conclusion of contracts and beyond.

Technology Transfer at KIT

The information flyer offers an overview of the support services in Technology Transfer for scientific employees.

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Our offer

Within a clearly defined framework, the Technology Transfer team has the opportunity to invest substantial time and money in the projects, for example, in the development of a patent portfolio, the preparation of technology offers, and the approach of potential industrial partners, or through concrete financing from the KIT innovation fund.

Interested in consulting? Please contact us!

Selection criteria

We select projects according to transparent criteria:

  1. the practicability
  2. an existing market potential
  3. the protectability of the idea
  4. the state of development
  5. the will of all parties involved to carry out such a project

Further Consulting Services

Inventors in need of consulting in the field of industrial property rights should contact the patent department assigned to their institute.

Those interested in founding a company and founders contact the KIT Start-up consulting service.


Innovation Managers of the KIT

Jan-Niklas Blötz
Jan-Niklas Blötz
Innovation Manager New Materials, Climate and Environment

+49 721 608-26107jan-niklas bloetz does-not-exist.kit edu

Further topics

Topics outside the mentioned fields are dealt with individually in the technology transfer team. Please contact Dagmar Vössing if you have any questions or suggestions for topics.