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



KIT Career Service und Alumni KIT
Career Service & Alumni

Career advice

Career fair

Company meets Campus

KIT Technologietransfer KIT
Technology Transfer

Technology screening

Patents and licenses

Technology marketing

KIT Gründungen und Beteiligungen KIT
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



Neuland InnovationswettbewerbKIT
Be part of the NEULAND Innovation Contest!

You are working on a clever idea or an exciting project with the aim of successfully transferring it to industry? Then you should apply for the 12th NEULAND Innovation Contest and tell us more about your research. The application round is open until February 29, 2024. The best submissions will be rewarded with attractive cash prizes and subsequently supported by our innovation managers at KIT to find industrial partners and initiate projects.

More information about the application here
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
Application round Innovation Contest 2023

The NEULAND innovation competition has started into the next round. For the 11th time in a row, KIT calls on its scientific employees to present clever ideas and innovative projects in order to secure attractive prizes and funding. The current application round runs until March 31, 2023.

To the application
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