The KIT Business Club

The platform for people of science and business people

More than 5000 scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are constantly working to develop new promising technologies for industry and society. At the same time, companies are showing a growing demand for new ideas and innovative products. The KIT Business Club has made it its mission to bring these two worlds together so that they can benefit effectively from each other.

Due to the close connection to the KIT Executive Committee and the organizational embedding in the KIT Innovation and Relationship Management, the employees of the KIT Business Club are the central contact persons for information and contacts in the entire KIT.

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Frank Drechsler, Head of Technology and Innovation Management, Witzenmann GmbH

"The KIT Business Club offers me the right contact for my questions and valuable suggestions for our technologies."

Joachim Kugler, Head of Karlsruhe Branch, Siemens AG

"The events of the KIT Business Club bring you into direct contact with interesting researchers and allow you to network with other member companies.”

Dr. Peter Krippner, Head of R&D Process Valves & Controls, Director Bürkert Innovation Center, Bürkert Werke GmbH

"Through the KIT Business Club we get to know KIT in its enormous technological diversity. At the inspiring events of the KIT Business Club, we have been able to establish valuable new contacts with other member companies over the past few years."

Christoph Winterhalter, former Group Vice President, ABB Automation Products GmbH

"The KIT Business Club is the right place to go to build a strategic partnership between industry and academia."

For prospective Members​

You are interested in becoming a part of the KIT Business Club? Are you looking for cooperation partners for the further development of your products, services, or processes? With the KIT Business Club, you expand your strategic network, receive detailed matchings, and strengthen your cooperation with KIT. In a first step, we are pleased to offer interested companies a Technology Speedmatching to evaluate possible cooperation subjects.

For Members

In our login area, member companies can find documents and presentations of the KIT Business Club events. You do not have the user name and password, yet? Please contact us: kit-business-club∂ . We will be happy to send you the the data.


"KIT EinBlicke"

The KIT Business Club now extends its offer by a digital format called "KIT EinBlicke". Within the scope of the individual events, we aim to bring the excellent research of KIT to your desk quickly and easily. In each session, an impulse lecture is followed by sufficient time for questions, discussion, and exchange, both with the respective speaker and with the other guests.

2nd Fireside Lounge 2020

In October, the KIT Business Club invites the prime contact partners of the member companies to the second fireside lounge this year. After an impulse lecture by Würth Elektronik and a presentation from KIT, there will be sufficient opportunities for discussion and networking at the following dinner.

(Of course we have to wait and see how the current situation develops and react accordingly. We will inform you immediately about any changes)

Thementag Energy 2020

Gucken Sie sich jetzt unser neues Teaser Video zum Thementag "Energy System for the Future" vom November im Transferblog RESEARCH TO BUSNESS des Innovationsmanagements unter folgendem Link an. Wir wünschen viel Spaß und bedanken uns bei den Referenten für die spannenden Vorträge sowie den zahlreichen Gästen für Ihre Teilnahme. Der KIT-Business-Club freut sich schon auf die kommenden Veranstaltungen und wünscht allen ein gesundes und frohes neues Jahr 2021.