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."

Dr. Max Riedel, Head of ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT, Carl Zeiss AG

"The Business Club is the 'one-stop store' for all our questions, requests and suggestions at KIT. This makes it an essential building block of the strategic partnership between KIT and ZEISS."

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. Give us a call or send us an email.

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.


Theme day "Changes in the healthcare sector"

On November 21, the management and researchers of the new Center for Health Technologies at KIT met with around 25 representatives from 18 companies in the sector to discuss current and expected trends in the field of health. The focus was on technologies for the personalization and digitalization of healthcare and the identification of interfaces for R&D collaborations.

BI X is a new member

The KIT Business Club team is pleased to welcome BI X, the digital laboratory of Boehringer Ingelheim, to our network of companies seeking close collaboration with KIT as of November 1, 2023. We are excited about the upcoming collaboration and warmly welcome BI X.

Physik Instrumente is a new member!

The KIT Business Club team is pleased to welcome a new member. Since April 01, 2023, Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG is part of our network of companies aiming at an intensive cooperation with KIT. We are very much looking forward to the cooperation and warmly welcome the PI Group.