The Transfer Centre: making research accessible
Established as part of the Technik Plus initiative, the Transfer Centre of the University of Passau is based on the three pillars of knowledge transfer, continuing education and business start-up consultancy.
It aims to bridge the gap between theoretical research and practical application by helping to make technological innovations accessible to business, society and the wider community. As a central facility of the University, the Transfer Centre's services are available to all faculties and academic disciplines. It is a service and coordination centre that serves as an interface between academia and organisations who use the output from the University; its remit includes the promotion of knowledge and technology transfer in interdisciplinary contexts.
The Transfer Centre which was established as part of the Technik Plus initative is the primary contact for businesses, local government representatives and other social institutions who wish to work together with the University of Passau, and ensures that all enquiries received are forwarded to the relevant scholars and scientists. At the same time, the Transfer Centre advises scholars and scientists of the University of Passau about the transfer of research data and results to companies, local government or society at large.
Knowledge and technology transfer in the southern Bohemian and Lower Bavarian region: Science meets Business
What do businesses need? What motivates society? The universities of Passau and České Budějovice are working on these questions. By establishing various networking activities, both universities wish to make science usable for business and society.
Driving innovation across the border
Knowledge and technology transfers between universities and businesses help promote innovation and strengthen the competitive edge of a region. This is particularly true of the border region in southern Bohemia and Lower Bavaria, which is dominated by small and medium-sized businesses. However, these exchanges are currently limited, for the most part, to the national context, with very little cross-border transfer.
The project to establish a knowledge and technology transfer in the border region of southern Bohemia and Lower Bavaria, under the leadership of the University of České Budějovice, wishes to change this by strengthening co-operation between the transfer sections of the two universities and creating additional positions. The following measures are intended to encourage exchanges and active co-operation:
Partners and funding
The University of České Budějovice is the project lead. The University of Passau is the project partner, with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Lower Bavaria (IHK Niederbayern) as an associate partner. The project is funded by the European Union under the ‘INTERREG Freistaat Bayern - Tschechische Republik - Ziel ETZ 2014 - 2020’ funding programme.
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