The Transfer Centre aims to bridge the gap between theoretical research and practical application by helping to make scientific and technological innovations accessible to business, society and the wider community. As a central unit of the University, the Transfer Centre's services are available to all members, irrespective of their faculty affiliation or academic discipline; one of its objectives is to promote and co-ordinate knowledge and technology transfer in interdisciplinary contexts.
In delivering its services and carrying out its co-ordination functions, the Transfer Centre acts as an intermediary between members of the academic and those of the business communities. The Transfer Centre 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.
The Transfer Centre co-operates with Deggendorf Institute of Technology, which is also developing its own transfer activities under the Technik Plus initiative.