At the University of Augsburg, knowledge transfer is about the lively exchange of scientific knowledge between university and non-university stakeholders at regional, national, and international levels. The knowledge generated at the university is applied to answering societal questions in politics, economics, and industry, as well as to climate change and the protection of the environment. Similarly, knowledge gained in other areas of society feeds back into the university providing new impetus and insights for further research. Knowledge transfer is therefore reciprocal; it is transferred from the university to external stakeholders and networks and from external networks to the university.
Transfer with industry
The AI Production Network Augsburg is a research institute that works in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV and the German Aerospace Center. It aims to provide a joint research structure for testing different AI concepts in manufacturing and industry.
The Application Centre supports the transfer of mathematical-scientific knowledge and technology developed at the Institute of Physics (IfP) and the Institute of Materials Resource Management (MRM) to industry and the broader society and economy.
The Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of Augsburg offers individual courses and training programmes for professionals, managers, and companies. It covers topics ranging from compliance, marketing, and leadership to project, process, and change management, as well as advanced legal training.
Transfer with founders and start-ups
StartHub is an innovation and start-up centre and a central point of contact for those interested in topics related to innovation and the grounding of start-ups. It offers services ranging from advice to courses and events on entrepreneurship.
MakeHub provides students with the opportunity to develop innovations and prototypes using its more than 80m² of 3D printers, machines, electronic workstations, and other tools. It provides a technologically creative environment in which to implement technical start-up ideas.
The university-wide project “Potentiale heben in Augsburg” (PiA) aims to develop the start-up culture at the University of Augsburg through the StartHub and MakeHub projects. It is funded by the federal government’s EXIST programme.
The Inventors’ Advisory Service supports inventors at the University in Augsburg in the patenting and utilisation of their inventions. It works together with the “Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH” (BayPAT), the patent agency for Bavarian universities.
Transfer with school students
At the DLR_School_Lab, school students can independently carry out unusual experiments on current STEM-related research topics, learn about new technologies, and discover the fascinating world of science.
The “KinderUni” (Children’s Uni) offers exciting courses for children between the ages of 8 and 12 years of age. Course dates are announced well in advance, and you can find updates in the “KinderUni” newsletter.
Particularly talented and interested school students in the upper levels of secondary school can attend courses at the University of Augsburg in parallel to their regular lessons and have the opportunity to obtain certificates of achievement.
The aim of the Centre for Climate Resilience is to develop the scientific foundations for adapting to the inevitable consequences of climate change, as well as developing holistic and implementable adaptation strategies for application at regional, national, and international levels.
As a central institution of the University of Augsburg, the WZU promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching. The centre has set the benchmark for interdisciplinary environmental research and stands at the interface between research, industry, government, and NGOs active in the environmental field.
The “Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum” is a centre for advanced studies in the humanities and cultural and social sciences at the University of Augsburg. It initiates innovative research in the above disciplines and promotes interdisciplinary and international lines of research. It aims to make its results accessible to a broad public.
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Health Research is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and science communication in the field of health. The centre aims to offer novel and interdisciplinary health research connected with regional, national, and international actors in the field of health research.
The Institute of European Cultural History aims for the development and research of the City of Augsburg and its Swabian surroundings based on its rich historical sources placed within a European perspective. It aims to make its research available to both academic and non-academic audiences.
Prof. Dr. Malte Peter, Vice-President for Innovation, Transfer and Alliances
Prof. Dr. Achim Wixforth, Chair of Experimental Physics I and passionate physicist and found
The uni-t transfer office mediates between academic staff, companies, and other organisations. It promotes the exchange of knowledge so that knowledge generated at the University of Augsburg can be efficiently transferred into practice.