Almost 300,000 euros for six promising projects: the rectorate is funding prototypes and demonstrative projects, as well as interdisciplinary knowledge transfer projects.
In 2013, the rectorate established an internal university fund to support knowledge and technology transfer. Since then, 200,000 euros have been awarded annually to fund prototypes, demonstrative projects, and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer projects. This year, 18 projects were submitted and six promising projects have been chosen to receive a total of just under 300,000 euros.
It can be hard to finance projects, despite the fact that they are of great relevance to society.
The fund is intended to increase the visibility and acceptance of the university in the wider society. The university’s humanities departments in particular have a wealth of ideas pertaining to knowledge transfer, and these have proved difficult to finance with external finding, despite their relevance to society. This is why the university is supporting knowledge transfer projects that are relevant to society and that demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach both within and between faculties.
Institute of Electrical Energy Conversion and Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics
Flectuator - Pneumatic actuated flexible joint zones for adaptive building shade
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design
Institute for Textiles and Fiber Technologies
Learning by Building - from a platform for exchanging experiences, to the evaluation of social innovations (Plattform 1 to 1)
Recycling procedures for composite components made from carbon fibers with thermosetting matrix systems
Further information about internal funding for knowledge and technology transfer projects, and a description of the chosen projects, can be found here.[dt]