Industry Cooperation and Technology Transfer

Industry on Campus

Industry on CampusThe “Industry-on-Campus” concept supports longer-term cooperation between Heidelberg University and industries with respect to strategically oriented basic research. The resulting synergies enable better knowledge sharing between basic-oriented research and application-oriented research.

Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa)
Post docs from Heidelberg University and BASF are collaborating at the Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) in the field of homogeneous catalysis. The lab located in the Heidelberg Technology Park is financed as a private-public partnership by BASF, the state and the university. [Homepage]

Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI)
The HCI was set up in 2008 by the university and partners from industry. The largest image processing centre in Germany comprises three university professorships for imaging processing as well as post doc positions financed through the Excellence Initiative and the participating companies. [Homepage]

InnovationLab GmbH (iL)
The InnovationLab is sustained by the Universitiy of Heidelberg and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as by BASF SE, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and SAP SE. The focus of the application-oriented research platform is technology transfer and the training of junior staff. [Homepage]

Nikon Imaging Center (NIC)
The Nikon Imaging Center is a light microscopy facility of the university’s Bioquant research centre in cooperation with Nikon GmbH, Nikon Instruments Europe B.V. as well as other firms active on the international stage. Through the NIC, university personnel in the life sciences and medicine have access to state-of-the-art microscopic procedures and instruments. [Homepage]

EIT Health

Logo EITWith participation from Heidelberg University, the EIT Health Consortium was founded in November 2014 with the goal to improve the quality of life of European citizens and the sustainability of healthcare systems. Over 130 companies, research institutes and universities Europe­wide are pooling their expertise here.  [Homepage]

BMBF Research Campus

Logo M2OLIEThe M²OLIE collaboration (Mannheim Molecular Intervention Environment) is a research campus funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as a public-private partnership to foster innovation. It aims at the development of a molecular intervention environment for cancer treatment. [Homepage] (Ger)

BMBF Leading-Edge Clusters

Spitzencluster Heidelberg University belongs to two excellent cooperation networks designated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as leading-edge clusters in the framework of its high-tech strategy. Both clusters enjoy a leading position in their respective areas of technology.

Biotech Cluster Rhine-Neckar (BioRN)
Within BioRN approx. 70 red biotechnology companies develop pharmaceuticals, technology platforms and diagnostic agents. Worldwide healthcare companies and internationally renowned research facilities make decisive contributions to this development. The BioRN Cluster concentrates mainly on personalized medicine and cancer research. [Homepage]

Leading-Edge Cluster Forum Organic Electronics
In a cooperation that includes DAX-listed companies, international corporations, mid-size companies, and universities, the Leading-Edge Cluster Forum Organic Electronics is transforming the innovation potential of organic electronics.  The partners develop new materials, design systems, and market applications and services. [Homepage]


AusgründungenRuperto Carola promotes the foundation of spin-off companies from all the scientific disciplines. A number of firms in various branches have already emerged applying know-how developed at the university.

List of Spin-Offs


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