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CampusTour Wirtschaft meets Wissenschaft

Innovation Consulting & Knowledge Transfer

Active exchange between industry and science is crucial when it comes to making a business more innovative. We put you in touch with the right people. A range of different events enable you to meet scientists and company representatives to help encourage joint research and development ventures.

The University of Bayreuth's central objectives and activities relating to knowledge transfer are outlined in the University's Transfer Strategy.

We also offer guidance and support with funding opportunities for developing innovative technologies and working together with companies. Below you will find a selection of funding programmes.

For example, the event CampusTour - Wirtschaft meets Wissenschaft hosted by the Office of Career Services and Business Contacts regularly gives company representatives the opportunty to tour various research centres at the University and to discuss research priorities and specific questions with our university president and scientists (to register or request further information, please contact Susanne Weigelt).

We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Bavarian Innovation VoucherHide

The innovation voucher aims at small enterprises and craft producers located in Bavaria. Funding is available for services from external research and development organizations.


Bonus ProgrammeHide

The Bonus Programme of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts targets researchers at Bavarian universities and colleges and motivates them to increase the exploitation of private research funding.

Zum Bonusprogramm

Bavarian Research FoundationHide

The Bavarian Research Foundation was founded in 1990 by the Bavarian state government, in order to boost Bavaria as a site for quality high-tech through efficient and flexible promotion of application-based research. The Research Foundation concentrates on forward-looking projects, the realization of which challenges science and commerce conjointly while assuring close and successful collaboration.


Bavarian Technology Funding Programme (BayTP)Hide

This funding programme helps medium-sized enterprises with the development of new technological products and processes as well as to lower the bar for the application of modern technologies in products and in production.

The innovation helpdesk Northern Bavaria at the LGA functions as the project management agency for the programme and grants the funding.


Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM)Hide

ZIM is a federal technology funding programme for SMEs from all business areas as well as for cooperation partners in research organizations.


go-Inno (BMWi)Hide

The BMWi-Innovation Vouchers support investments in innovation management in small enterprises with a funding rate of 50% of the costs for external consultants from BMWi-accredited consulting companies.


VIP+  (BMBF)Hide

The VIP+ Funding Programme supports researchers with the evaluation and check of the innovation potential of their research results and to exploit potential application areas.


Bavarian Validation FundingHide

The Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts supports the validation of research results and inventions at Bavarian universities and colleges (validation funding).

The purpose of this programme is to accelerate the implementation and distribution of modern technologies in business and society to help the Bavarian economy to stay competitive and keep up with the increasing pace of technological change. This supports adequate economic growth and helps to maintain a high employment rate. The allocated funds for the programme are supposed to enhance the uptake rate of research results and inventions from the scientific area by businesses and their exploitation. Furthermore, this programme helps to proof the impact of proprietary research results and inventions and their exploitation by in private business.

The support targets projects aiming at investigating and developing new or improved technological products, production techniques and knowledge-based services with the idea to technologically secure a possible exploitation. Especially exploitation in the areas of technological and economical connectivity

  • Eligible are all higher education institutions (HEI) in Bavaria, no deadline
  • A maximum funding of 300.000€ for a duration of up to 18 months can be provided
  • The property rights situation of the invention / research results must have been settled beforehand

The application process is formalized. Grant proposals must be handed in via the Technology Transfer Units of the HEI to the project management agency.

Project Management Agency:

Innovations- und Technologiezentrum Bayern (ITZB)
im Haus der Forschung

Gewerbemuseumsplatz 2
90403 Nürnberg


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