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Jens Fahrenberg
Head of the Innovation Department
+49 721 608-25580
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Veronika Helfenbein
Office of Staff Department
+49 721 608-25581
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Phone: 0721 608-25530


Jens Fahrenberg
Ludwig Witter

Innovation Department


The KIT service unit Innovation Department is responsible for identifying potential innovations in cooperation with science, for protecting them and for initiating and attending their commercial exploitation. At the core of all activities is the intellectual property (IP), which is formed in the approximately 130 scientific institutes of the KIT.

The services extend from the protection of intellectual property rights via the technology marketing and project initiation, the negotiation of license agreements, to the initiation and support of IP-based startups, spinoffs and shareholdings.

 InnovationsmanagementTechnologiescreening Patentierung Technologiemarketing Transferprojekte Lizenzen Spinoffs

As a central point of contact, the innovation management covers all areas of modern technology transfer, while it is also facilitating industry and investors access to the latest development results. Under this contract, the Innovation Management acts in particular as a front office for:

  • KIT licenses and license agreements and validation and startup funding
  • KIT coordinator of the project KIT founders forge
  • KIT project communication platform for the third strategic area of action Innovation


Ttiel NEULAND 2015
Success Stories 2015

NEULAND presents innovation highlights and exciting technology projects of the last year.

New Vice President for Innovation
We sincerely welcome the new KIT Vice President Professor Thomas Hirth of the department Innovation and International, working since January 01, 2016.
Knowledge development and technology transfer: "WaTT" New courses "From Invention to Innovation" for all scientific employees and managers of the KIT. Link_more
KIT Venture Fest Logo
KIT-Venture Fest 2016

On June 29, 2016 students, research workers, founders and industry partners will meet at the KIT Venture Fest under the motto "Innovations for economy and society".