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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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Herr Hofmann
Steffen Hofmann
+49 721 608-22971
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Phone: 0721 608-25530


Jens Fahrenberg
Ludwig Witter

Innovation Management


On 1st January in 2017, the Innovation Management (IMA) and Relationship Management (RSM) were combined with each other - they build the new service unit Innovation and Relation Management (IRM).

You can find all contact persons, contact details as well as content-related information on the Innovation Management on the following pages. The new websites for IRM are in progress.


The KIT service unit Innovation Management 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.

InnovationsmanagementPatentierung 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



NEULAND Innnovationswettbewerb 2017
Winner of the Innovation Competition in 2017

This year’s winners of the innovation competition NEULAND are certain.

Ttiel NEULAND 2016/2017
Success Stories 2016/2017

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

R2B live Thema 2016
Experience Technologies live!

As part of the event series RESEARCH TO BUSINESS live companies can get an insight into individual institutions or topics. On May 23rd, 2017, it was all about "power electronics". The next date will be announced soon.

Titel R2B Ausgabe 2/2017

The current issue of the newsletter RESEARCH TO BUSINESS 2017 presents new technology offers and interesting cooperation projects.

Knowledge development and technology transfer: "WaTT"

New courses "From Invention to Innovation" for all scientific employees and managers of the KIT.