Central Institute for Scientific Entrepreneurship & International Transfer (ZIFET)

The Central Institute for Scientific Entrepreneurship & International Transfer (ZIFET) is a central academic institution at the University of Koblenz-Landau. It is located and active on both the Koblenz and Landau campuses and coordinates all entrepreneurial projects and activities in research and teaching. In addition, ZIFET is a central point of contact for all aspects of national and international knowledge and technology transfer.

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SCIENTIFIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Scientific entrepreneurship refers to all value added activities related to the support of university spin-offs. This functional view distinguishes between scientific entrepreneurship and the institutional perspective of academic entrepreneurship. The value added aspects of scientific entrepreneurship start with scientific evidence and extend from the market-oriented idea generation and the team building process to the development of business models and the facilitation of financing. The development and implementation of methods and instruments, as well as institutional structures that support the promotion of university spin-offs, are also part of scientific entrepreneurship.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER
The scientific transfer of knowledge and technology presently being utilized constitutes an interactive, mutually dependent, and gradual process between a provider and a recipient – in other words, a recapturing system. The roles between provider and recipient can change and generally cover the systems of science and economics, as well as politics and society. With an international perspective, the field of consideration extends to the transfer between nations. For example, lectures and publications, licenses, patents, joint projects, further education, or spin-offs, are classical methods and instruments of transfer. Research evaluation is strongly connected with transfer. Classically, the evaluation of individual research achievements comes to the foreground, as well as the evaluation of research and innovation policy programs and the evaluation of the performance of complete research institutions.
Events
Aug 31, 2017

Innovationspreis Rheinland-Pfalz

Um die Leistungen und den Einsatz für die Innovationen und die Wirtschaft des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz zu würdigen, vergibt das Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Landwirtschaft und Weinbau Rheinland-Pfalz zum 30. Mal den Innovationspreis an besonders innovative Akteure.
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Sep 01, 2017

Pioniergeist Rheinland-Pfalz

Zum 18. Mal findet dieses Jahr der Gründerwettbewerb mit dem Motto „Ihr Konzept – unser Gründerpreis“ statt. Mit den Preisgeldern sollen Gründungen selbstständiger Existenzen in Rheinland-Pfalz weiter vorangetrieben werden.
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Sep 14, 2017

First Annual International Entrepreneurship Development Forum (IEDF)

Das International Entrepreneurship Development Forum (IEDF) findet vom 14. bis 16. September 2017 an der IESE Business School in Barcelona statt.
Barcelona, IESE Business School
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Dec 21, 2016

EXIST IV Project: Björn Höber successfully defends his doctoral work

On the 23rd of November 2016 Björn Höber successfully defended his doctoral thesis dealing with “Firm internal Innovation Contests: Work Environment Perceptions and Employees’ Participation” at the University of Koblenz-Landau.

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May 05, 2016

Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch elected Vice President of the University

On the 26th of April 2016 the Senate of the University of Koblenz-Landau has elected Prof. von Korflesch Vice President, responsible for research and transfer in Koblenz. In November he will succeed Prof. Hampe who will retire next year. Prof. Korflesch’s new term of office will be four years.

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Mar 02, 2016

ZIFET Project Partner for Knowledge Transfer in the INTERREG-V Project SERIOR

We are happy to announce that since the 1 January 2016 the Central Institute for Scientific Entrepreneurship & International Transfer (ZIFET) is the responsible partner for the area of transfer in the tri-national project SERIOR – “Upper Rhine Tri-national Graduate Academy Security-Risk-Orientation“.

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