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 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.
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.
Feb 28, 2017

Deadline 28.02.2017 - 1st BMVI Start-up-Pitch

Gründer, Jungunternehmer und Start-ups können sich bis zum 28. Februar 2017 mit einer konkreten Lösung, einer konkreten Anwendung oder einer ausgearbeiteten Idee beim ersten BMVI (Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI), Berlin) Startup-Pitch bewerben.
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Feb 28, 2017

Ideenwettbewerb Rheinland-Pfalz 2017

Die Bewerbungsphase für den Ideenwettbewerb Rheinland-Pfalz hat begonnen. Noch bis 28. Februar 2017 können sich Schüler, Studierende und Mitarbeiter bewerben, um ihre individuellen Ideen der Fachjury aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik an der Hochschule Koblenz zu präsentieren.
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Mar 16, 2017

Koblenz – AndersGründen: Social Entrepreneurship Workshop

Du möchtest die Welt verändern und/oder Dein eigenes Start-Up gründen? Dir fehlen aber noch Wissen, Methoden und die passenden Idee? Am 16. und 17. März 2017 hast Du in der ED-School in Koblenz die Möglichkeit, mit Gleichgesinnten, Ideen zu entwickeln.
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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.

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.

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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