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.
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Jul 30, 2021

Green ideas – online: How a strategy workshop in the MUNIE project runs remotely in times of a global pandemic

As part of the Moroccan Entrepreneurial University Initiative (MUNIE) project a seminar on Génération Green & Entrepreneurship took place over two workshop days at the end of last year. The workshops were led by Sanaa Zebakh from the Institute of Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II. (IAV) and Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch from the Central Institute ​​for Scientific Entrepreneurship & International Transfer (ZIFET). Within the MUNIE project, the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany is working with the IAV (Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II) and the UEMF (Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès) in Morocco to develop strategies to strengthen their labor market orientation. Like most events at the University of Koblenz-Landau since the beginning of the pandemic, also the Génération Green workshop was conducted online in October and November 2020.

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Feb 01, 2021

Innovation at the Upper Rhine: Networking possibilities for Companies at the Project KTUR

A network overarching multiple federal states and colleges as well as a more intensive transnational collaboration in research and development between science and business: With this goal in mind, the trinational pioneer project “Knowledge Transfer Upper Rhine” (KTUR), which was funded by the European Union, was kicked off in 2019.

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Jan 22, 2021

Startschuss für die Bewerbungsphase “startup innovativ 2021”

Liebe Gründer*innen, liebe Gründungsinteressierte, der Startschuss für die Bewerbungsphase des rheinland-pfälzischen Förderprogramms „startup innovativ“ ist gefallen – die Bewerbungsfrist endet am 31. März 2021.

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