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.
Sep 30, 2017

Startup Open Wettbewerb 2017

Auch 2017 werden im Rahmen des Startup Open wieder kreative und innovative Ideen aus allen Branchen gefördert. Ausgeschrieben wird der Wettbewerb vom Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN).
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Sep 30, 2017


Gleich zwei verschiedene Wettbewerbe bietet das Konzept von Gründen-Live. Hier kann jeder mitmachen, selbst ohne Idee – dazu gibt es ein kostenloses Trainingsprogramm, mit dem aus einem Einfall ein ganzes Konzept entwickelt werden kann.
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Oct 01, 2017

Startinsland: Businessplan-Wettbewerb Südwest 2017

In insgesamt zwei Phasen werden beim Startinsland-Businessplan-Wettbewerb die besten Gründungskonzepte und Businesspläne prämiert. Der Contest ist offen für alle und richtet sich vor allem an Gründungsprojekte in der Vorbereitungsphase. Bewerbungsfrist für die Businesspläne ist der 1. Oktober 2017.
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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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