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.
Aug 25, 2019

International Start-up Summer Week in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Koblenz)

The first International Start-up Summer Week (ISSW) is concerned with the potential establishment of foreign start-up teams (especially from China and Vietnam) in Germany (especially in Rhineland-Palatinate).
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Oct 14, 2019

Infostand des Gründungsbüro auf der Orientierungsmesse im Atrium (Landau)

Am 14. Oktober 2019 stellen wir den neuen Studierenden am Campus Landau im Atrium die Leistungen und Angebote des Gründungsbüros am Standort Landau vor.
Campus Landau, Atrium
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Nov 20, 2019

Infostand des Gründungsbüro zur Gründerwoche Deutschland (Landau)

Am 20. November 2019 wollen wir mit allen Interessierten am Campus Landau im Atrium ins Gespräch kommen und ihnen unsere Angebote und unser Beratungswissen vorstellen und anbieten.
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Aug 22, 2019

Entrepreneurship Education a Round-the-World – Double Master Degree in Koblenz

Since 2017 a team led by the Vice President Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch has successfully established a curriculum for a double master degree in Information Management with a major in entrepreneurship, technology and innovation management (ETI-M) at the University in Koblenz and has signed agreements with six partner universities worldwide - so far.

Aug 22, 2019

Vietnamese Delegation visits ZIFET

A delegation of Vietnamese project partners visited the Central Institute for Scientific Entrepreneurship & International Transfer (ZIFET) on the 2nd of July 2018 in Koblenz to discuss further possibilities of cooperation.

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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