Institute for Technology and Knowledge Transfer


Our university stands for applied research and development at the highest level. We set new standards for industry, offering our partners customised solutions for their often complex professional requirements. We support companies in the development and optimization of innovative ideas – through consultancy, scientific analysis and research in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

Our centres of excellence in Mechatronic, Environmental Technology and Construction Engineering have been widely recognised for their contribution to professional practice in their respective fields. Other main focus areas are Interactive Media and Fiber Composites. As a central contact point the Institute for Technology and Knowledge Transfer serves, co-ordinating multidisciplinary and cross-faculty research programmes.

Every semester professors and students take part in practice-based research and development projects with commercial partners. 90 percent of our bachelor and master theses are earned in companies. Practical orientation pays off: Our students are awarded many prizes for their work.


Professional Networking


Partnerships with over 100 firms and organisations

Our university has partnerships with over 100 firms, organisations and councils. These range from externally funded professorships to the sponsoring of lecture theatres and dual system courses, a combination of study and industry training, which the university offers in conjunction with the Swabian Chamber of Commerce and the Swabian Chamber of Handicrafts.

Cooperation with industry, economy, chambers and councils

A particular highlight is the “Pyramid”, an annual contact fair at the university, where networking is a high priority. Company representatives have the opportunity to present their business and meet potential new employees.

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