About our office
From Research to Business - Knowledge and Technology Transfer
For more than 25 years the University of Bayreuth‘s Corporate Liaison Office (CLO) has been supporting the transfer of scientific and technical know-how for industrial applications. For SMEs and for an increasing number of start-ups CLO acts as a broker who guarantees access to scientific expertise and to lab equipment.
Applied science laboratories support the interaction between the University and industry. These R&D labs are situated at the interface to new industrial high-tech developments. They will shape the transfer activities of the University of Bayreuth in the coming years.
The Corporate Liaison Office specialises in professional planning and implementation of innovation projects; in addition an Inventor Consulting Service and a Consulting Service for Spin-offs were established. Meanwhile, the Consulting Service for Inventors of the University of Bayreuth – which also gives advice to members of the universities of applied sciences in Hof and Coburg – has become a regular element of the CLO support for scientists. Inventor support is a crucial part of the technical innovation process and plays a key role in transferring scientific ideas into commercial processes and products.
For many years the CLO has been mentoring founders of new companies, organising research projects with the university, making them participate in innovation prizes, and networking with capital owners. This is shown, for example, by two spin-offs originating in the above-mentioned applied science labs. These were founded in order to commercialise advanced polymers and services around bio-medical agents respectively.
The Bavarian policy of „Clustering“ aims to improve the efficiency of academia-industry co-operation. CLO, as a result of its long project experience with SMEs, is well prepared for that purpose; it also specialises in applied material sciences with the Bayreuth horizontal priorities in New Materials, Nanotechnologies and Mechatronics. In addition, Bayreuth participates in the clusters Automotive Engineering, Chemistry, and Food.
Contact:Dr. Heinz-Walter Ludwigs (Head of the office), Tel.: ++49 921 55 7610, email: email@example.com
Dr. Andreas Kokott (Consulting Services), Tel.: ++49 921 55 7608, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simone Wedlich (Bureau), Tel.: ++49 921 55 7609, Fax: ++49 921 55 7611, email: email@example.com