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Technology transfer

Contract and collaborative research

As a university of applied sciences, we conduct practice-oriented and application-ready research and development. The results flow into the education of our students and enrich our teaching with study projects on current topics. Thus, as a potential future employer of our graduates, you can indirectly benefit from our research activities.

Because of their practical relevance and readiness for application, our researchers have an increased interest in and often already have experience with cooperations with companies in the free economy, but also with institutions in the public sector. If you would like to benefit directly from such a research cooperation or if you have a research assignment for us, we look forward to hearing from you or receiving your call.


Center of Applied Research
Innovation Manager
Arno Lagaly

Tel.: +49 (0)721 925-2358
arno.lagayspam prevention@h-ka.de

Geb. LI, Raum 116

Research and development results based on scientific activities at HKA should fundamentally serve the public good. Through cooperations, spin-offs, patent and trademark applications as well as publications, we promote the implementation and use of the results of research and development in practice as well as free access to scientific information.


As a university of applied sciences, we have a well-developed network with small and medium-sized enterprises, local chambers of industry and commerce and accelerators in the region. We support the structured and scalable development of start-ups. The basis for this is the utilisation and transfer of results from applied research. The goal of various projects at our [x]Lab is the founding of start-ups together with small and medium-sized enterprises as well as start-ups from our university.

Current endowed and splitting professorships

We would like to thank the sponsors of our endowed professorships and cooperation partners of our splitting professorships for this special form of technology transfer. The holder of a splitting professorship works partly in a company or research institution and partly as a professor at the university.

Endowed professorship of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

for cycling

N. N.

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Profilfoto Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robin Langebach

The Schaufler Foundation Endowed Professorship

for compressor technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robin Langebach

Profilfoto Prof. Dr. Matthias Wölfel


for Intuitive and Perceptive User Interfaces

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wölfel

Profilfoto Prof. Dr. Carsten H. Hahn


for ERP, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Prof. Dr. Carsten H. Hahn

sponsored by theDietmar-Hopp-Stiftung

Profilfoto Prof. Dr.-Ing. Zoltán Nochta


for Innovative IT Applications

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Zoltán Nochta

sponsored by the Dietmar-Hopp-Stiftung

Profilfoto Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Pinkwart


for Electrochemical Energy Storage

Prof. Dr. Karsten Pinkwart

Member of the National Hydrogen Council of the Federal Government

Steinbeis Transfer Centres

In addition, under the umbrella of the Steinbeis Network, our researchers offer services for you as a partner according to private-sector rules in so-called Steinbeis Transfer Centres: from training and consulting to specific development projects. The Steinbeis Transfer Centres of our researchers cover a wide range of topics: from Construction and Facility Management to Renewable Energies and Storage Systems to Visual Information and Knowledge Transfer.

Steinbeis-Haus Karlsruhe

Das Steinbeis-Haus Karlsruhe bietet Ihnen als kleinem oder mittleren Unternehmen die Möglichkeit, den Austausch mit unserer Hochschule durch die Anmietung von Räumen auf unserem Campus zu intensivieren. In dem 2015 errichteten Innovationszentrum stehen 5.000 m² Nutzfläche für Büros, Labore, einen Konferenzraum und eine Cafeteria, die von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen sowie unseren Forscherinnen und Forschern teils gemeinschaftlich genutzt werden. Das Steinbeis-Haus Karlsruhe ist neben der Steinbeis Transferzentren GmbH an der Hochschule Karlsruhe ein Produkt der langjährigen Zusammenarbeit zwischen unserer Hochschule und dem Steinbeis-Verbund.
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Networks for technology transfer

Das Logo des Digital Hub Karlsruhe Angewandte Künstliche Intelligenz

de:hub Angewandte KI Karlsruhe

In the hub, SMEs and corporations are specifically networked with new innovation partners from science and the start-up scene in the future field of applied artificial intelligence. In addition to other institutions, our university is available as a competence provider in the network.

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Das Logo von fokus.energie e.V.

Focus on energy

The initiative links the strong players in research, education, SMEs and large companies with the creativity of committed start-ups. Fokus Energie, together with our university, sets new impulses for a sustainable energy future, brings people together and builds knowledge and competence through continuing education.

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Das Logo der Innovationsallianz für die TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe Innovation Alliance

The Innovation Office provides free and confidential advice on finding research and development partners, new technologies and laboratories or test rigs. Our university joins forces with six other research institutions and the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce through the Innovation Alliance.

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