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Administrative Department 1: Transfer and Entrepreneurship
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Transfer: Opening Up Markets

Good research alone is not enough: it also depends on the transfer of that research. So that lively and marketable ideas do not end up in a drawer but on the market where they belong, the Ruhr-Universität has created a transfer concept that consists of three pillars: the “Applied Competence Clusters”, coaching from the Administrative Department Transfer and Entrepreneurship and the services from PROvendis. Further offers such as consulting, seminars and competitions round off the transfer of research results to business.

rubitec GmbH: Effective Technology Marketing

PROvendis markets technological services and oversees the patenting and licensing of ideas, inventions and products from the Ruhr-Universität. Many contacts to companies and cooperation with other marketing partners – such as the Gründercampus Ruhr – enable effective technology marketing.

Coaching and Consulting: The Business Plan Competition

Is my idea innovative? Can it be implemented in reality? Participation in idea and business plan competitions gives intensive support to potential company founders. Here they have a coach from the world of business at their side to help them test and evaluate product and business ideas. The aim is to develop the business model, work out a business plan, determine the patent strategy and sound out possibilities of financial support. If this should become a success, investors will find this company attractive.

Further competitions: Play and Win!

Every year, Ruhr-Universität Bochum runs two competitions for members of the Ruhr-Universität, in particular for academics: the transfer prize, which includes prize money of 10,000 euros, supports the development of knowledge from research and teaching into marketable techniques and products. In the inventors’ competition, Ruhr-Universität rewards the three best inventions in any given year and recognises job-related inventions that are claimed by the Ruhr-Universität. The competitions both close on the 31st December of a given year.