KiNSIS basic research enables fundamentally new insights. Put into practice, these give rise to patents, cooperation with industry and start-ups in the fields of energy, health and information technology. Examples include materials for efficient energy storage or stable power grids, implants for on-demand drug delivery, sensors for medical diagnostics and developments in quantum technology for the next generation of electronics. This is supported by offers from Kiel University's Transfer Department and from the network North German Nanotechnology Initiative Schleswig-Holstein NINa with which KiNSIS closely cooperates.
Transfer activities at KiNSIS
Here KINSIS members who are active or interested in technology transfer can exchange experiences with each other and with transfer players at Kiel University, or with guests from outside the university. Scientists report on their path to setting up a company. Kiel University's Transfer Division presents support measures, and transfer players from other universities provide insights into transfer activities and transfer structures at other universities in Germany and abroad. For this purpose, KiNSIS also works closely with the North German Initiative Nanotechnology (NINa).
The Science and Technology Academy (STA) addresses the shortage of qualified experts and promotes technology transfer between companies and Kiel University. STA connects highly qualified students of international Master programmes with companies in the Schleswig-Holstein region and provides support for financing their studies. Based on the concept of a dual study programme, companies take on sponsorships for students and provide them with funding that, at a minimum, provides a basic income. In return, the students work for their sponsor company during summer when they do not have lectures.
Currently, STA is being introduced in the international Master's programme in Materials Science at Kiel University’s Faculty of Engineering. Other study programmes are to follow. In addition, in the doctoral phase STA facilitates partnerships that go beyond an industry doctorate.
STA is organised by the North German Initiative Nanotechnology Schleswig-Holstein e.V. and supported by KiNSIS.
More information on the website of NINa
Beginning 2017 research groups from the nano, surface and interface science presented their projects at Kiel University's booth at the world's largest industrial trade fair. They presented current research topics with high application potential to a national and international audience from business, politics and the public – including new battery concepts, innovative metal bonding processes, environmentally friendly ship coatings, new materials for soft robotics, highly sensitive sensors for cardiac diagnostics and plasma-assisted surface processes.