Technology transfer

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

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Julia Siekmann
KiNSIS Science Communication
+49 431-880 4855


Spin-offs from the Kiel Nanosciences


Dr. Anke Rasmus
Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship (ZfE)
Start-up advice for Kiel University students, scientists and alumni
+49 431 880 4698


KiNSIS Transfer Lunch

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).



If you would like to suggest a topic for the Transfer Lunch or give a presentation yourself, please contact us:

Julia Siekmann
KiNSIS Science Communication
+49 431-880 4855

Science and Technology Academy

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


If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor and would like further information, please contact:

Dr. Christian Ohrt
NINa SH e.V.
+49 431 880-6245

Hannover Messe

Drei Männer im Gespräch

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.

Impressions from the booth of Kiel University

North German Initiative Nanotechnology Schleswig-Holstein e.V. (NINa SH)

The North German Initiative Nanotechnology Schleswig-Holstein e.V. (NINa SH e.V.) promotes and connects nanotechnology and related areas in the north of Germany with research institutions and companies in the countries bordering the Baltic Sea. In the events and information formats of the competence network, scientific groups and stakeholders from companies, politics and associations exchange findings and experiences, make new contacts and jointly develop ideas on everything to do with nanoparticles, materials and coatings.


TO the Website of NINa SH

Transfer Department of Kiel University

Connecting science and business is the goal of Kiel University's Transfer Department. The team supports scientists in launching research results on the market and advises on how to protect results legally or set up a company, for example with CAU Innovation GmbH and the Centre for Entrepreneurship (ZfE). The Kiel University Validation Fund provides grants for start-ups, feasibility studies and for the development of prototypes. The Kiel Science Centre (WiZe) is a close partner for initiating regional innovation programmes in Schleswig-Holstein and beyond.