Transfer Centers of the Steinbeis Foundation
The Transfer Centers of the Steinbeis Foundation facilitate the dialogue between the HsKA and the business world. Through sophisticated technical equipment and the expertise of the University's scientific staff, the Transfer Centers are able to provide special technology transfer services.
The experience and knowledge thus obtained is fed back directly into teaching, making a major contribution to the practical aspects of the education offered by the HsKA. This gives students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with new technologies by participating in projects at the Transfer Centers.
For more information, please see the website of the Steinbeis Foundation.
Cooperation via STHK
Long-term collaboration between Steinbeis and the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe became even more close-knit in November 2009, with the signing of a cooperative agreement and with the co-founding of a Steinbeis Enterprise "Steinbeis Transferzentren GmbH an der Hochschule Karlsruhe (STHK) ", located at the HsKA campus. This development makes Steinbeis the preferred partner for know-how and technology transfer.
Steinbeis Building Karlsruhe
Another milestone in technology transfer was attained when the Steinbeis Building Karlsruhe was opened on the HsKA campus in June 2015 as this building represents a unique pilot project in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. Under one roof, partners can combine their forces in knowledge and technology transfer, which considerably boosts applied research to result in marketable products. The five-storey building provides spaces for scientists and small- and medium-sized enterprises as well as laboratories, a lecture room, a cafeteria and houses the entire Institute of Materials and Processes, one of the two central research institutes of HsKA.
Steinbeis is active in knowledge and technology transfer with enterprises worldwide. The Steinbeis network comprises currently about 1,000 companies. The services offered by the specialized Steinbeis Enterprises in the network include research and development, information and experts' reports as well as training and further education covering all areas of technology and management. The Steinbeis Enterprises are usually located at research institutions, especially higher education institutions, which are the traditional repositories of knowledge for Steinbeis. About 6,000 experts contribute to the practically-oriented transfer between science and industry. The Steinbeis Foundation, founded in 1971 and located in Stuttgart, is the umbrella organization. Professors, students, and employees hone their capacities for innovation by competitive transfer for the economy, via several Steinbeis Enterprises at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, offering tailor-made solutions especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises. By keeping close to everyday problemsolving, HsKA keeps our teaching and learning state-of-the-art in exchange for getting the companies a lead on the market.