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Calls for Transfer

The "Calls for Transfer" (C4T) program, funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Equality (BWFG) of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is already strengthening the realization of innovative findings, concepts or technologies from Hamburg universities for the third time.

Plastic recycling, sustainable palm oil, vertical building explorations with drones, active aging, immersive locomotion in virtual worlds, cyber forensics on blockchains or even brain-machine interfaces: topics that at first seem unrelated come together seamlessly in the C4T format. Despite diverse disciplines and approaches, C4T funding unites project ideas that provide innovative and multi-faceted answers to the pressing question of how we want to live in the future.

In order to transfer economically effective or socio-cultural concepts out of the university and into industry or society, there is often a lack of financial resources. As a result, promising ideas, inventions and smaller research projects often remain in the drawers of researchers. The "Calls for Transfer" (C4T) program launched in summer 2018 under the project sponsorship of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) specifically addresses this problem and promotes the transfer of ideas, knowledge and technology at Hamburg's state universities by providing initial support of up to EUR 30,000 for project applications. In this way, 26 very different projects of a technical, scientific and medical nature, as well as from the cultural sciences and humanities, are already closer to their goal of sustainable realization.

Whether it is a future-oriented invention, a novel finding or an economically effective concept, scientists from Hamburg's state universities can once again apply for projects of up to EUR 30,000 and a duration of 12 months from September 15 to October 31, 2019. The funding amount can be used flexibly in terms of both content and form, so that the project plans can be advanced in an implementation-oriented manner.

The active implementation is carried out by the project coordinator Hamburg Innovation GmbH (HI), which, as a long-standing interface manager between science and industry, not only skilfully masters all the challenges of knowledge and technology transfer, but at the same time networks different partners in a targeted manner.

The HI team is looking forward to numerous project ideas and is happy to assist with any questions: To the HI-Website.