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Research transfer and services

The HHU aims to continuously promote the transfer of ideas, knowledge and technology between the university, civil society, art and culture, business and politics. The transfer of ideas and knowledge, and in particular the dialog with citizens in Düsseldorf and the surrounding area, is brought together by the HHU under the concept of the Citizens' University, see also the section Citizens' University.

The objective of technology transfer is to make research findings available in as many different ways as possible and to put them into actual societal and entrepreneurial practice. Cooperation between universities and the industry during R&D projects thus plays a major role.

In the Research Management and Transfer Department, we support you in preparing collaboration projects with actors from business and society. We are your contact persons for the commercial utilisation of research findings obtained, e.g. through inventions/patents and start-up projects or support for contract management.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf continuously strives to promote and optimise the transfer of knowledge between universities, the general public, the artistic and cultural sphere, business, and politics.

These guidelines lay down principles, concrete selection criteria and clear, standardised rules to increase transparency and predictability in the protection and utilisation of intellectual property. They are aimed at HHU academics, the university administration and any interested members of the public. They also enable the University to use its resources in an economically efficient manner.

The guidelines can be found here.

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