Faculty II - Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Cooperations and Transfer

The transfer of knowledge to society and the integration of knowledge and impulses from business and society in research and teaching are part of the self-image of Technische Universität Berlin. Solutions for current societal challenges can only be found through mutual interactions. Knowledge and technology transfer is therefore a central task of Faculty II - Mathematics and Natural Sciences. In this way, innovative ideas from research can be further developed for the sustainable benefit of society and brought into application.

The activities of Faculty II in the area of knowledge and technology transfer include:

  • diverse cooperations with research institutions and partners from business and industry,
  • active promotion of spin-offs,
  • scientific consulting for political and social actors,
  • broad networking with regional and supra-regional stakeholders,
  • integration of practical and socially relevant transfer activities into teaching.

Transfer is an important goal of our two clusters of excellence. UniSysCat has set itself the goal of actively transferring innovative ideas and sustainable approaches from the field of green chemistry from science to application on the basis of start-ups. This is supported by the Chemical Invention Factory and the collaborative project GreenCHEM. A number of measures have also been established in the Cluster of Excellence MATH+: from specific transfer units for joint research with industry to special science communication programs.

Cooperations within research networks

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Cluster of excellence MATH+

jointly with Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik (WIAS) and Zuse-Institut Berlin (ZIB)

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Cluster of excellence UniSysCat

jointly with Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Golm, Universität Potsdam, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH and Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Cooperations within joint appointments

  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam - Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum
  • Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS
  • Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung Berlin
  • Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
  • Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
  • Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik
  • Zuse-Institut Berlin

Further cooperation with scientific institutions

  • Berlin Mathematical School - BMS -with Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik (WIAS) and Zuse-Institut Berlin (ZIB)
  • Einstein Center of Catalysis with Berlin International Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Engineering (EC2 / BIG-NSE) (jointly with Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Golm, Universität Potsdam, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie)
  • Berlin School of Optical Sciences and Quantum Technology (BOS.QT)​​​​​​​ (jointly with Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Leibniz Ferdinand Braun Institut, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Optica, Einstein Center Digital Future, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Fritz-Haber-Institut, Max-Born-Institut)

Technology Transfer

BasCat Laboratory © Oana Popa-Costea

BasCat - UniSysCat BASF JointLab

The joint laboratory BasCat of the Cluster of Excellence UniSysCat and BASF SE is dedicated to basic research in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. The focus is on the catalytic conversion of hydrocarbons to value-added products. BasCat forms an interface between the UniSysCat cluster of excellence and industry in order to transfer innovative approaches from basic research to industrial application.

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Chemical Invention Factory

The Chemical Invention Factory (CIF) - also "John Warner Center for Start-ups in Green Chemistry" gives spin-off and technology transfer teams in the fields of green chemistry, materials and nanotechnology an optimally equipped starting point to transfer innovative approaches from research into sustainable market applications. The CIF campus creates an open space where students can pursue their own projects with the help of an outstanding research infrastructure: in addition to state-of-the-art laboratories and scientific mentors, this also includes a specific partner network.

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Werner-von-Siemens-Center for Industry and Science

In the ecosystem "Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science e.V." (WvSC), renowned scientific institutions and industrial companies, innovative SMEs and agile start-ups combine their expertise to form a future-oriented research cooperation. The central idea of the WvSC is to bring research to the place of value creation. The association now has 30 partners from science and industry. The professorship "Mathematical Modeling of Industrial Life Cycles" located at Faculty II is one of the scientific pillars of the WvSC.

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INKULAB

INKULAB supports young entrepreneurs in chemistry by bridging a gap between university research and the development of marketable products at a very early stage of company formation. The heart of INKULAB is a laboratory container equipped for chemical experiments on the Charlottenburg campus. Here, start-ups in the pre-start-up phase and technology transfer teams can pursue their own projects. In addition to laboratory space, INKULAB also offers start-up consulting tailored to the needs of start-ups in the fields of life sciences, chemistry and nanotechnology.

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GreenCHEM - Innovative Transfer Room for Green Chemistry

The mission of GreenCHEM is to create an ecosystem in which research and industry work together on the challenges of the chemical revolution to bring about a shift in thinking toward a technology-open, innovative green chemistry. The BMBF-funded T!Raum initiative, led by the Chemical Invention Factory, brings together 29 regional partners from science and industry to jointly develop and test new approaches to knowledge, idea and technology transfer.

Contact

Organization name Faculty II - Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Office BEL 1
Room BEL 305