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Division Innovation and Transfer

The Team of the Division Innovation and Transfer supports scientists, graduates and students to apply the know-how acquired at the university in interaction with the economy and society. In addition, the team advises on safeguarding intellectual property.

The services range from identifying market potential, the analysis of marketability, the mediation of funding and cooperation partner matching to supporting the development business concepts and the mediation of follow-up financing. The team is also in charge of the two university start-up incubators on the Adlershof and Mitte/Nord Campuses.


Head of Division Innovation and Transfer                             

Volker Hofmann
Phone: (030) 2093-70760



Team Innovation Management & IP Services

Responsibilities Person
Innovation Management Sebastian Kiss
Innovation Management GreenCHEM N.N.
Innovation Consultant GreenCHEM Dr. Bruno Gomes Guimarães
Patent and Licensing Officer (currently not on duty) Simone Zahn
Patent and Licensing Officer Dr. Viola Muth
Patent Management Daniela Eckeldt


Team Innovation Marketing & Partnerships

Responsibilities Person
Team Leader Carina Braselmann
Alumni Management Friederike Laun
Alumni Management for industry Selina Byfield
Social Media Management Silvia Friedrich


Team Innovation Training

Responsibilities Person
Team Leader Dr. Katrin Schütz
Training management GreenCHEM Dr. Denise Lego
Innovation Training (HU Innovation Labs) Anett Lommatzsch
Coordination China Competence Training Center Dr. Isabelle Harbrecht
Assistance Chrina Competence Training Center N.N.


Team Start-Up Service

Responsibilities Person
Team Leader N.N.
Start-Up Consultant (Deputy Management) Katja Brunner
Start-Up Consultant Diana Matz
Start-Up Consultant Katharina Heinrich
Clustermanagement Sustainability & Society Charlotte Sigel