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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
Team Leader Daniela Rings
Patent and Licensing Officer (not on duty) Simone Zahn
Patent and Licensing Officer Dr. Viola Muth
Patent Management Daniela Eckeldt
Transfer Management Eleonora Frühwirt
Assistance Innovation Management & IP Services Sebastian Kiss


Team Innovation Marketing & Partnerships

Responsibilities Person
Team Leader Carina Braselmann
Alumni Management Friederike Laun
Social Media Management Lydia Lucia Neumann


Team Innovation Training

Responsibilities Person
Team Leader Christina Stehr
Start-up Apprenticeship Sebastian Adolphy
Innovation Training Franka Ismer


Team Start-Up Service

Responsibilities Person
Team Leader Thomas Wagner
Start-Up Consultant Diana Matz
Start-Up Consultant Katharina Heinrich
Start-Up Consultant Katja Brunner
BSS Health Startup Manager Julius Lauenstein