Shaping the future of our region through synergies
Science is oriented towards the challenges in society and the needs of the surrounding economy. New scientific findings are not collected as an end in themselves, but should in particular enrich the environment of a scientific institution. In order to identify the needs of society and the economy and to transfer findings and discoveries to them, a mutual exchange is necessary. The TU Ilmenau therefore actively participates in formats on the topic of transfer, especially in dialogues, forums, trade fairs and conferences. It is in constant exchange with local and regional politics as well as with non-profit associations, chambers and federations.
The close cooperation with regional industry is demonstrated by a large number of collaborative research projects with companies in the region.
Thuringia as a region focusing on innovation
In the context of knowledge and technology transfer, the TU Ilmenau maintains close cooperative relationships with funding and transfer institutions in the Free State of Thuringia and beyond. As an active driver of innovation, the university makes the scientific competencies of its scientists as well as the existing infrastructure transparent and makes its contribution to the continuation of the defined five fields of innovation with particularly high potential for Thuringia as a location for innovation.
Partner of the regional economic development
As the only technical university in the Free State of Thuringia, the TU Ilmenau with its high-quality R&D infrastructure fulfills an important role as an innovative stimulus for the regional industry and economy. As a result of its specific orientation, Ilmenau University of Technology is an important partner for technology-oriented companies in particular.
The cooperation with regional industry is demonstrated by a large number of joint research projects with companies in the region. The TU Ilmenau also cooperates closely with the partners of the regional economic development.
An overview of the regional corporate landscape, which is also shaped in particular by the over 200 spin-offs of the TU Ilmenau you can find here: Spin-offs from the TU Ilmenau
Research and transfer institutions in the vicinity of the TU Ilmenau
The TU Ilmenau is active with its scientists in the Thuringian clusters as well as other networks with technical proximity to its scientific fields of competence. Cooperation with these networks, with the non-university research institutions in the vicinity of the TU Ilmenau as well as with the affiliated institutes of the TU Ilmenau expands the existing transfer potentials.