Networks and partners in technology transfer

German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF)


The AiF is the industry-based network for the promotion of research, transfer and innovation in medium-sized companies.

Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP)

ASTP is a non-profit membership organization that promotes knowledge transfer between universities and industry. Its focus is on continuously improving the quality of the impact of public research on business and society.

German Physical Society e. V. (DPG)

The DPG is the world's largest physics society and is nationally and internationally networked.



The ENRIITC project aims to build a permanent pan-European network of Industrial Liaison and Contact Officers (ILOs and ICOs) and enable industry to become a full partner of research infrastructures whether it is as a user, a supplier, or a co-creator. In other words, ENRIITC supports the establishment of strategic, cross-border partnerships between industry and research infrastructures.

Enterprise Europe Network

EEN is a network of the European Commission that helps small businesses to make the most of the European market.


HEPTech is a network whose goal is to promote the transfer of technology and knowledge from basic physics research to society.


INNOcentric supports and advises research institutions and innovative technology-oriented companies in the identification, further development, legal protection and commercial exploitation of innovations.


INNOVECTIS, as a subsidiary of the Goethe University, is responsible for technology transfer and thus forms an important interface between university and economy.

Licensing Executives Society (LES)

LES is an international association of professionals in the field of licensing and technology transfer, with more than 10,000 members in nearly 100 countries worldwide.


The TransMIT GmbH sees itself as system partner for innovation. For this purpose, it professionally develops and markets the potentials of research institutions in and outside of Hessen in the intersection of science and economy.