Welcome to the office of knowledge and technology transfer

Brief description

FUTUR (Forschungs- Und T echnologietransfer Universität Regensburg) is Regensburg University’s multidisciplinary service facility for knowledge and technology transfer. It is a link between private business and university research.

FUTUR acts as intermediary, interpreter and promoter between the university and industry in the field of knowledge and technology transfer - for the benefit of both partners. The primary objectives of knowledge and technology transfer are, on the one hand, to disseminate the potentials of knowledge and innovation to companies and, on the other hand, to acquire practical experience and obtain external funding for the university.

FUTUR began its work in promoting regional economic development in November 1987. Thousands of contacts, consultations and co-operations have been established over the last years with representatives of private enterprises, with members of the University of Regensburg and with members of other universities.

Services offered

We offer a wide range of services to our clients from inside and outside the university. The goal and mission are individual confidential consultation and support in all fields of knowledge transfer. FUTUR offers its main services in the following areas:

  • Classical transfer
    consultation in the field of knowledge transfer, establishing contacts, consultations and collaborations; selection of the form of project and negotiation of agreements; project supervision
  • Intellectual property management
    Support concerning all questions regarding the protection and exploitation of intellectual property, especially inventor disclosures, patent applications, patent strategy; partner of the Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH
  • Start-up counselling
    consultation on company foundation and company development, support and promotion for the foundation and establishment of new companies based directly on university research (“spin-off” companies), collaboration with representatives of the regional institutions in the field of start-up companies, information and consultation concerning support programmes, partner of the network “HOCHSPRUNG”
  • Support programmes
    information and consultation concerning support programmes, funding possibilities, optimised processing of projects and advice concerning funding applications related to the programmes
  • Attendance at fairs and exhibitions
    information about international fairs, acquisition of fair exhibits and organisation of participation
  • Advanced training 
    organisation of advanced training courses and workshops for external participants, organisation of road-shows for members of the university
  • Management of the support programme “Bonusprogramm” of the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts
    information and consultation for the so-called “Bonusprogram” (a programme encouraging research financed by sponsors from Bavarian commerce and industry), processing of applications, funding request and appropriation, reporting and statistics
  • General information concerning knowledge and technology transfer at the University of Regensburg
    co-ordination and organisation of the  internet transfer portal of the Bavarian universities and Bavarian universities of applied sciences BayDat-Online (a conjoint forum to further knowledge and technology transfer in Bavaria, http://www.baydat.de), public relations


For more information contact:

Universität Regensburg
Am BioPark 9
93053 Regensburg

phone.: (0941) 943-2099
fax: (0941) 943-2400

copyright: Universität Regensburg, 1999
letzte Änderung: Mai 2020