Harnessing universities for innovation

Are you keen to capitalise on the new ideas, technology and talent coming out of universities? But do you find academics difficult to engage with? How do you reconcile the university’s public interest mandate with your company’s commercial needs? And how can you formalise your relationship in a contract that works for both parties?

This workshop focuses on the core skill of achieving effective transfer of knowledge and expertise between people operating in contrasting organisational cultures and formulating ways of doing it. It also examines the processes and management issues encountered in working with universities with the aim of enabling strong and lasting partnerships that allow innovation to flourish.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on the role of universities and what it takes to establish mutually beneficial sustainable relationships. We will look at the process of transferring knowledge from research to innovation both from the perspective of working relationships and formalised contracts. The topic of how best to work in multi-stakeholder consortia and how to win funding will also be covered.


Registration and morning coffee
Introduction to workshop and tour de table
- Tapping the potential of universities
- Forms of partnership
- Formalising relationship
- Joining forces to win funding
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 16:30
- Finding the expert you can work with
- Upskill and motivate your staff
- Concluding discussion

Timings are indicative only


Contact & further Information

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Tel: +49 40 76629 6353
Fax: +49 40 76629 6359
E-Mail: academy@tutech.de

Number of participants

Number of participants is limited to 16.

Workshop language

The language of presentations will be either English or German.

Workshop Presenter

Monica Schofield has over thirty years’ experience of innovation management in industry large and small in Sweden, the UK and Germany.
Monica joined Tutech Innovation GmbH in 1999. She currently heads the business area Consultancy and Competence Development and is Director International Cooperation.  She has been delivering workshops and acting as a consultant on research and innovation management across Europe since 1995.

Katharina is the General Counsel of Tutech. She is responsible for all legal issues for the company and is the legal officer responsible for contracts negotiated by Tutech on behalf of TUHH for industry-university collaboration, services for industry and transfer of intellectual property. Katharina joined Tutech in 2016 after 6 years of working as legal counsel in the healthcare sector at a university hospital.

In-house workshops for companies and institutes

If you are interested in hosting one of our seminars please ask for a detailed offer. We are also happy to provide tailor-made workshops subject to time available.

Contact & further information

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Tel: +49 40 76629 6353
Fax: +49 40 76629 6359
E-Mail: academy@tutech.de

Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper


Workshops offered by TUTECH ACADEMY:

Zertifikatsstudium / Masterstudium

Ab 2018 können Sie unsere Workshops und Seminare nicht nur einzeln besuchen, sondern auch die erworbenen ECTS-Punkte zu einem Masterstudium zusammenstellen. Den Abschluss bildet dann eine konkrete eigene Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeit an einem der Institute der TUHH.

Abgerundet wird unser Angebot durch unsere Lernberatung:
In einem Eingangsgespräch stellen wir Ihr bestehendes Kompetenzprofil fest und entwickeln gemeinsam mit Ihnen das für Sie geeignete Curriculum. Während Ihres Zertifikatsstudiums bieten wir Ihnen Orientierungsgespräche, damit Ihre Weiterbildung den maximalen Lernerfolg erzielt.

ECTS-Punkte Zertifiziertes Masterstudium


In Zusammenarbeit mit der TUHH

Wir bieten Mitarbeitenden von Unternehmen jeder Größe die Möglichkeit, Projekte und Problemstellungen aus dem eigenen Unternehmen gemeinsam mit der Universität zu bearbeiten und dies gleichzeitig für die individuelle Weiterbildung zu nutzen:

Infos & Termine

Dr. Christine Bauhofer