Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) sees itself as an integral part of society with which it works closely and openly; it perceives knowledge transfer as one of its primary objectives.

The Technology Transfer Office at JGU provides active support during the course of these processes and acts as interface between science and business. It is the central point of contact between companies and the university.

The Startup Center of JGU, which is part of the joint Mainz Office of Entrepreneurship (Hochschulübergreifendes Gründungsbüro), facilitates the establishment of spin-offs. In addition, JGU participates in the pilot phase of Young Entrepreneurs in Science (YES), a continuing education program established by the Falling Walls Foundation.

JGU received national recognition for its transfer activities thanks to the success of the Mainz Research Alliance while competing for the 2011 "City of Science" title. In 2017, the university successfully underwent an audit by the Stifterverband; as a result JGU plans to extend its knowledge transfer activities and to align them with a strategic focus.


FT2: Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Dr. Michael Fuchs
- Head -

Transfer strategy
Tel. +49 6131 39-26981
Christine Göhring
Startup Center
Tel. +49 6131 39-24387
Alexandra Fischer
Technology transfer
Tel. +49 6131 39-27862
Monika Gieseler
Science Communication,
Startup Center
Tel. +49 6131 39-26076
Marieke Koliopoulos 
Project manager Open Science Festival
Tel. +49 6131 39 30787