The University of Konstanz is one of only five German universities selected for the transfer audit initiative of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung. The transfer audit is a development tool for universities wanting to further develop their partnerships with external partners and to strengthen their knowledge and technology transfer profile.

As part of the transfer audit process, the university created a self-evaluation report. This was followed by a two-day audit involving discussions among a top-class jury, the Rectorate and members of the university. The results have been collated in the official audit report. The next step will be to devise a knowledge and technology transfer strategy.