The University of Konstanz defines its knowledge and technology transfer as a reciprocal process between science, industry, politics and society. Following the example of the position paper from the German Council of Science and Humanities in 2016, our work is focused on three key areas: "communication", "advice" and "application". The spectrum of our transfer activities is deliberately very broad. For example, we engage in science communication that uses diverse channels and measures, we provide expert evaluation reports as well as scientific consultation to policy makers and we support the foundation of spin-offs.
In 2015/2016, the University of Konstanz went through the transfer audit carried out by the German Stifterverband and the Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung. A project group supported this process by leading a university-wide dialogue to discuss and define the University of Konstanz’s vision for knowledge and technology transfer activities.
On 18 January 2017, the university's Senate adopted a resulting position on knowledge and technology transfer at the University of Konstanz, affirming the university's commitment to the continuous development of knowledge and technology transfer as well as a culture of innovation.