Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Innovation, i.e. developing applications for industry from scientific findings, is one of the three core tasks of KIT besides research and teaching. To cope with the global challenges facing humankind, our trend-setting research activities in the areas of energy, mobility, and information are to give rise to concrete developments and products that contribute to general prosperity and benefit. Thanks to many good partnerships with industry and economy, we succeed in doing so quite often. At KIT, the way from the research finding to the product is shorter! As part of KIT’s sense of community, we particularly promote the entrepreneurial spirit of our researchers and students. 

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Innovation Highlights
Technologieangebote KIT
Technology Offers
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KIT Business Club

Starting a Business at KIT

Business start-ups and entrepreneurship is part of our spirit: Whether student start-up or scientific spin-off, there is hardly any other place where the path from research result to product is shorter than at KIT. This is due to the fact that we not only impart knowledge about entrepreneurship and technology management, but we also support and accompany founders in a very concrete way.

Founder of the Month

The KIT is one of the universities from which a particularly large number of new businesses have been established. Every month, we present a team of founders.

Founders' Forge

Platform with a wide range of offers for founders - from consulting, advanced training and education to an own incubator.




From Company Speed Dating to the KIT Career Fair: We support you in your search for highly qualified specialists with the appropriate event - contact us!


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Industry Experts

Shaping knowledge and technology transfer together - get connected in the network of Industry Experts at KIT!


Contact Points

Entry Point Industry

Contact point for companies in case of questions about research or innovation

Innovation and Relations Management

Central partner for business, alumni and sponsors