Karlsruhe and Heidelberg Expand Research Cooperation into a Strategic Partnership

New Framework Cooperation Agreement Adds Joint Promotion of Young Talent, Teaching, and Innovation to HEiKA Activities.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Heidelberg University expand their successful cooperation in research and add the promotion of young talent, teaching, and innovation to the activities of the shared scientific institution “Heidelberg Karlsruhe Research Partnership” (HEiKA). Thus, the research cooperation becomes a strategic partnership. The President of KIT Professor Holger Hanselka and the President of Heidelberg University Professor Bernhard Eitel signed the framework cooperation agreement. The new “Heidelberg Karlsruhe Strategic Partnership” will continue under the short name HEiKA.

The new agreement expands HEiKA cooperation into a strategic partnership of a much wider scope based on existing structures. In the longer term, it is planned to establish joint research institutes, study programs, and graduate schools. Work in the areas of innovation and transfer also will be intensified, with the already existing InnovationLab, an application-oriented research platform for technology transfer operated together with businesses, serving as an example.

Full text: press release 066/2018

rli, 05.06.2018