How can a business enterprise find a suitable project partner at the university? How
can a researcher at the University of Innsbruck find the right company for cooperating
in a project application or product development? How can the technologies and equipment
available at the university laboratories be utilized in order to generate innovative
The Transferstelle Wissenschaft - Wirtschaft - Gesellschaft, the transfer centre at the University of Innsbruck, as interface
institution establishes contact with a suitable project partner. Besides its core
activities in project management and technology transfer, currently a competencies database is being developed, with which available competencies and
resources will be recorded, crosslinked and provided to the public.
Thus we facilitate and accelerate transfer of knowledge, innovation and the creation of
networks and also assist cooperation between partners from science and industry as well
as within the university.
The aim of this Competencies Database is not to record individual academic
research achievements, which already appear in the FLD
(Forschungsleistungsdokumentation/Research Documentation Database) but to collect the
professional and methodical competencies of individual scientists. In parallel, the
research competencies of Tyrolean companies are surveyed.
Since the end of 2012 work has been carried out on a test database, which has now reached the point where, after initial tests with the Faculty of Technical Sciences, the database is available to all researchers at the University of Innsbruck. Database
development is partly funded by the Interreg IVa project „Rapid Open Innovation‟.