We Bring Science to Society
Central gateway and service unit for start-ups, innovation and knowledge and technology transfer

Transfer Center enaCom

We see ourselves as an intermediary, translator and catalyst between science and stakeholders outside the scientific community. Our work focuses on making research results available for the benefits of society. enaCom is the central point of contact for all matters relating to University knowledge and technology transfer – for University of Bonn members and everyone else being interested to co-operate with us.

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Ideas Competition 2022: Submit Your Idea until November 25!

nowledge at the University of Bonn is diverse, innovative and relevant for society. It arises from studies and theses, from dissertations and research projects. But how do these explorations find their way into practice - in business, politics or civil society? Through you and your ideas! The ideas competition of the Transfer Center enaCom at the University of Bonn is the ideal opportunity to turn your ideas into reality.

We will provide individual feedback for your idea and offer prizes of up to 1,000 euros. 

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Start-up

From the initial check to individual coaching, we help University members to turn ideas into successful start-ups.

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Inventions and Patents

Patents protect research results and facilitate commercialization. enaCom helps to identify, protect, market and commercialize inventions.

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Business and Society

enaCom enables to collaborate successfully: science, together with business and society, we take responsibility for innovations.

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Funding Opportunities

enaCom helps to select and submit applications for public funding programs focused on different start-up or transfer projects.

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Networking

enaCom is partner in different networks focusing on knowledge transfer to promote the exchange of science with all external stakeholders.

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Qualification

enaCom offers a variety of events on soft skills, professional skills and networking with transfer partners.

News
Twelve million US dollars for Code Intelligence

Code Intelligence, which grew out of a startup at the University of Bonn, is receiving $12 million in funding led by Tola Capital. Code Intelligence helps developers by providing a platform to find and fix security vulnerabilities before the product is finished. 

Up to € 50,000 funding for product validations from research findings

Up to € 50,000 funds are available for young scientists at the University of Bonn for product validations from their research. For the first time the Transfer Center enaCom is offering prototyping grants which support innovative research results to be further developed for commercialisation. Application deadline is May 19, 2022 for the current year. Applications for 2023 can be submitted starting August 15, 2022 until October 15, 2022.

"Go for it!" - Ideas Competition @Uni Bonn

Our University is buzzing with ideas. Let’s demonstrate, how our knowledge contributes to change within the region and across the globe. Do you have a big or small idea within you? Do you want to find solutions to relevant problems? Now is the time to "do" and take part in the Ideas Competition organized by the Transfer Center enaCom at the University of Bonn. Because we not only give you applause and individual advice for your idea, but also up to 1,000 euros.

BMBF project involving university start-up Escarda

Large-scale farming without herbicides, yet without small-scale manual labor. The University of Bonn spin-off Escarda Technologies is working on environmentally friendly weed control in the recently launched joint project "Photonic weed control in sugar beet cultivation - laser-based weed management" (LMU), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Events

Transfer Center enaCom hosts and supports a variety of workshops, talks and events. 

Find out more:

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Commitment

enaCom is committed to all stakeholders interested in knowledge exchange; researchers and students, as well as practitioners and citizens outside the academic community. Dialogue promotes a broad, research-based transfer of knowledge. We therefore speak both languages, the language of academics and the language of professionals.

Companion

enaCom provides individual consulting and assistance to support the multidimensional transfer activities of the University. We always help existing and future partners inside and outside the University and provide unbureaucratic, efficient service.

Communion

enaCom is committed to promoting transfer of knowledge and technology. We combine different transfer activities from all research areas of the University. We document successful transfer formats and give them visibility. We present best practice from within the University so that all those interested in transfer may benefit all together. To the outside world, we act as a showcase for the most exciting transfer projects.

Communication

enaCom informs about innovative research results close to application. We talk about science offering meet-ups for different stakeholders in business and society. As a central point of contact and gateway for co-operation, we connect all stakeholders inside and outside the University.

Commercialisation

enaCom handles all matters concerning utilization of the excellent research results achieved by the University. We provide information on the options available for protecting intellectual property rights and how to bring inventions to start-up.

Contact

University of Bonn
Dezernat 7 Forschung und Transfer
Abteilung 7.4 Transfer Center enaCom
Brühler Straße 7
53119 Bonn

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Contact

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Sandra Speer

Head of Department

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Brühler Straße 7

53119 Bonn

+49 228 73-62006

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Benita Schuba

Deputy Head of Department

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Brühler Straße 7

53119 Bonn

+49 228 73-2923

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