Centre for Science and Technology Transfer (ZWT)

Forschen. Fördern. Kooperieren.
Research. Support. Cooperation.


is the central point of contact for science, industry and society for all matters relating to application-oriented research and cooperation with and at H-BRS.

The ZWT shooting the H-BRS image film 2020, Photo: H-BRS

The ZWT – short for “Centre for Science and Technology Transfer” – has set itself the goal of transferring knowledge and technology developed at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences to industry and society so that scientific findings can be put to practical use.

Collaborative research. The ZWT team is the contact for scientific and industrial organisations that are interested in the initiation, supervision and exploitation of collaborative research projects or are seeking relevant consulting services. Innovative services make it possible to realise new ideas in forward-looking collaborative ventures. »Find out more Science / Industry

Counteracting shortages of qualified staff. Due to the practical orientation of their studies, the roughly 9,500 students at H-BRS turn their attention to their future careers early on. The ZWT offers various platforms for linking students and businesses. »Find out more

Hands-on research. Guided by the motto “Participation – Research – Education”, scientists at the university pool their knowledge in cooperation with citizens, local authorities and businesses in the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg region, thus creating stimuli for application-oriented research. »Find out more 

Making transfer visible. The ZWT team is the contact for science and industry when it comes to marketing application-oriented research outcomes and transfer projects, thus making them accessible to society. »Find out more


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The ZWT provides advice, guidance and assistance with research applications

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(Image: Eric Lichtenscheidt)

The ZWT’s Research Management team accompanies scientists at the university through all the steps involved in securing public funding – from the initial project idea through compiling and submitting the application to the utilisation of research outcomes.

The ZWT team also provides advice on relevant funding programs, legal matters and various aspects of exploitation. Furthermore, the ZWT can help scientists who are seeking cooperative partners such as companies, associations or organisations for collaborative research and development projects.

»The ZWT’s Research Management team will gladly help you.


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Innovative research partner and collaborator

From the problem to the solution: Research Cooperations
From idea to result (graphic: Bosse and Meinhard)

The ZWT is the first port of call at the university for companies who already have a specific research idea or require assistance with a challenge they are currently facing. The ZWT team mediates opportunities for collaborative research projects, puts companies in touch with scientists at H-BRS, and provides support all the way through the collaboration process – from initiation and implementation to the utilisation of results.

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Networking at the scholarship event (image: H-BRS)

Get to know tomorrow’s experts today

Sponsoring a Deutschlandstipendium (Germany Scholarship) or DAAD scholarship gives companies the chance to get acquainted with the best students and doctoral candidates and attract potential new recruits early on.

Companies that would like to introduce themselves to students and graduates as potential employers have the opportunity to present themselves and talk with visitors every year at the Company Day Careers Fair. Companies can also position themselves at various events throughout the year – whether CV checks, workshops or presentations by experts. Moreover, companies can post job vacancies cheaply on Stellenwerk, the H-BRS job portal.

» The ZWT’s Innovation and Stakeholder Management team will gladly help you.


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Science is for everyone

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Visual computing showroom (image: H-BRS)

Research and knowledge for tomorrow’s society – this also means research in cooperation with society. Dialogue platforms – such as workshops and panel discussions – engage with important scientific, technical and social issues. The goal is to transfer knowledge between equals. These dialogue events help the ZWT create a transparent overview of what the university is contributing to social progress and how science, industry and society can support each other.

Since 2018, H-BRS has been intensifying its commitment to dialogue between university and society in the Campus to World project, funded by the joint federal/state initiative “Innovative Hochschule” (Innovative University).


Centre for Science and Technology Transfer (ZWT)
Grantham-Allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustin
Room: F 405 (management office)

E-mail: zwt@h-brs.de
Phone: +49 2241 865 745
Fax: +49 2241-865 9410

Please address general inquiries to zwt@h-brs.de.
For topic-specific contact points go to the right-hand bar.