Transfer & Cooperations

Vice-Rector for Transfer, Innovation & Digitalisation

Prof. Pedro José Marrón, Faculty of Economics, serves as Vice-Rector for Transfer, Innovation and Digitalisation. At the university since 2009, the computer scientist heads the Networked Embedded Systems Group and is also chairman of the Center for Start-ups and Innopreneurship (GUIDE). For the time being, Marrón wants to devote himself primarily to the further development of GUIDE, the establishment of a transfer culture, and the coordination of digital offerings.


Center for Start-ups and Innopreneurship at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Together, a solution and support for start-up projects is sought. The offers (coaching, events, qualification offers, etc.) are aimed at people in the environment of the University of Duisburg-Essen.


Fields of Action

Interdisciplinary Transfer

Promoting knowledge transfer across disciplinary boundaries

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Research-Based Technology Transfer

Promote knowledge application and entrepreneurial implementation

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Transfer Between University and Society

Promoting consultation, lifelong learning and participation

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Knowledge Communication

Promote translation to the public

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Transfer Audit: Strategic Development

The numerous transfer activities at our university as well as the related processes and sub-structures are based on the individual commitment of the actors. In order to support these efforts in the best possible way and to strategically develop its own understanding of transfer, the UDE took part in the "Stifterverband's transfer audit" in 2017 as one of ten NRW universities. 

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Our Understanding of Transfer

Transfer is the shaping of social responsibility; this task permeates teaching and research.

Transfer links technological aspects with social and ecological challenges that affect social groups or society as a whole.

Transfer arises both on the initiative and on the basis of the expertise of the disciplines as well as through the work of central, interdisciplinary approaches.

Transfer includes the ethical dimension in the sense of responsible research (Responsible Research and Innovation - RRI, EU approach).

Transfer is based on the participation of a large number of people, from formal and informal, institutional and individual networks of civil society.

Cooperation with local, regional, national and international actors* from business and society enables the mutual generation and social utilization of scientific expertise, teaching knowledge and services.

The initiative of the university members, supported by central services, is the supporting pillar of the transfer.