Local Innovation exchange

Contact person 
Katja Lohse
Institution 
University of Technology Dresden, CIMTT
E-mail 
katja.lohse@tu-dresden.de
Country 
Germany
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Knowledge Transfer Practice
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
No information provided
Identify the Knowledge Transfer area to which the practice belong 
University-Industry relations
Indicate the country from which the practice is 
Germany
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
No information provided
What is the title/name of the practice? 
Local Innovation exchange
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the practice 
Higher education institutions (education function)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
New technology based firms/new knowledge intensive service firms
SMEs only
What is the aim/objective? 
Project aim is the development of special methodical modules (low threshold) to reduce barriers/ obstacles in the initiation of cooperations between small enterprises and science, and to pave the way of transfer from already reached research results to a R&D order or a collaborative project presentation of practicable solutions from research and development (from universities/R&D inst. and innovative SMEs). It allows low-threshold small talk/ discussion about new solutions and developments between scientific institutions and enterprises/ SMEs. It is a facilitation for creating first contacts and keeping in touch.
Give an overview of the practice 
Search of potential practicable solutions in universities/ R&D institutions. Invitation of a small number of specialized actors. The pre-set thematic booklet with the presented solutions is available to visitors already before the event presentation of those solutions in the regional technology center. An environment without fair equipment allows low-threshold small talk/ discussion about new solutions and developments between scientific institutions and enterprises/ SMEs. This is the basis for the initiation of contacts between potential partner-SMEs.
What is the date of creation of this practice? 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Is the practice still active? 
Active
What is the approximate budget needed for implementing this practice? 
50 000.00€
What kind of resources is needed for implementing the practice? 
staff, external experts, exhibitors, travel and additional costs
Is this practice linked to an instrument/policy? 
Yes