The »Transfer Research Incubator (TRAFO)« explores knowledge transfer in the systemic context of science, economy, society and politics.
Within the framework of national and European research projects, TRAFO develops concepts and solutions for different aspects of the transfer of data, information and knowledge. These concepts and solutions are then implemented together with the respective cooperation partners.
Among other things, the focus of TRAFO is on integrating a wide range of actors and organisations into research and innovation processes, such as citizens (Citizen Science), creative professionals, FabLabs and associations. This is done through various creative methods and participation formats, such as design thinking, rapid prototyping, hackathons or creative challenges.
Closely related to these activities are related topics, such business model development. In the context of knowledge transfer, we develop exploitation and dissemination strategies. These strategies help to foster the opening of research and development processes as well as scientific output (open science).