The university is the centre of an excellent research network that includes numerous extra-university research and academic institutions in the research city of Heidelberg and the region. Research, teaching, and continuing education are the university's main spheres of activity in cooperation with its local and regional partners.
The university endeavours to transfer research results and scientific findings to industry and the economy. With its Industry-on-Campus projects – strategic research cooperations with companies in the research city of Heidelberg and the region – Ruperto Carola networks its basic research with the application-oriented research of its industrial partners.
Scientific consulting services are offered to political representatives, administrative organisations and their members, as well as civic, cultural, and economic organisations. Referrals to relevant experts facilitate the transfer of knowledge to society.
To facilitate the transfer of research results to all levels of society and thus open up new prospects to students and young researchers, the university systematically seeks dialogue with the broader public as well as defined subsets. A wide range of activities encourages continual exchange between science and society.
As a transfer agency of the Heidelberg University, hei_INNOVATION stands for the knowledge and technology transfer of research results into society. Its central aim is to coordinate transfer activities throughout the university, to establish contact with specialised transfer departments of non-university institutions and industrial partners and to make scientific innovation achievements available to society.
In September 2021, the STARTUP LAB by heiINNOVATION provides students with the opportunity, to dive into the world of entrepreneurship, to create or improve a business model and to learn how to pitch within four weeks.
Innovation in the Age of AI
This series of four talks and events will take you on a journey on how artificial intelligence as a technology can become a true innovator. Experts will share their insights on how to build your startup around AI and the most important topics that surround this field.