Center for Deep Tech Transfer (CDTT)



  • Fraunhofer IMW

Academic Directors

  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth
  • Dr. Christian Growitsch (Fraunhofer IMW)

Research Associates

  • Prof. Dr. Kelvin Willoughby
  • Dr. Maurice Steinhoff
  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christian Growitsch
  • Prof. Dr. Heiko Gebauer-Drechsel

Research Areas

  • Deep Tech Innovation and Innovation Management
  • Commercialization of Science and Technology
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Innovation Risk Management and Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurship

What we do

The Center for Deep Tech Transfer creates an interface between science and business. It marks a significant step toward interdisciplinary thinking and action in the deep-tech field and a milestone for the education of tomorrow’s leaders. The Center for Deep Tech Transfer addresses a pressing gap in the innovation process: business know-how and successful commercialization strategies, from initiation to scaling. The Center supports companies and startups looking to develop at the intersection of management and deep tech but also targets companies to provide existing patents with viable business models.

Click here for the official joint press release.

Opening event of the Center for Deep Tech Transfer