Institute of Applied Research and Partnership with Industry

As an umbrella organisation for all research activities of OTH Regensburg the Institute of Applied Research and Partnership with Industry (IAFW) works closely together with the scientists at OTH Regensburg as well as with businesses, national and international research centres and ministries.

The focus of our commitment is on:

  • Giving guidance on Bavarian, national and international funding schemes
  • Providing support with applications and contract drafting
  • Administrative handling of joint projects 
  • Internal research controlling

At the same time the IAFW acts as a bridge between applications-based science and industrial practice. Our team cooperates in a variety of regional and cross-regional networks and actively participates in events that support knowledge and technology transfer. The IAFW works hard with its partners in business, science and administration to ensure the transfer of the very latest findings and results to enterprise, to improve the innovative power and competitiveness of commercial and industrial businesses in the long term and to strengthen the status of our region as an attractive and rewarding place to do business.

Functions of the IAFW

Within the university

  • Advising and guiding all members of the university on issues of national and international research funding and assistance
  • Providing support for all university members with applications for research projects and the drafting of project contracts
  • Administrative handling of joint projects 
  • Recording and publishing the research activities of the university
  • Expanding the R&D structure of OTH Regensburg
  • Research controlling
  • Initiating research projects
  • Research profiling

Outside the university

  • Customer-oriented support with scientific and technical questions, particularly for SMEs
  • Implementing and mentoring development and research projects as well as joint research projects with other educational establishments
  • Supporting the administration of joint projects with trade and industry
  • Events centering on knowledge and technology transfer
  • Advice on funding programmes
  • Cooperating with networks at regional and national level
  • Cooperating and exchanging knowledge with business enterprises