As part of the first trinational event on innovation in the Upper Rhine, the partners of the KTUR project invite you to develop the transfer of knowledge and technology between Germany, Switzerland and France.
Design Thinking workshop for students, researchers and entrepreneurs! In 2 sessions on November 19 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and 22 (2-6 p.m.), participants will experience the entire "need finding phase" of the Design Thinking process and, step-by-step, turn their findings into a business idea.
Are you interested in cooperating with a university on the Upper Rhine region? Find all relevant contacts in our mapping of collaboration opportunities.
Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch explains the concepts behind Design Thinking and the special approach used at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Within the framework of a DT workshop in November, we also interviewed DT expert Dr. Isabel Creuznacher. Interested? You can already register via this link
From Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, around 30 students and PhDs from 8 KTUR partner universities and 12 different nationalities came together in Freiburg, Basel and Strasbourg for the KTUR Summer School on Entrepreneurship to get a compact insight into how to turn an idea into a business – an inspiring experience for all parties involved!
Led by the question: “How can we improve knowledge and tech transfer activities in the Upper Rhine valley, to bridge academic discoveries and needs from the industry?”, the KTUR team has worked closely together on building a digital platform for Knowledge and Technology Transfer in the Upper Rhine region.
SPARK 2021 has been an exciting journey for the 13 student teams and their mentors! In the end, all teams pitched their impressive results in front of a panel of judges, who had the tough task to choose winners for the three categories: Sustainability, Scalability and Social Impact .
At this year’s mechatronics competition Trinatronics, organized by the trinational university alliance TriRhenaTech, students from the three KTUR partner universities DHBW Lörrach, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and Université Haute Alsace Mulhouse won the two prizes in mixed teams. An outstanding success!
The first KTUR Startup & Innovation Nights on April 21 and 22 passed with flying colors. To the delight of the entire KTUR working group, more than 250 participants registered for the two evenings, which were then distributed quite evenly among the various event offerings.
The successful SPARK ideas competition of the Foundersclub Freiburg will take place from 15th of May – 17th of July 2021 – now as a trinational event within the framework of the KTUR project. At the ideas competition last year in 2020 80 students from different disciplines, took part to develop start-up projects based on cool ideas. During the program, the students – from computer science, design to classical business studies – worked together in teams. 13 exciting projects resulted from the competition.