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Collaboration and Research Transfer

Well over 3,000 scientists and researchers work at TU Dort­mund University. These experts,  particularly in our engineering, natural science and cultural studies faculties as well as our interdisciplinary research groups and practice-oriented Collaborative Research Centers and Transregios, work together with companies and external partners in many different ways. If your company has a technical question, we can put you in touch with our researchers and find a solution together. This can take place within the framework of bilateral cooperation or a publicly funded research project, for example the “NRW Lead Market Competitions”, the “Central Innovation Program for SMEs” (ZIM) or the “KMU-innovativ” program that fosters innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Many companies of all sizes and from all sectors are already profiting from collaboration with TU Dort­mund University.

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET) can help you to find research partners and funding programs.

The new funding period (2014-2020) of the Operational Program for the Promotion of Investments in Growth and Employment for North Rhine-Westphalia from the European Regional Development Fund (OP EFRE NRW) has gathered pace. Integral to this problem are lead market competitions organized by the regional government. In the first round of competitions in NRW’s eight lead markets, over 800 draft project proposals were submitted within 16 submission deadlines. 225 joint projects with 850 partners from research and business were invited to submit full proposals. Most projects were launched in 2016, others followed in early 2017.

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the trailblazers of technological progress in many areas. With its “KMU-innovativ” funding initiative, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports leading-edge research in German SMEs.

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The aim of this program is to foster companies’ innovation capacity and competitiveness over the long term and in doing so contribute to corporate growth, along with the creation and safeguarding of jobs.

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Contact and directions

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Friedrich-Wöhler-Weg 6, Raum 3.015
Tel.: (0231) 755-2494

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Friedrich-Wöhler-Weg 6, Raum SRG I / 3.014
Tel.: (0231) 755-2446

Postal address
Technische Universität Dort­mund
Centrum für Entrepreneurship & Transfer
D-44221 Dort­mund

Delivery address
Technische Universität Dort­mund
Centrum für Entrepreneurship & Transfer
Friedrich-Wöhler-Weg 6
D-44227 Dort­mund

Campus address
Campus Nord
Gebäude Seminarraumgebäude I

The “Dort­mund Universität” train station (S-Bahn) is located directly on North Campus. From there, the S1 runs every 20 to 30 minutes to Dort­mund Central Station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf Main Station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. The 445, 447 and 462 bus routes also serve the University. You can find a timetable on the website of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, the local public transport company, and DSW21 (Dort­mund Department of Public Works) also has an interactive route map.

One of the landmarks of TU Dort­mund University is the H-Bahn. No. 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via the “Campus Süd” and “Dort­mund Universität S” stops; No. 2 runs every 5 minutes between the “Campus Nord” and “Campus Süd” stops. The journey takes two minutes.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Universität"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the university: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Universität S".

Dort­mund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dort­mund Airport to TU Dort­mund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dort­mund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more information). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dort­mund Airport.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Universität S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.