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Inventions and Property Rights

A large number of inventions are filed at TU Dort­mund University each year. Many of them have significant economic potential. To protect this proof of its scientific reputation, TU Dort­mund University makes use of patent legislation: In cooperation with PROvendis GmbH, a local agency that supports the transfer of intellectual property from higher education institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia to the business sector, TU Dort­mund University searches actively for marketing and commercialization opportunities. With its current program “WIPANO - Knowledge and Technology Transfer through Patents and Standards”, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy helps higher education institutions, companies and independent inventors to safeguard and commercialize their innovative ideas.

We can help you with everything to do with inventions, property rights, proof of concept and transfer.

Examples fill success cases with life. They present inventions by researchers at TU Dort­mund University that formed the foundation stone for successful business start-ups or were licensed out to existing companies – on the basis of the potential offered by innovative products and their market-ready level.

Together with PROvendis GmbH, TU Dort­mund University has drawn up a large number of Technology Offers for its inventions, which clearly illustrate their content and possibilities for commercial application and are thus a first decision-making tool for interested parties. New inventions are added on a continuous basis.

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.