Hamburg Innovation provides a patent and general law framework to facilitate knowledge transfer from universities and other research institutes to industry. It is the operational point of contact for comprehensive inventor support, professional patent management, and the commercialisation of licensed technology.

All inventions disclosed to us are evaluated according to technical and commercial criteria under the terms of the Law on Employees’ Inventions (ArbnErfG). HI and TuTech are jointly responsible for the professional management of inventions emerging from the following higher education institutions and non-university research institutes in Hamburg:

  • University of Hamburg
  • University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • Hamburg University of Technology
  • Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
  • Heinrich Pette Institute – Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology



IP Management
Markus Kähler
040 76629-6541