Knowledge and technology transfer at Berufsakademie Sachsen: the establishment of five fields of competence
Cooperative, innovative, regional - specialists and executives for business and administration
For Berufsakademie Sachsen, research means generating innovative concepts, strategies and technologies in cooperation with practice partners from the three areas of economy, technology and social and health management.
In its mission statement, Berufsakademie Sachsen considers the initiation of practice-oriented research activities and the intensification of knowledge and technology transfer as current and essential tasks. Two documents form the basis of the strategic development, on the one hand the position paper of the German Council of Science and Humanities (PDF 446 kB) (PDF 446 kB, in German language only), on the other hand, as a regional starting point, the innovation strategy of the Free State of Saxony (PDF 2.15 MB) (only in German).
As an institution of the tertiary education sector, Berufsakademie Sachsen has been committed to cooperative development work since 1991. In modern laboratories, computer labs and consultations, students receive intensive individual support in order to acquire scientific knowledge and methods, thus being prepared for their professional career. Diploma and bachelor theses form the foundation for application-oriented research and sustainable knowledge transfer.
Science covers a broad spectrum of different performance dimensions. Transfer is a core task in this context and, together with research, tuition and scientific infrastructure offers, one of the essential tasks of scientific institutions. Apart from technological transfer, this performance dimension also includes the dialogical mediation and transfer of scientific findings in society, culture, economy and politics. Against the background of current social challenges, scientific institutions and thus also Berufsakademie Sachsen are increasingly faced with the task of advancing the science-based development of society. This is specified by the term "knowledge and technology transfer" and forms part of the strategy of Berufsakademie Sachsen.
Transfer activities: Fields of action for knowledge and technology transfer
Scientific communication has to be oriented towards target group, occasion, medium and format. The implementation of professional scientific communication requires appropriate resources and competences, which Berufsakademie Sachsen will develop and expand in the next years.
Laboratory service catalog (in German language only)
Our scientific journal "Wissen im Markt"
Since 2017 Berufsakademie Sachsen has published its own scientific journal (ISSN 2512-4366). "Wissen im Markt" (Knowledge in the Market) gives employees and practice partners, scientists from our international partner institutions and guest authors the opportunity to publish new results from practice-oriented research. Furthermore, "Wissen im Markt" provides a platform for our graduates to present outstanding bachelor theses in short form.
"Wissen im Markt" 2019:
Ron Ritter: Vertrauen als Schlüsselkapital für unternehmerische Erfolge... Ein Konzept zur vertrauensförderlichen Online-Produktpräsentation von Cloud Computing-Dienstleistungen (PDF 185 kB) (PDF 185 kB)
Publications by employees of Berufsakademie Sachsen
Consulting services are provided as scientific services upon request or by order. Consulting services for companies, especially for the practice partners of Berufsakademie Sachsen, are being established and expanded. Furthermore, Berufsakademie Sachsen will be offering specific advanced training courses for practice partners and graduates. Further focus will be placed on the professional and didactic training of the academic staff of Berufsakademie Sachsen (professors, part-time lecturers).
Classical technology transfer occurs in the form of cooperation between scientific institutions and companies, also in interdisciplinary areas. Due to its proximity to practice partners, cooperative research and technology transfer projects are particularly relevant for Berufsakademie Sachsen. To this end, Berufsakademie Sachsen intends to develop a range of R&D and laboratory services, make use of participation in cooperative research projects and publish student theses within the scope of legal provisions. Other possible transfer activities, which depend on the framework conditions, include the implementation of projects supported with third-party funds and the establishment of ZIM networks as technology mediators.
For the first time in 2018, the SMWK (Saxon State Ministry for Science and Culture - Program Talents for Saxony, additional budget for universities, here: funding of research at Berufsakademie Sachsen) provided grants for small projects. The following overview of funded projects shows a cross-section of research interests:
|Project manager||Location||Research topic||Funding amount|
|Prof. Dr. Ines Gubsch||Bautzen||Virtual commissioning of plastics machinery for flexible and effective automation solutions|
[Virtuelle Inbetriebnahme von Kunststofftechnik-Anlagen für flexible und wirtschaftliche Automatisierungslösungen]
|Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Hänsel||Dresden|
Investigation into the wear-out effect of AIRLESS spray nozzles
|Prof. Dr. Thomas Pucklitzsch||Glauchau|
Automatic generation of a Neural Network by means of Evolutionary Algorithms
|Prof. Dr. Mathias Sporer||Glauchau|
Development of interactive educational materials for computer sciences training
|Prof. Dr. Ralf Guckel et al.||Leipzig|
Enhancement of the residential market report for the City of Leipzig
|Prof. Dr. Barbe Rentsch||Riesa||Model system for muscle substitutes|
[Modellsystem für Muskelersatzstoffe]
|Prof. Dr. Barbe Rentsch||Riesa||Establishment of microscopic procedures for the detection of myogenic regulation factors|
[Etablierung mikroskopischer Verfahren zum Nachweis myogener Regulationsfaktoren]
|Prof. Dr. Marko Stephan et al.||Riesa|
Implementing a research and training wall for hydraulic calibration
Current projects at our locations supported with third-party funds:
|Location||Project period||Project title||Sponsor||Responsible||Project link|
Auto_ID (technology and qualification radar for digital knowledge transfer in the Saxon automotive supply industry)
|BMBF||Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Munke||https://www.ba-glauchau.de/forschung/angewandte-forschung/auto-id|
|Glauchau||2018-2021||CoLosAM (collagen laminates with osteogenic and antimicrobial properties)|
[CoLosAM ( Collagen Laminate mit Osteogenen und AntiMikrobiellen Eigenschaften)]
|DFG||Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Daniela Nickel||https://www.ba-glauchau.de/forschung/angewandte-forschung/colosam|
|Glauchau||2019-2020||Design and manufacture of a flap exhaust system|
[Auslegung und Konstruktion einer Klappenauspuffanlage]
|Dipl.-Ing. Robert Schönherr||https://www.ba-glauchau.de/forschung/klappensteuerung|
|Glauchau||2020-2022||Establishing an area of expertise Additive Manufacturing Plus (KOM3D+)|
[Etablieren eines Komptenzfeldes Additive Fertigung plus (KOM3D+)]
|SAB||Prof. Dr..-Ing. habil. Daniela Nickel||https://www.ba-glauchau.de/forschung/angewandte-forschung/kom3d|
|Leipzig||2018-2019||Methodology and applications of real estate market investigation|
[Methodik und Anwendungen der Immobilienmarktbeobachtung]
|PISA-Immobilien||Prof. Dr. habil. Kerry-U. Brauer, Prof. Dr. Bettina Lange, Prof. Dr. Ralf Guckel||https://www.pisa-immobilien.de/immobilienmarktbericht-leipzig/|
|Plauen||2020||Investigation of the comprehension of HACCP-based self-monitoring systems in SMEs|
[Untersuchungen zum Verständnis HACCP-basierter Eigenkontrollsysteme in KMU]
|Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Paduch|
|Plauen||2020-2022||Research project “Aphasiker” (aphasic patients)|
|Prof. Dr. Lutz Neumann|
|Plauen||since 2019||Project with Plauen Stahl Technologie|
[Projekt mit Plauen Stahl Technologie]
|Prof. Dr. Heiko Lang|
|Plauen||09/2019-02/2020||Quality control of Crunchies – development of a product-specific sensing scale|
[Qualitätskontrolle von Crunchies – Entwicklung eines produktspezifischen Sensorikrades]
|Prof. Dr. Katja Born||https://www.ba-plauen.de/forschung/angewandte-forschung/colosam|
|Plauen||2019||Digitalization of laboratory tests in the food safety degree course|
[Digitalisierung von Laborversuchen im Studiengang Lebensmittelsicherheit]
|Prof. Dr. Katja Born||https://www.ba-plauen.de/forschung/angewandte-forschung/colosam-1|
|Riesa||from 04/2019||"InnoHandwerk"||BMBF "WIR!"||Prof. Dr. Ute Schröter-Bobsin||https://www.innovation-strukturwandel.de/de/992294.php|
|Riesa||04/2018-12/2018||Model system for muscle substitutes|
[Modellsystem für Muskelersatzstoffe]
|SMWK||Prof. Dr. Barbe Rentsch||https://www.ba-riesa.de/forschung/angewandte-forschung/muskelersatzstoffe|
|Riesa||06/2018-12/2018||Establishing advanced microscopic procedures for the detection of myogenic regulation factors and their expression profile during muscle differentiation|
[Etablierung fortgeschrittener mikroskopischer Verfahren für den Nachweis myogener Regulationsfaktoren und deren Expressionsprofils während der Muskeldifferenzierung]
|SMWK||Prof. Dr. Barbe Rentsch||https://www.ba-riesa.de/forschung/angewandte-forschung/muskeldifferenzierung|
|Riesa||06/2018-12/2018||Implementing a research and training wall for hydraulic calibration in heating and cooling systems for knowledge and technology transfer|
[Aufbau einer Forschungs- und Schulungswand zum hydraulischen Abgleich in Heiz- und Kühlsystemen für den Wissens- und Technologietransfer]
|SMWK||Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marko Stephan||https://www.ba-riesa.de/forschung/angewandte-forschung/forschungs-und-schulungswand|
|Riesa||since 2009||Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI)||Bertelsmann-Stiftung||Prof. Dr. Frank Bönker||https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/unsere-projekte/sustainable-governance-indicators-sgi|
The institutional research and transfer strategy of Berufsakademie Sachsen: strengthening Saxony with five competence fields
The strategic concept for knowledge and technology transfer of Berufsakademie Sachsen is based both on the recommendations of the German Council of Science and Humanities (2013) and on the innovation strategy of the Free State of Saxony (2013) and its updates (most recently 2020). The key objectives formulated there (innovation strategy, p. 9) are also guiding principles for Berufsakademie Sachsen. Three objectives of particular importance for Berufsakademie Sachsen are:
- Growth by strengthening the innovative ability and performance of existing companies
- Advancement of science and increased use of research results of the Saxon economy
- Strengthening of innovative forces in society as a whole
The aim is to appropriately position Berufsakademie Sachsen with its strengths in the Saxon research and innovation system and to take advantage of the potentials of the cooperative system efficiently and effectively. Particularly the intensive contacts to our practice companies ensure the transfer of knowledge and technology to the (Saxon) economy and thus contribute sustainably to the implementation of the key objectives formulated in the innovation strategy of the Free State.
In order to enhance the profile of resources and activities in knowledge and technology transfer, it is necessary to define areas of emphasis and to communicate in a clearer and more targeted manner in the future. Following the innovation strategy of the Free State of Saxony as well as the local economic structure and its regional and global challenges, Berufsakademie Sachsen has defined five application-oriented fields of competence that are particularly oriented towards knowledge and technology transfer. In doing so, Berufsakademie Sachsen also complies with the profile development of universities as required by the Saxony University Development Plan (p. 33ff.).
For its transfer activities, Berufsakademie Sachsen has defined the application-oriented and cross-locational fields of competence that have also been identified for the performance dimension of teaching. In future, knowledge and technology transfer activities will be allocated to one or more of these fields in order to increase the visibility of the specific transfer competencies of Berufsakademie Sachsen.
The five competence fields of Berufsakademie Sachsen
"Future mobility requires vehicle innovations as well as new services that integrate mobility and related areas in an appropriate way, e.g. media integration and innovations in transport infrastructure". (Innovation Strategy of the Free State of Saxony 2013, update, p. 21)
The competence field thus covers topics such as logistics, automotive and mobile working and the development and use of products, technologies and concepts in this area.
This particularly includes topics from the fields of supply engineering, civil engineering and electrical engineering, which involve developing the potential for improving energy efficiency.
This field comprises competences for coping with the change process triggered by digital technologies in medium-sized companies and beyond. This change is mainly occurring at the technical (infrastructures and applications), social (individuals and communities), political (state and administration) and corporate level (value chains and business models).
For this field of competence, the social component is a decisive or significantly co-determining factor. The aim is interdisciplinary, practice-integrated and transfer-oriented cooperation on topics that focus on human behavior and its origins in social and societal contexts: social and societal integration, access to and participation in social developments, governmental action and the social order as well as the socio-structural consequences of the change in services of general interest etc, in order to increase the visibility of the specific transfer competencies of Berufsakademie Sachsen.
These topics include offers that combine the trends of neo-ecology and sustainability. Focus is placed on all approaches of a bio-based or recycling management as well as environmental technology. This is closely related to the area of system innovations and services in the health sector, which focus on the fields of health care and tourism.
Current BMBF funding opportunities
With its 2019 "Guideline for the Promotion of Research at Universities of Applied Sciences in Cooperation with Companies" (FH-Kooperativ) as part of the "Research at Universities of Applied Sciences" program, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is continuing research funding in a strategically important area. The continuity of this funding and the support of young scientists are thus emphasized to an even greater extent.
The funding guideline "FH-Kooperativ" (www.forschungfachhochschulen.de/fh-kooperativ), published in June 2019, aims to further establish long-term research cooperations between science and industry. This permanent, open-topic funding instrument has two annual submission deadlines and is intended to combine the advantages of the long-established measures of "Research at Universities of Applied Sciences with Companies" and "Young Engineers - Cooperative Doctorate". Newly appointed and experienced professors at universities of applied sciences are provided with a permanent and reliable opportunity for innovative project ideas.
This results in the following key points for FH-Kooperativ:
- Project durations of up to 54 months are possible, provided that the project is coordinated and managed by a newly appointed professor and includes (cooperative) doctorates.
- Outline proposals by newly appointed professors (deadline: 15 October of each calendar year) and experienced applicants (deadline: 15 April of each calendar year) are submitted separately and reviewed in separate peer review groups.
- FH-Kooperativ is currently designed as a permanently available funding measure with annually recurring submission deadlines.
- The research projects are to be carried out in active cooperation with corporate partners from trade and industry that contribute at least 7.5 per cent of eligible expenditure (less expenditure for investments in research equipment, facilities and demonstrators) in the case of newly appointed staff and at least 15 per cent in the case of experienced staff in the form of binding co-financing.
Furthermore, universities of applied sciences are granted facilitated investment conditions. FH-Kooperativ continues to allow project-specific investments in research equipment and facilities or demonstrators. Thus, larger-scale R&D projects are promoted and the basic structural research framework conditions of the university of applied sciences are decisively improved and facilitated in the long term. Especially projects with a particularly innovative orientation and a high technical and/or research risk can be funded.
The first submission deadline of FH-Kooperativ, 15 October 2019, is restricted to newly appointed professors. Professors appointed to a university of applied sciences for the first time after 15 October 2016 can be considered here. The submission deadlines are updated in subsequent years for experienced and newly appointed professors.
Project outlines must be submitted to the VDI TZ as the project management organization by the respective deadline. For further information on the funding guidelines, please contact the project management organization or consult the website www.forschung-fachhochschulen.de. There you will also find the updated FAQ.
Members of AG Wissens- und Technologietransfer (AG WTT)
Professor Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Globig
|Phone||+49 (0)3591 353-262|
Prof. Dr. Falk Tennert
|Phone||+49 (0)37756 / 70-355|
|Fax||+49 (0)37756 / 70-2115|
Prof. Dr. Roy Fritzsche
Prof.Dr.-Ing. habil. Daniela Nickel
Lecturer for Industrial Production
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Steffen Greiffenberg
|Phone||+49 (0)351 44722-702|
|Fax||+49 (0)351 44722-299|
Prof. Dr. Ralf Guckel
|Phone||+49 (0)341 42743-408|
|Fax||+49 (0)341 42743-331|
Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Paduch
|Phone||03741/5709 - 173|
|Fax||03741/5709 - 119|
Prof. Dr. Barbe Rentsch
|Phone||+49 (0)3525 707-645|
|Fax||+49 (0)3525 733-613|
|Link||To the profile|
The Department of Knowledge and Technology Transfer (WTT) at the Central Office of Berufsakademie Sachsen provides support for practice partners that would like to carry out research and technology transfer projects together with professors from Berufsakademie Sachsen. This support includes advisory service concerning the planning and financing of your project as well as application issues, particularly in case of publicly funded projects. Furthermore, the WTT Department helps organize scientific, transfer-oriented conferences and congresses.
Consultant for knowledge and technology transfer, international affairs and intercultural competence
Our cooperative approach is reflected in the practical business focus of transfer-oriented research. It is sustainably implemented in the publications of our full-time and part-time lecturers, thus sharpening the profile of Berufsakademie Sachsen.
UNIVERSITY OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATION BAUTZEN
Industrie 4.0 am Beispiel der Messdaten einer realen Solaranlage. (Industry 4.0 – By the Example of the Measured Data of a Real Solar Plant
This interdisciplinary project examines the factors that influence the solar power generation in Lusatia. In terms of Industry 4.0, the project for the first time also measures internal data such as charge / discharge current, heating and efficiency.
UNIVERSITY OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATION GLAUCHAU
Cooperative study with the Chamber of Commerce, district of Chemnitz, about the status quo, driving forces and development prospects of the economic interdependence between industrial and service companies in the economic area of Chemnitz.
UNIVERSITY OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATION LEIPZIG
3D models in the museum development
Preservation of museum exhibits using modern 3D methods: contactless 3D scan, visualization of the 3D models (use of VR technologies etc.) and 3D printing methods (physical curing and melting processes and chemical curing processes).
UNIVERSITY OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATION BREITENBRUNN
Fünf Sterne für Bad Schandau. (Five Stars for Bad Schandau)
Development of a concept for the medical spa area of the hotel “Elbresidenz” at the thermal bath in Bad Schandau by students of tourism management. The project takes into account latest trends on the international spa and wellness market.
UNIVERSITY OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATION RIESA
Processing method for sage extract cream
Student thesis on the „development and validation of a processing method of a sage extract cream“ for the later marketing by the Bombastus-Werke AG.
UNIVERSITY OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATION DRESDEN
Prozessoptimierung - Vom Auftragseingang zum Produktionsstart in einer Stunde. (Process Optimization – From the Incoming Order to the Production Launch in One Hour)
Student project considering the „improvement of the information flow for standard orders in ERP systems from the incoming order to the production release“ at the Howden Turbowerke GmbH including a concept for the lead time reduction.
UNIVERSITY OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PLAUEN
Students develop the product „YoGo“.
Development of the product YoGo by students of food safety as part of the idea contest TROPHELIA Deutschland 2016 with consumer tests and surveys at the 2016 innovation fair SCHAU AUF DESIGN in Plauen.