Technology Transfer

GEOMAR exhibiting on the 2015 Hannover Fair

To safeguard and boost innovation activities and thus maintain the competetiveness of the increasingly science-based German national economy, it is crucial to facilitate an efficient cooperation between scientific institutions and commercial enterprises.

As a site of cutting-edge research, GEOMAR has a high innovative potential. GEOMAR technology transfer addresses the tasks of identifying potential pieces of innovation, securing them and accompanying commercial application. We serve as a central point of contact for science as well as industry. Industry partners will be supported in getting access to the latest scientific results.

We offer

- advice concerning funding programmes
- assistance in finding partners and initiating projects for cooperation
- technology marketing
- support in securing intellectual property and
- support in the search for license partners


For GEOMAR staff, more information on the help the technology transfer group can offer you is available from our intranet page.


Dr. Warner Brückmann
Phone: +49-431-600-2819
e-mail: wbrueckmann(at)

Silke Böttcher
Phone: +49-431-600-2318
e-mail: sboettcher(at)

Annette Gohla
Phone: +49-431-600-2322
e-mail: agohla(at)

Marion Zenthoefer
Phone: +49-431-600-2332
e-mail: mzenthoefer(at)

Wischhofstraße 1-3
24148 Kiel


German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, DPMA)

European Patent Office(EPO)    

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, BMWi)