Contact partners

Those managing the "transfer offices" at the Helmholtz Centres meet within the Technology Transfer and Commercial Legal Protection (TTGR) working group. There is also a central coordinator at the Helmholtz Association's head office. The technology transfer offices at the Helmholtz Centres are supported in particular by an external private partner.

Transfer offices at the Helmholtz Centres:

Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center​​​​​ for Polar and Marine Research (AWI):

Dr Eberhard Sauter, eberhard.sauter(at), +49 (0)471 4841 1517 

German Electron Synchrotron DESY (DESY):

Dr. Arik Willner, arik.willner(at), + 49 (0)40 8998 4888

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ):

Dr Ruth Herzog, r.herzog(at), +49 (0)6221 4229 55

German Aerospace Center (DLR):

Dr Rolf-Dieter Fischer, rolf.fischer (at), 02203 6013660

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE): 

Dr Bernadett Simon, bernadett.simon(at), +49 (0)228 43302 606

Research Center Jülich (FZJ): 

Dr.  Christian Cremer, c.cremer(at), 02461/61-1816

Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research (GSI):

Dr. Tobias Engert, t.engert (at), 06159 712430


Helmholtz Center for Informationsecurity CISPA

Lukas Bieringer, bieringer(at), +49 681 302 71960

Helmholtz-Center Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB): 

Dr Jan Elmiger, elmiger(at), +49 (0)30 806213646

Helmholtz-Center Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR):

Dr Björn Wolf, b.wolf(at), +49 (0)351 2602615

Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI):

Dr Christiane Kügler-Walkemeyer, christiane.kuegler-walkemeyer(at), +49 (0)531 61812400

Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ):

Dr. Joachim Nöller, joachim.noeller (at), 0341 235 1033

Helmholtz-Center Geesthacht for Materials and Coastal Research (HZM):

Nicole Kleimeier, nicole.kleimeier(at), 04152 87-1678

Helmholtz-Center​​​​​​​ München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU):

Dr. Annette Janz, janz(at), 089 31874271

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam ‒ German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ): 

Dr Ingo Kapp, kapp(at), +49 (0)331 2881025

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT): 

Dr Jens Fahrenberg, jens.fahrenberg(at), +49 (0)721 60825580

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC):

Dr. Gerd Müller, g.mueller(at)​​​​​​​, 030 94062836

Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP):

Eva Pisselhoy, eva.pisselhoy(at), +49 (0)89 32991293

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    • Barbara Diehl
    • Director Department Transfer and Innovation
      Helmholtz Association
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    • Christopher Kerth
    • Program Manager Transfer and Innovation
      Helmholtz Association