Knowledge and technology transfer

As an institution of the Leibniz Association, we understand knowledge and technology transfer to mean communicating our knowledge to science, industry, politics and society. Consulting, mediation and application are the focus for us. We offer interfaces for networking and international exchange with various formats. We bring science, society, politics and business into conversation with each other and thus contribute to the knowledge-based further development of society.

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In dialog with society, we highlight the role of research libraries in the digital transformation of science. With active media work and the presentation of our research activities in public exhibition and dialog formats, we vividly demonstrate the topics we deal with.

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TIB's experts are available to politics with their expertise, for example, in the fields of Open Science, Data Science or Artificial Intelligence. With their expert knowledge, they can contribute as advisors to improving political decision-making processes.

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TIB hosts numerous international conferences, specialist forums and workshops. There it offers platforms for networking and exchange in science. In addition, TIB employee are present with scientific lectures all over the world to share their acquired knowledge.

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Business and industry

TIB and the L3S research center combine their wide range of research and technology competencies in the areas of big data analytics, machine learning and semantic data networking that are central to digitization. Various formats are used to sustainably strengthen collaboration between research and industry for successful digitization in the Hannover Region and beyond.

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Library community

TIB uses its pioneering role in the library community to actively support the digital transformation in the information infrastructure. By initiating and further developing open digital formats, platforms are created on which discourses can be conducted with other social actors.

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Media and public

Would you like to learn more about open access to knowledge, what open science of the future might look like, or what AI has to do with libraries? Whether new projects and services, research topics explained in an understandable way or interesting cultural events: We provide media representatives, multipliers and interested parties with up-to-date information and help them to understand current developments.

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... we would briefly and clearly explain the TIB's diverse range of topics?

We launched a new format in 2021 that does just that.

Services and consulting offered by the TIB

We provide the following scientific or technical services to third parties for a fee, based on our own knowledge or using our own infrastructure.

With its recording service, the TIB offers a comprehensive package from recording and live streaming to publication in accordance with scientific standards in the AV portal or on a platform of your choice. This service is aimed at conference organizers from science and industry who would like to have their conferences recorded and make them available for the community. We also support scientific institutions and researchers in making their work accessible to a wider audience. In addition to conference recordings, we produce Infoclips and Video Abstracts.

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The TIB offers various service components in the context of digital long-term archiving, depending on the source material, which take into account the licensing, organisational and technical requirements for the materials. We give you Advice and support on all data structuring issues and on Creation of a uniform data schema also for further use in own systems. With the Digital Preservation-as-a-Service we offer a Full-service for all those who cannot or do not want to carry out long-term archiving themselves

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VIVO is an open source software and ontology for representing science. We support you in implementing this Linked Data-based research information system at your institution, including mapping data to the VIVO ontology and the VIVO core dataset research extension, developing local ontologies for research information, and integrating controlled vocabularies. Test deployment of current VIVO systems can take place on TIB's own systems or on third-party systems.

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Book Sprints are a method of agile knowledge generation and knowledge transfer. The TIB –has several years of experience with the successful implementation and support of Book Sprints. We can help with the systematic conversion of individual expert knowledge into structured knowledge – in the form of digital or printed manuals, documentations or teaching/learning materials.

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Knowledge and technology transfer in the Leibniz Association

The Leibniz Association supports the activities of its institutions – through its Start-Up Advisory Service, the Leibniz Transfer funding programme within the Leibniz Competition, instruments for strategic networking, the Leibniz Research Alliances and Leibniz ScienceCampi, and a range of discourse formats.

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Knowledge and technology transfer at Leibniz University Hannover

uni transfer supports the cooperation between university and industry in the domains of knowledge and technology transfer and is the contact point for companies and scientists.

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