The jubilee celebration: 25 years TLB GmbH

[Translate to english:] Interessante Perspektiven auf den Technologietransfer boten Prof. Winfried Lieber, Prof. Wolfram Ressel, Prof. Nejila Parspour, Dr.-Ing. Hubert Siller, Dr. Hans Hubschneider, Dr. Arne Rudolph und Dr. Jan-Martin Wiarda. (alle Fotos: Eileen El Fotografie)

25 years of TLB GmbH - this was duly celebrated with an anniversary event!

With a quarter of a century of experience in technology transfer and the commercialisation of university patents, the Technology Licensing Office of the Baden-Württemberg universities is one of the longest active and most successful German patent commercialisation offices.

In a welcome address, the Chairman of the Shareholders' Meeting, Prof. Wolfram Ressel, and the former long-standing member of the Supervisory Board of TLB GmbH, Prof. Winfried Lieber, spoke with TLB Managing Director Dr Hubert Siller about the history, present, successes and future of TLB GmbH. In a short interview, Prof. Giso Hahn (University of Constance) used the example of several successful transfer projects to explain how the licensing of patented university inventions can be successful.
In a discussion with moderator Dr Jan-Martin Wiarda, TLB Managing Director Hubert Siller and Prof. Ressel outlined how technology transfer via patents could succeed even better and which political measures could contribute to this.

The two keynote speeches by Prof Nejila Parspour (University of Stuttgart) and Dr Hans Hubschneider from fokus.energie e.V. provided exciting insights into the topic of technology transfer from the perspective of research and industry.

Prof Nejila Parspour teaches electrical energy transmission at the University of Stuttgart and explained in her keynote speech how research is carried out at the institute and which inventions are registered for patents. Collaboration with companies was also a topic, as well as other aspects of technology transfer and the patentability of inventions.

The Karlsruhe entrepreneur Hans Hubschneider is now active in the fokus.energie e.V network and reported in his keynote speech on which aspects of technology transfer make sense in the various contexts. Licensing university inventions protected by patent law can certainly be successful. In other contexts, however, it can also make sense to found a start-up or to manage technology transfer via university collaborations.

Finally, IHK Managing Director Dr Arne Rudolph presented Hubert Siller with the IHK certificate for 25 years of successful entrepreneurial activity.

After the speeches, the event continued with a lively get-together.

Anniversary brochure as online magazine: