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Transfer of Technology

research to practice - practice to research

Among the variety of scientific questions, it is important to identify those which are promising for innovation, thus practical application. Therefore it is necessary to markedly improve the communication between application and research.

IBG-2: Plant Sciences started initiatives to encourage a bilateral transfer of knowlegde and open questions between application and research.

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The competence centre for horticulture (Kompetenzzentrum Gartenbau, KoGa) is a joint facility of the University Bonn, the horticultural service of the government of Rhineland-Palatinate and of Forschungszentrum Jülich (IBG-2: Plant Sciences).

KoGa brings together basic research, field trials and practical consulting in an unprecedented manner. Yet, prior to the official merger of FZJ with KoGa, intensive cooperations were initiated to optimise horticultural approaches.

A main component of phenotyping at JPPC is the collaboration with breeders from academia and private companies. High demand and resonance hints at the need and success of the concept. A similar concept of interdisciplinary cooperation of academic with industrial partners is used in the agronomic competence network

IBG-2: Plant Sciences joins numerous third-party funded projects with industial partners and supports the spin-off of companies in appropriate thematic areas.

IBG-2: Plant Sciences participates in teaching in different disciplines – from training in manual, laboratory and technical work via participation in summer schools and other integrative teaching concepts up to university teaching in joint efforts with different universities.