Knowledge Transfer


Chemical Invention Factory

The Chemical Invention Factory (CIF, John Warner Center for start-ups in Green Chemistry) brings together visionary scientists and empowers them to evolve chemical inventions. Chemical Invention Factory is a technological greenhouse to boost visionary scientists initiated by TU Berlin. CIF is devoted to inventions in the fields of Green Chemistry, Materials and Nanotechnology. It will provide state of the art laboratories, excellent research infrastructure, scientific mentors and a community of likeminded entrepreneurs.


INKULAB was a project to support young entrepreneurs in chemistry. The project INKULAB has terminated in April 2020 after five years of successful work. During these five years, eight teams of young researchers had the chance to work in the labs while they were supported by the Centre für Entrepreneurship der TU Berlin.

Link to industry

BasCat - UniSysCat BASF JointLab

In 2011, the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (UniCat) and the chemical company BASF SE founded the joint lab BasCat at the Technische Universität Berlin. BasCat is dedicated to base research in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. The research focus lies on fundamental research in heterogeneous catalysis. The fundamental research shall be transferred to industrial application.