Welcome to the website of the Department for Research Administration and Technology Transfer (FFT)

As a central service facility of Bielefeld Unversity, we offer a broad range of services to support and to facilitate third-party funded projects as well as on knowledge and technology transfer.

Our services include
  • Information and advice on funding posibilities and calls for project proposals, FFT-Newsletter
  • Provision of access to the funding information brokerage system ELFI for all university members
  • Assistance in applications
  • Support in realising and completing projects
  • Support and funding of young researchers
  • Advice on knowledge and technology transfer
  • Advice and training for company start-ups
  • Advice and support on inventions, patents and intellectual property rights

You can view the relevant support services of the process area "Managing Third Party Funding" in the Prozessportal of Bielefeld University. On this website you can find some general information about process management at Bielefeld University. Furthermore, several qualitative and quantitative Service Agreements for the Dept. FFT and the Process Area "Managing Third Party Funding" have been laid down.

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Young Researchers


For graduate students and postdoctoral researchers: The Service Center for Young Researchers
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National Funding for
Research and Technology Transfer
The team advises on the application process and implemention of national projects
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European Funding for
The EU team advises on the application process and implemention of EU projects
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From research to practice: Knowledge and technology transfer and the Centre for Company Start-ups