On 13 April 2021, a workshop with 30 transfer professionals on the topic of collaborative knowledge and technology transfer took place as part of the Transfer-Konkret series. The series offers methods and instruments of knowledge and technology transfer, provides new impulses, and builds a network for the exchange of experiences among the community of innovation system actors. The innovation platform FutureSax of the Free State of Saxony organised and hosted the event.
At this event, Thies Johannsen introduced a state-of-the-art understanding of collaborative knowledge and technology transfer processes. Thies presented new requirements for science to interact with industry, society and politics in a complex system, and subsequently discussed with the participants of the workshop some of the opportunities and challenges facing actors within the system. In a second part, collaboration in knowledge and technology transfer processes was related to a concrete practical concept. Ulrike Riemer from the Saxony5 transfer network presented a format in which actors from different fields work together in a co-creative fashion. Using the example of Co-Creation Labs, opportunities and challenges in practice were then discussed with the transfer professionals.