Working Paper Series "fast track to transfer"

Working Paper Series "fast track to transfer"

The "Working Paper Series" of the Innovation Hub 13 serves as a tool for digitally publishing current research and transfer projects and is intended to contribute to a successful science communication. Since autumn 2021, the papers and submissions are regularly published.

What are the findings and experiences have been gathered and made in the context of knowledge and technology transfer? How can results from ongoing transfer activities be made directly accessible to research, economy and civil society? How can knowledge exchange be encouraged and promoted?

The submissions in German and English language are, dependent on their research question, methodological approach and analytical context, either conceptually, strategically or practically oriented.


With the first two publications of the "Working Paper Series," the Innovation Hub 13 provides tangible and interdisciplinary insights into the collaboration between science, economy and civil society, as well as the role of the so-called "Third Mission".

Working Paper #006

Whitepaper WTT Impact Canvas: Entwicklung und Pilotierung eines Canvas zur Darstellung der Wirkung von Transfermaßnahmen

Valerie Daldrup, Iliyana Madina, Caron Pomp, Suntje Schmidt, Julia Stadermann (2022)

Die Herausforderungen bei der Messung von Wissens- und Technologietransfer (WTT) bzw. von Transferaktivitäten sind im Allgemeinen bekannt und als Ausgangspunkt des vorliegenden Whitepapers beschrieben. Darauf aufbauend richtet sich der Fokus der Publikation auf die Entwicklung eines WTT Impact Canvas zur Planung, Erfassung und Evaluation von Transferaktivitäten und die möglichen Anwendungsfelder. Die Taskforce Wirkungsmessung des Innovation Hub 13 erprobt das Canvas anhand verschiedener Use Cases bzw. Anwendungsszenarien im Rahmen von Aktivitäten im Innovation Hub 13 und diskutiert seine Vor- und Nachteile.

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Working Paper #005

Die Flughafenregion Berlin-Brandenburg: Analyse des Status quo als Bestandteil einer Szenarioanalyse zur Zukunft der Region als Wissenschafts- und Innovationsstandort

Frank Hartmann und Dana Mietzner (2022)

Im Rahmen der Szenarioanalyse zur Zukunft der Flughafenregion BER als Wissenschafts- und Innovationsstandort erfolgte Anfang des Jahres 2021 eine Analyse des Status quo der Region. Eingebettet in den konzeptionellen Kontext der Szenarioanalyse werden im Working Paper das methodische Vorgehen und die Hauptergebnisse der Analyse dargstellt.

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Working Paper #004

Knowledge and Technology Transfer under Digital Conditions: Transfer Intermediaries in Eastern Germany and the Role of Digital Means, Trust and Face-to-Face Interactions

Anika Noack (2022)

Der steigende Digitalisierungsgrad im Wissens und Technologietransfer (WTT) verändert die Praktiken von Transferintermediären dahingehend, dass diese zunehmend auf digital vermittelte Kommunikation anstelle persönlicher Begegnungen setzen müssen, um zwischen Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft zu vermitteln. Anika Noack (2022) zeigt im Beitrag, dass Akteure mit Brückenfunktionen – wie Transferscouts – zentral sind, um Kooperationsmöglichkeiten in digitalen Kontexten herzustellen.

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Working Paper #003

Digitale Plattform des Innovation Hub 13 – Ein Instrument für den Wissenstransfer

Thomas Jacob (2021)

Die „Digitale Plattform“ soll den Innovation Hub 13 in seinen Transferaktivitäten digital abbilden und als unterstützendes Wissenstransferinstrument dienen. Das Working Paper von Thomas Jacob (2021) gibt Einblicke in die konzeptionellen Überlegungen und erläutert bereits umgesetzte Bausteine (u.a. InnoRadar, die Recommendation Engine, die VR-Touren).

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Working Paper #002

Towards Citizen Science Communication. How can citizen science enhance science communication?

Katherin Wagenknecht, Sarah Klemisch,
Kamila Labuda (2021)

Citizen Science ist ein transdisziplinärer Ansatz, bei dem Bürger:innen in die verschiedenen Phasen der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit mit oder ohne Beteiligung von hauptberuflichen Forscher:innen einbezogen werden. Wagenknecht et al (2021) stellen anhand eines Posters das Projekt „Erkläre uns deine Stadt! Erkläre uns Luckenwalde!“ vor.

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Working Paper #001

From InnoMix to University–Industry Collaboration: Fostering Exchange at Eye Level

Carsten Hille, Daria Morcinczyk-Meier,
Sarah Schneider and Dana Mietzner (2021)

Das Netzwerkformat InnoMix wurde entwickelt, um für gemeinsame Transferaktivitäten zu sensibilisieren und hierfür die relevanten Partner:innen passgenau zusammenzubringen. Hille et al. (2021) geben Einblicke, welche Schlüsselfunktion die Transferscouts bei der Vorbereitung, Durchführung und Dokumentation einnehmen, sowie in die Potenziale und Herausforderungen die durch das Format resultieren.

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The Working Papers give insights into, for example, the following questions: a) which formats bring together corporate representatives and academic researchers, b) what is the part of citizens in joint research projects and knowledge sharing, c) how will science communication be designed and be advanced in the future for the benefit of the public?

The Working Paper Series "fast track to transfer" is supervised by a team of the Innovation Hub 13, a joint project of Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau and Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) with its research area PYCO, the Fraunhofer Centre for International Management and Knowledge Economy and the Leibniz-Institute for Spatial-Oriented Social Research e.V.

The Innovation Hub 13 Working Paper Series is also available at EconStor. The publication server for economic literature is operated as a non-commercial public service by the ZBW - Leibniz Information Center for Economics. 

Are you interested in contributing to the Working Paper Series?

For a succesful submission via a paper, article and the like, we would ask you to adhere to the following information.


Possible formats

(4,000-6,000 words)
Presentation and discussion of new research approaches in the field of knowlede and technology transfer

Research reports 
(3,000-5,000 words)
Reflection on a concrete project and/or practical empirical examples from the field of knowledge and technology transfer

Conference reports/book reviews
(1,000 words)
Summary and dicussion of a conference/a book with a distinct reference to the field of knowledge and technology transfer


Evaluation criteria

The editorial team decides whether a submission is published or not. We evaluate your submission according to the following criteria:

  • Accuracy of content and clear reference to the topic of knowledge and technology transfer
  • the submission should be relevant for potential readers
  • should possess an present a theoretical-conceptual setting in the discourse on knowledge and technology transfer
  • should outline the methodological procedure
  • and discuss and elaborate on individual problem solutions
  • In addition, logical argumentation and written presentation will be taken into account


  • German or English 


  • Submission title
  • Authors (last name,first name, affiliation, E-Mail of corresponding author)
  • Abstract (500 words)
  • Adapted to the respective format, the submissions should include, as far as possible, the following paragraphs:
  • Introduction/context
  • Objective
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Summary/Forecast


Accepted submissions will be published under Creative-Commons-License CC-BY-NC-ND and will receive a DOI number. 


Please submit your copy in a .doc(x), .odt or .txt format. ein. You will find further format specifications here (in German language): Template for Submissions.


If you have questions or helpul remarks with regard to the submission of your script, including an abstract, please be so kind contact the editorial team:

Do you have questions, suggestions, ideas or specific projects? We are looking forward to talking to you!

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