Innovation Management

Under the common goal of the DKFZ, the fight against cancer, the objective of the new Innovation Management Organisation is to foster the development of innovative preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic products for maximum societal benefit. Entrepreneurial thinking and a spin-off friendly culture are key elements for future success.

Bridging the gap between research and industry

Under the leadership of Dr. Rainer Wessel, the Innovation Management team is working at the interface of research, industry and venture capital. The team supports scientists from securing Intellectual Property through product development towards market introduction.
Innovative research approaches are evaluated and prioritized with regard to their application success, impact probability and funding needs. Investigators' development activities are supported by professional project management, including development plan and business plan generation, as well as funding and matchmaking with industry partners.


During normal working hours Monday-Friday between 8am – 6pm please contact:

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Innovation Management

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49-6221-42-2958
Fax: +49-6221-42-2956

Only in very important and urgent cases please contact the Innovation Management on 0174 340 5291.


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