Partners in technology transfer

The brochure presents practical examples of the technology and knowledge transfer at the HZDR.


Technologietransfer ─ Innovationen für die Industrie

Das Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf hat das Ziel, langfristig ausgerichtete Spitzenforschung in gesellschaftlich relevanten Gebieten wie Energie, Materie und Gesundheit zu leisten. In strategischen Kooperationen mit Forschungs- und Industriepartnern werden neue, für die moderne Industriegesellschaft drängende Themenfelder bearbeitet.

Hier sehen Sie einige von unseren Transfer-Highlights. Noch mehr gibt es in der Technologietransfer-Broschüre "Ideen im Einsatz", die Sie oben rechts auf dieser Seite finden.


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ROTOP Pharmaka GmbH

The close cooperation between ROTOP Pharmaka GmbH and the HZDR on health research creates a win-win situation for both parties.

Patients reap the greatest benefits when the company ROTOP and the HZDR join forces on research projects. By combining their strengths, the partners work together on improving the quality of diagnostics in human medicine and thereby facilitate the tailoring of therapies to individual patients. To achieve this alone would be impossible. The joint venture goes beyond pure product development: many of the projects are described as "applied basic research". ROTOP also markets licensed radioactive drugs that are developed at the HZDR.
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PRIMETALS Techno­logies

The HZDR is developing integrated measurement technology on hot melts on behalf of Primetals Techno­logies, a plant construction company.

The measurement of flow rates in hot melts is an issue of major interest for the steel industry. Such measurements are indispensable when it comes to optimizing the casting process. With Contactless Inductive Flow Tomography (CIFT), researchers at the HZDR have invented a method for obtaining the desired ­information. Primetals, a leading manufacturer of plants for the continuous casting of steel, aims to incorporate this technology into its products. Since 2016, the researchers at the HZDR have been commissioned by Primetals to work on the adaptation of these ­techno­logies to their specific industrial requirements.
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Bet­ter Cancer Diagnostics with ROVER

The software ROVER enables quantitative analysis of PET data and is used throughout the world.

Positron emission ­tomo­graphy (PET) makes metabolic processes visible. Researchers at the HZDR developed the powerful compu­ter program ROVER to enable easy and fast processing of PET data. The program is mainly used for quantitative evaluation of PET images, but it also allows the combining of PET images with data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed ­tomo­graphy (CT). The program is constantly being updated to adjust it to ongoing developments. The program, which is distributed by ABX Advanced Biochemical Compounds, is used in hospitals and clinical research worldwide.
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DYN3D - Software for More Safety

The DYN3D simulation program is used to analyze nuclear power plants.

Already in the 1980s, the researchers in Rossendorf developed the software DYN3D, which enables three-dimensional simulation of malfunctions in nuclear reactors. Together with partners from all o­ver the Europe, the HZDR researchers have continued to work on the further development of the code e­ver since, adjusting it to suit the latest developments in research and technology. Given that Germany's neighbouring countries are planning to construct new nuclear power plants, the topic of reactor safety will continue to be relevant - although the use of nuclear energy is to be phased out in Germany.


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Our Spin-Offs

To get their ideas into use in the business world, researchers become entrepreneurs. The HZDR supports its scientists in their spin-off projects in a variety of ways. In addition to HZDR Innovation GmbH as a subsidiary for technology transfer, the HZDR has already been able to realise a number of successful spin-offs. Spin-offs are a good way to make research results and scientific knowledge commercially usable through new products and services.


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THEREDA - Database for Nuclear Repository Research

The HZDR researchers collaborate with partners to compile the central database THEREDA. It contains important ­information for geochemical modelling, carried out in quest for nuclear waste repositories. The freely accessible database is also a valuable resource for landfill design and the remediation of contaminated sites.

Not only ­information from the academic literature, but also findings from the research conducted at the HZDR and partner institutitions are collected into the database. Anyone, whether they are a member of a federal authority, scientific organisation, engineering office, environmental association or simply a private individual, can access THEREDA free of charge, upon completion of a simple registration process.
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DeltaX School Lab

In order to inspire the next generation for science, the HZDR runs the DeltaX School Lab. It offers various activities for young people from grade five to secondary school levels. Furthermore, we offer trainings for teachers.


Dr. Björn Wolf
Head Technology Transfer & Legal Affairs
Head Technology Transfer and Innovation
Phone: +49 351 260 2615
Fax: +49 351 260 12615