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Transfer

In addition to research and education, transfer of knowledge, technologies and findings from research to applications is the third core task of Ruhr University Bochum. The RDN shares this mission statement. The RDN conducts excellent research with international visibility and is thus equally integrated into the regional environment and international networks.

By offering a number of training and knowledge-exchange, the RDN and its participating scientists and institutions pave the way for exchange between science, business and society. By making their knowledge accessible, usable and sustainably effective outside of university contexts, RDN researchers also receive new impulses in dialogue that enrich and challenge their research and teaching.

RDN and RUB make diverse contributions that are relevant to different groups and stakeholders in society. For example, they provide knowledge for a differentiated formation of public opinion, promote translational medicine for the benefit of patients and develop innovations in cooperation with companies.

In line with the guiding principle of "Creating Knowledge Networks", RDN and RUB seek dialogue with stakeholders in society in order to jointly shape developments in civil society, economy, environment and health.

Transfer mission statement of Ruhr University Bochum (in German)

Brain Business
Neuroscience meets healthcare industry

Neuroscience is becoming increasingly important in many areas of science and business. One challenge is the transfer of knowledge gained into practical applications and commercial utilization. The Brain Business event series established in 2021 together with MedEcon Ruhr and GesundheitsCampus Bochum serves as an exchange format between science and business. The aim is to enable participants to learn more about the findings from fundamental research, to jointly develop application scenarios and to develop utilization in an economic context. The focus here is on companies and start-ups as potential users of the knowledge gained for solving existing problems.

The next BrainBusiness transfer event will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 3 to 6 p.m., at Hochschule für Gesundheit in Bochum.
Further information on the program and the registration link can be found here.
If you would like to register directly, please click here.

7 July 2024

Keynote speeches "Understanding and implementing the basics of mental health"

  • Understanding with experimental, neurobiological methods: Chronic loneliness and social isolation (Prof. Dr. Dirk Scheele, Department of Social Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum)
  • Urban Mental Health Project: A complex intervention to improve the mental health of children and adolescents in the city? (Prof. Dr. Sylvia Schneider, Dr. Luka Popp, German Center for Mental Health, Ruhr-University Bochum)
  • Telemedical services: Scaling for psychotherapeutic care and successful business development (Arnd Jäger, Healthy Projects GmbH)

Keynote speeches "Neurodegenerative diseases: Understanding the basics, realizing early diagnostics, shaping treatment"

  • Understanding the mechanisms of protein deposition: Deriving insights for therapeutic strategies (Prof. Dr. Konstanze Winklhofer, Institute of Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum)
  • From research to business: implementing protein diagnostics for neurological diseases (Prof. Dr. Klaus Gerwert, betaSENSE GmbH)
  • Successfully organizing multi-professional care for Parkinson's patients in networks (Prof. Dr. Lars Tönges, Kath. Klinikum der Ruhr-University Bochum)

Brief presentations and updates "Transfer, founding, growing: Who can help?"

  • including start-up consulting at Bochum Wirtschaftsentwicklung, RUB-Worldfactory / health+ Incubator, DigiHealth Start NRW, Quhr – the Smart Health Hub Ruhr

Hosts of the event

  • Dr. Sabine Dannenberg, Research Department of Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Jancke, Research Department of Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Dr. Christoph Monfeld, MedEcon Ruhr
  • Johannes Peuling, GesundheitsCampus Bochum

If you would like to register directly, please click here.

Program of the event as PDF for download (in German)
(Brain Business-Illustration Vektoren von Vecteezy)

11 May 2023

Keynote speeches "Learning procedures and therapy processes: From basics to application"

  • Fundamentals and mechanisms of learning and "unlearning" of pain-related memory content (Prof. Dr. Adriane Icenhour, Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, Ruhr-University Bochum)
  • Neurological pain research - a long way to clinical application? (Junior Professor Dr. Elena Enax-Krumova, Neurology, BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum)
  • Successfully implementing VR therapy for cognitive and sensorimotor rehabilitation (Thomas Saur, Cureosity GmbH, Düsseldorf)

Keynote speeches "Artificial intelligence and smart health for neurology and neuroscience"

  • AI for the integration of clinical and OMICS data in research into neurodegenerative diseases (Maike Weber & Prof. Dr. Katrin Marcus-Alic, Medical Proteome Center, Ruhr-University Bochum)
  • Human-centred AI development using the example of MRI diagnostics for epilepsy diagnostics (Prof. Dr. Jörg Wellmer, University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum)
  • Creating a data basis for AI applications: CentraXX as a biomedical (research) portal (Dr. Timothy Goering, Kairos GmbH an IQVIA Business, Bochum)

Keynote speeches "Ideas for starting a business. We can help..."

  • Angelika Klimaszewski, Start-up Consultancy, Wirtschaftsentwicklung Bochum
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Klaes, Health+ Incubator, Ruhr-University Bochum

Hosts of the event

  • Dr. Sabine Dannenberg, Research Department of Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • PD Dr. Dirk Jancke, Research Department of Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Dr. Christoph Monfeld, MedEcon Ruhr
  • Johannes Peuling, GesundheitsCampus Bochum

Program of the event as PDF for download (in German)
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Brain Business-Illustration Vektoren von Vecteezy)

2 June 2022

Keynote speeches "Potentials of artificial intelligence in neuromedical diagnostics"

  • From neuroinformatics to occupational research - establishment of the HUMAINE competence center at RUB (Prof. Dr. Laurenz Wiskott, Theory of Neural Systems, Ruhr-University Bochum)
  • How far along is AI in (neuro-)radiology? (Prof. Dr. Carsten Lukas, Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital St. Josef-Hospital Bochum)
  • Using AI at scale (Dr. Marc Kämmerer, Visus Health IT GmbH, Bochum)

Keynote speeches "Use of apps and virtual reality in learning-based therapy approaches"

  • VR, AR, Metaversum: Opportunities and challenges to achieve successful applications (Markus Rall & Timon Thöne, viality AG, Dortmund and DIVR e.V.)
  • Understanding and treating fears: What contribution VR can make (Prof. Dr. Armin Zlomuzica, Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum)
  • Go4cognition - Gamification approaches against dementia (Prof. Dr. Boris Suchan, Neuropsychological Outpatient Clinic, Ruhr-University Bochum)

Keynote speech "Ideas for starting a business. We can support..."

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Klaes, Health+ Incubator, Ruhr-University Bochum

Hosts of the event

  • Dr. Sabine Dannenberg, Research Department of Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Klaes, Health+ Incubator, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Dr. Chistoph Monfeld, MedEcon Ruhr
  • Johannes Peuling, GesundheitsCampus Bochum

Program of the event as PDF for download (in German)
(Brain Business-Illustration Vektoren von Vecteezy)

7 October 2021

Keynote speeches

  • Brain-computer interface: Between research and beneficial application - What a small company can make of it (Dr. Corinna Weber, SNAP GmbH)
  • Understanding and interpreting spatial navigation in the brain - grid cell representations and spatial navigation patterns as a way to detect Alzheimer's disease at an early stage (Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher, Neuropsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum)
  • Use of BCI in medical practice: what is already possible, what still needs to be done and what would be desirable for the future (Prof. Dr. Ramón Martínez-Olivera, Bergmannsheil University Hospital Bochum)

Introduction to the transfer from science to industry

  • Overview of offers and services of departments at RUB for the entire research cycle: from fundamental research - application-oriented research - development (Katharina Nünning, Department of Research and Young Scientists & Dr. Ulrike Beißert, Department of Transfer and Entrepreneurship, Ruhr-University Bochum)
  • Examples of project developments and clusters in the healthcare industry (Johannes Peuling, GesundheitsCampus Bochum)

Hosts of the event

  • Dr. Sabine Dannenberg, Research Department of Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng, Research Department of Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Dr. Chistoph Monfeld, MedEcon Ruhr
  • Johannes Peuling, GesundheitsCampus Bochum

Program of the event as PDF for download (in German)
(Brain Business-Illustration Vektoren von Vecteezy)

Brain Business partners of the RDN
Transfer activities in cooperation with participating research consortia
Brain Day: a day dedicated to neuroscience
"TICS – Mit Tourette nach Lappland": a neuroscientific movie evening
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Photo credits for this page:

Page illustration: Anke Maes (1), SFB 874/Susanne Troll (2, 3)
Brain Business-Illustration Vektoren von Vecteezy
Photos Brain Business Events: RDN/ Anke Maes; Thomas Witte
SFB 874-Outreach project: SFB 874/Susanne Troll
SFB 1280-Outreach project: SFB 1280