TranSOLV – RESOLV’s own transfer center

TranSOLV supports the rapid transfer of basic research done in RESOLV to application and helps to transfer knowledge into society.

TranSOLV started in 2013 in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, which possesses extensive expertise in the fields of cutting-edge applied and industry-oriented processes as well as the exploitation of Intellectual Property (IP). Since 2015, TranSOLV's office is located in the research building ZEMOS, the Home of Solvation Science on the RUB campus.

TranSOLV acts as the first point of contact and provides joint support together with the institutional transfer centers for RESOLV researchers who request advice with regard to IP- or contractual issues, want to enter a joint-venture with an industrial partner, or desire to set up their own business. Also for contacts from the outside who wish to get in touch with our researchers, TranSOLV is a reliable partner.

TranSOLV systematically integrates advanced transfer concepts with graduate education and Early Career Researchers (ECR) training. Our events, such as workshops, career development training, or networking with professionals in a relaxed atmosphere open up options for our ECRs for a career after the PhD or Postdoc. In order to foster the entrepreneurial attitude of graduate students and postdocs, TranSOLV works closely with Start4Chem, a dedicated incubator for Chemistry, that was founded in 2019 as part of the Exzellenz Start-Up Center.NRW Worldfactory at RUB,

TranSOLV supports dedicated formats to engage with the next generation of Solvation Scientists. This includes projects such as Solvation Science Student Challenge and SolvationScience@School.


RESOLV provides an open research environment. We believe that sharing know-how means sharing benefits, that cooperation projects are short-cuts to application and knowledge transfer. It all starts with talking to each other, let’s take our science to your business!


Interested in Solvation Research? We welcome you as a visitor to RESOLV. Meet us e.g. inside our research building ZEMOS and get to know our talents. We are happy to show you around and hear about your ideas and questions about Solvation Science, technology and knowledge transfer!

Young Scientists

Eager to learn more about Solvation Science? You want to explore opportunities beyond your research? Or you have an idea but don’t know how to put it into reality? Then talk to us or take advantage of our offers: workshops, career development training, meet professionals during networking events and more!


Coordinator Transfer RESOLV

Coordinator Transfer RESOLV

Prof. Dr. Elmar Weiler
Raum: ZEMOS 0.91
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Tel.: 0234 32 19061



Dr. Julia Nowack
Raum: ZEMOS 2.19
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Tel.: 0234 32 27240