The NRW Hochschul-IP supports innovation and cooperation between companies and research facilities with, a project funded by North Rhine-Westphalia’s Ministry for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy. With the funding project companies benefit from the latest developments and research results and can integrate them into their own innovation processes.


Success opportunities for regional companies

Are you looking for innovative ideas for tackling your business challenges and achieving your individual objectives? Then harness the innovation potential of NRW universities. PROvendis GmbH is the central point of contact and association coordinator, identifying the best available expertise from NRW universities for your company, free of charge.

Our innovation managers use their intimate familiarity with the innovation landscape to establish direct contact to scientists at NRW universities and provide tailor-made solutions. All services are free for companies.

We offer:

  • Access to technologies and research materials from university science
  • Referrals of suitable cooperation partners from university research and industry

Feel free to contact us for more information about


Our free consulting services:


You will gain an insight into the range of services offered by The technology and IP experts from PROvendis will analyze your technological needs in a one-day workshop.

If you have a specific technology need, we look for solutions from NRW‘s top research institutions. If a suitable offer is found, we organize a cooperation.

If it is not possible to cover the technological requirement quickly, we offer a more intensive analysis of your product portfolio and the development of further recommendations for action.

We analyze innovation needs by looking at the state of the art and put forward specific providers of know-how. We also support your business in the search for and acquisition of funding and provide consultancy services related to IP strategy.

Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Werche
+49 208 9410542

NRW Hochschul-IP is funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The funding body is the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy.