Expertise and Ideas for Industry Cooperations


We are Young Investigators

The independent Junior Research Group Leaders and Junior Professors of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are organized in the Young Investigator Network (YIN).

Members have already proven their high potential in official selection procedures e.g. for a Emmy Noether-Program (DFG) or a Starting Independent Research Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). Furthermore, long lists of scientific publications give evidence of their outstanding research results.


Click to playWe cooperate

Working together with industry, YIN identifies potential innovations and advances the economic application of scientific results from their young investigator groups.

We look to industry cooperation to support and guide the transfer of technologies. As leaders of young investigator groups from diverse disciplines, we are interested in shaping the future of industry and society by tying in our competences with successful cooperative project and providing novel technologies.


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We are connected

Since its foundation in 2008, the YIN developed into a strong democratic platform for peers, counting roughly 50 to 60 members throughout the years. The members meet regularly and develop solutions for common challenges by jointly organizing their interests, sharing their interdisciplinary knowledge, and diverse experiences. YIN, furthermore, maintains contacts to the executive board at KIT as well as to high representatives from science, politics and industry.