Welcome of the spokesman

Dr. Robert Phelps

Due to my personal career in research and industry, I see knowledge and technology transfer as an important task of science and the central component in the business development of a company. By developing exciting ideas from basic research and applied research into new types of products, services or business models, Bavarian companies can significantly improve their competitiveness, and researchers find it a great feeling to be able to contribute to a practical solution.

The Bavarian Research and Innovation Agency, BayFIA, is the right partner for business and science in Bavaria to actively shape this knowledge and technology transfer. It creates the necessary transparency about the diverse offers of the funding landscape and thus makes the overall system of technology transfer in the Free State more efficient. Small and medium-sized companies in particular can benefit from the work of the BayFIA by accelerating their innovation projects. In addition, the BayFIA provides specific support to businesses and universities in raising funds from the Free State, the federal government and the EU. By offering advice on all questions relating to patent exploitation, BayFIA also enables targeted commercialization.

Therefore I would like to encourage you; Expand your network with us! Find the right partner for your innovation projects with BayFIA. The BayFIA is at your disposal both in Munich and in Nuremberg. We are ready to optimally support your research and innovation projects from the first idea to the finished innovation.

Finding the right transfer path for every project is a very exciting task. I am therefore particularly pleased that I have been able to take on the role of spokesman for BayFIA since June 30, 2021 and that I can shape this position with new ideas. At this point I would like to expressly thank my predecessor, Mr. Martin Reichel, as well as the other, important partners of the BayFIA, Dr. Rainer Sessner and Dr. Christian Haslbeck for the always exemplary cooperation.