Work module 8 supports and examines the knowledge transfer between the research campus and the (transfer) areas, (expert) public, vocational education and EUREF campus’ Masters courses. The transfer will be driven by workshops, symposia, publications, lecture series and discussions with international guest scientists. New technical knowledge and findings from social-science surveys will be shared with the research campus’ partners within the context of the networked energy and mobility transition, the focus here being on developing climate-neutral areas and cities. It will take into account the requirements of the various players in the transfer areas, as well as the possibility of integrating networked mobility and energy solutions into the areas themselves. Empirical studies will be used to explore how innovations need to be applied and adapted in social spaces.
Knowledge transfer from living labs like the EUREF campus is geared around disseminating findings and results from applied, transdisciplinary research. The transfer research is focused on developing a proposed transfer process – factoring in the participative and economic framework conditions. This approach is to be used to prepare well-founded recommended actions for environmentally, economically and socially acceptable transfer processes that promote efficient, networked systems. Adapting the innovations created by the EUREF campus’ living lab to the requirements of the respective areas and factoring in various target audiences in a participative manner are seen as relevant criteria for ensuring successful transfer to other areas. In light of this, the work module not only assists with knowledge transfer, but also shares recommended actions with other areas and their key players.
(Vocational) education is another constructive lever for achieving these objectives, including over the longer term. In future, climate-friendly urban mobility will particularly require people with the relevant transdisciplinary specialist and practical skills. The work module thus factors in knowledge-sharing when it comes to education formats. The WM’s task is to filter overarching findings from the research campus, discuss these with the relevant scientific and economic partners, and integrate them into the university courses and vocational education through formats and educational components tailored to the specific target audiences. This is where the EUREF campus’ Masters courses come in; they were developed as part of the first research phase and have since established themselves as internationally acclaimed MBA programmes. The content gained will also be systematically applied to vocational education in a bid to ensure it also reaches the experts of the future.