Scientific Service


The Heinrich Pette Institute receives professional support from Ascenion GmbH in intellectual property matters. Ascenion is technology transfer partner to numerous academic research institutes and is sharply focussed on the life-science field. Ascenion‘s local staff start advising and supporting scientists prior to patent applications, for example by reviewing manuscripts and planned publications in order to identify commercially attractive  inventions at an early stage and patent them where appropriate.  Together with the team at Ascenion’s Munich headquarters, they then develop tailor-made proposals for patenting and marketing strategies, forge contacts with industry, and negotiate fair contracts.  In the event that a spin-off is launched, Ascenion helps the company founders become independent and puts them in contact with specialist investors in the life-science field.


The HPI organises its research data with the Universis-System, a research information system. Universis' modular system captures publications, patents, data from projects as well as grant applications. The HPI benefits from the system‘s statistical evaluations in addition to its systematic presentation of information for internal and external reporting.


The European Research and Project Office GmbH – Eurice offers support for successful participation in European funding programmes for research and innovation: from the initial project idea followed by strategic planning, proposal writing and successful implementation of the project to the exploitation of research results. Founded in 2000, Eurice is one of the largest European consulting companies for international collaborative projects and regularly achieves top positions in relevant rankings.

The Eurice team of experts consisting of 40 consultants has been involved in the implementation of more than 250 European cooperations in research and technology covering all major areas of research.

Eurice supports the HPI in all areas of EU research and project management, including creative solutions and customised services for project, communication as well as innovation management. In addition, the team provides comprehensive advice on national funding opportunities.


Tutech Innovation GmbH (TUTECH) is a private company with a public mission to promote effective transfer and exploitation of knowledge, especially by sharing and using science and technology for wealth creation and the benefit of society.

TUTECH supports collaboration between Hamburg's higher education and research institutions and provides services to universities and businesses further afield.