Universities play a fundamental role in developing the innovative capacity of business and society. By establishing partnerships with small and medium-sized businesses, we can unlock potentials for developments in technology and structural policy. Here, the worlds of academic research and business work together to secure the sustainability of the innovation system. 

The success and sustainability of a region is largely based on the structural-political interrelationship between new knowledge and its commercial application. This is precisely where the strengths of universities of applied sciences lie. The strategy deployed by Nuremberg Tech has been successfully achieving these goals for several years. From the perspective of academic research and economic policy, it is practical to consider the future collectively – using the advancements made by the universities as regional drivers of innovation, viewing technological development as a social responsibility.