Office of Reseach and Innovation Services

Office of Reseach and Innovation Services

The Office of Reseach and Innovation Services assists Hochschule Geisenheim University's research activities by providing:

  • information on upcoming or ongoing proposals from the most important funding organizations as well as general information regarding research strategy and policy, either via the newsletter or through personal meetings.
  • support and feedback during grant proposal preparation and submission including critical editing of the manuscript and help with formal requirements.
  • support and feedback with project management in larger (collaborative) projects.
  • advice for young entrepreneuers and start-ups: scholarships, start-up competitions, funding, etc.

The Office of Reseach and Innovation Services is HGU's interface to Gründungsfabrik Rheingau – a joint project between Hochschule Geisenheim University and EBS University of Economics and Law to support young entrepreneurs and start-ups. Detailed information is available below.

Please contact us if you have any queries regarding research funding, seek advice in preparing a grant proposal or have questions about start-up support.

If you would like to subscribe to our German-language research newsletter, please send a message to forschungsfoerderung(at)


Christiane Jost
Dr. Christiane Jost
Building 5924
Room 01.01
Phone +49 6722 502 6334
Christiane.Jost(at) Details
Magdolna Prantner
Magdolna Prantner, M.Sc.
Building 5924
Room 01.02
Phone +49 6722 502 6336
Magdolna.Prantner(at) Details
Dirk Klinner
Dirk Klinner
Building 9001
Room N.N.
Dirk.Klinner(at) Details
Verena Dieter
Verena Dieter
Building 5924
Room 01.03
Phone +49 6722 502 6335
Verena.Dieter(at) Details

Gründungsfabrik Rheingau

Research Transfer Videos

BioQuis Project
Research project PlantGrid
Geisenheim Business Analysis
Computer simulation of coffee roasting
Wine tourism
Cultural landscape
Agri-PV / VitiVoltaic


Gründungsfabrik Rheingau

„Gründungsfabrik Rheingau“ –  a strong partnership between Hochschule Geisenheim University and EBS University of Economics and Law

"Gründungsfabrik Rheingau" is a joint project of Hochschule Geisenheim University and EBS University of Economics and Law. Funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as part of the “EXIST” program, the project was officially launched on March 1, 2020. It aims to address and qualify members of both universities who are interested in setting up their own businesses. Through workshops and events ranging from business plan seminars to intensive workshops, young entrepreneurs receive valuable support and advice to put their business ideas into practice. Co-working spaces are also available free of charge in the project’s headquarter “Waas.sche Fabrik” – an extensively renovated old factory building which provides a unique atmosphere for creative ideas and innovative thinking.

Your contacts:

Project Coordinator HGU: Dirk Klinner (Dirk.Klinner(at)

Project Coordinator EBS: Dr. Jan Christoph Munck (christoph(at)

Start-up Advisor: Tatiana Liedtke (tatiana.liedtke(at)

General inquiries: hallo(at)

More information:

Address: Winkeler Str. 100b, 65366 Geisenheim



Knowledge Transfer Management

Thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF, Hochschule Geisenheim University has been able to boost and expand its knowledge transfer and innovation services. The Innovation Service Manager is a central point of contact for internal and external partners and supports researchers during the application process and the implementation of joint projects with industry partners.

Our aim is to coordinate the dialogue between external and in-house partners and make it more transparent to help disseminate knowledge and innovation generated at HGU and showcase the expertise of the scientists involved. At the same time, open questions and research approaches of industry partners can be quickly passed on to the university staff and new cooperations can be established.

In addition, the Innovation Service Manager will establish completely new formats to address and involve the general public. For example, public presentations and lectures on the university's research topics and a stronger exchange with schools in the city or district are being considered.


Example: The Geisenheim Science Pub

Scientists present their research in short and easily understandable presentations to a mixed audience. Experience science in a cozy atmosphere and engage in a lively debate! The event is organized several times during the semester. Find out more at:



German-French Graduate School

Climate Impact Research on Special Crops and their Products

Climate conditions are a major factor in agricultural production as they influence yield and quality for example. These factors are even more important in the cultivation of special crops, which, together with their processing products, represent about 35 % of the agricultural value chain worldwide. Examples include table grapes and wine, but also other fruits and vegetables. Climatic changes play an important role for these crops because they are often cultivated in unique landscapes which face special challenges in terms of sustainable production. Moreover, changing production conditions can also affect subsequent processing steps and product quality. In addition, climate change influences the spread of plant pathogens and their vectors, thus threatening the sustainability of these crops.

Funded by the German-French University (DFH), a German-French Graduate School was established in 2018 to enable junior scientists to complete their doctorate in a co-tutelle procedure between Hochschule Geisenheim University and Université de Bordeaux. The candidates can also spend part of the program in Adelaide, Australia, to conduct research at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and the University of Adelaide

More information is available at:

The Graduate School CDFA-03-18 is funded by the German-French University: