Witten Centre of Dental Research
The Witten Centre of Dental and Life Science Research (ZBZ – Zahnmedizinisch-biowissenschaftliches Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum) offers services to business enterprises and institutions active in application-oriented research, design and production, or in innovative dental/biomedical services. These include research and development companies as well as commercial partners for clinical studies, IT companies, further education agencies or designers of innovative education and training systems.
This concept – unique in Germany – permits applied research and development in cooperation with a renowned university as a partner for clinical studies, applications and innovations under one roof. Close links between the dental clinic of Witten/Herdecke University and the university’s affiliated hospitals and partner surgeries provide access to a large pool of patients for research and teaching as well as further and continuing education.
The ZBZ integrates existing research competences at the dental clinic, with a resulting focus on:
Close organizational integration and proximity of research, development, clinical tests, evaluation and quality control provide optimum conditions for mainly simultaneous and iterative innovation and development processes. Short distances and intensive communication are advantageous for all concerned, save money and time, and minimize the ’time to market’.
In the ZBZ, training and qualification processes may be coupled to innovation processes quickly and efficiently; findings and experience gained from science-oriented teaching, further education, and learning by doing in interdisciplinary projects may be immediately employed to enhance the qualification of all parties involved.
The ZBZ offers to start-up companies, established businesses and scientific institutions an infrastructure perfectly geared to their needs, with laboratories, experimental areas, offices and multifunctional space as well as surgeries complete with equipment and facility management.
Rooms may be rented at the ZBZ for events with up to 40 participants. In combination with the Research and Development Centre (FEZ Forschungs- und Entwicklungs-Zentrum Witten) across the street and Witten/Herdecke University in close proximity, this excellent location in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis offers best possible conditions for organizers of small and large symposia with numerous simultaneous workshops. Upon request the ZBZ team will provide support for major events.
The entire infrastructure with a host of individual variations and possibilities is available to ZBZ companies and also to external business enterprises in the field of dental medicine and/or biosciences for further education courses and generally for events.
Office space is for rent at € 11.15/m², laboratories for € 13.65/m² plus utility costs. Conditions for renting other parts of the infrastructure depend on length of intended use.