With its application IMPACT RheinMain, the Rhine-Main University of Applied Sciences has been selected for funding in the first round of the federal-state initiative "Innovative Hochschule". Among the recipients are 35 universities of applied sciences, a college of art and music, and twelve universities and colleges of education. The "Innovative University" federal-state initiative - a kind of excellence initiative for universities of applied sciences - is intended to support universities in their efforts to further distinguish themselves in the areas of transfer and innovation and to intensify their strategic role in the regional innovation system.
The strategy for transferring scientific findings into practice is essentially based on the three profile-building research priorities of the Rhine-Main University of Applied Sciences: professionalism in social work, smart systems for people and technology and engineering 4.0 and their interfaces "Smart Energy", "Smart Home" and "Smart Mobility". The university pays particular attention to interdisciplinary cooperation between the individual disciplines. The aim of the IMPACT RheinMain project is to initiate and implement innovative projects from the fields with cooperation partners from industry and civil society.