Research and Development


Saarland Chamber of Crafts: Service for Innovation and Transfer of Technology

The Saarland Chamber of Crafts' Service for Innovation and Transfer of Technology (SIT) is a connector between craft and science. It provides support for craft enterprises during the implementation of technical innovations and promotes cooperation between craft enterprises and research institutions. The SIT plays an important role in the technical development of craft by providing information, training and consulting as well as contacts and project support.

SIT activities

The activities of SIT are funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as well as Saarland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor, Energy and Transport.

Our activities include, among others:

  • Technical consulting for craft companies in Saarland
  • Information on technical standards, industrial property rights and innovation support programs
  • Technical information in presentations, meetings, conferences and information material
  • Publishing of articles, reports and information pamphlets,
  • Support for working groups, associations and initiative groups
  • Monitoring of technical development and evaluation of its importance for crafts
  • Development of new skills and fields of activity including the design of courses and seminars
  • Establishing contacts between craft companies, industry partners and research institutions
  • Help and project support for research and development projects

Focal Points

Special emphasis lies on metals technology and in the field of ICT.






Representative for Innovation and Technology
Information and communication technology
Dr. Markus Kühn
Phone: +49 (0) 681 5809 253
Fax: +49 (0) 681 5809 222 253

Representative for Innovation and Technology
Metals Technology
Dominik Schömer
Phone: +49 (0) 681 5809 266
Fax: +49 (0) 681 5809 222 266


Herr Dr. Arnd Klein-Zirbes



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