The CIMTT Centre for Production engineering and organisation serves as a centre with strong focus on knowledge and technology transfer at the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering at TU Dresden. The CIMTT implements transfer projects in cooperation with Saxon enterprises. Simultaneously the CIMTT staff conducts research for a continuous improvement and development of transfer processes between science and economy. An interdisciplinary research team integrating competences from ergonomics, factory planning, industrial engineering, economic science, occupational psychology, sociology and computer science provides extensive services in terms of preparation and management of collaborative research and development projects between SMEs and scientists from TU Dresden. These services include support for developing research ideas, profitability analyses, determination of adequate partners from science or practice, support when applying for public funding, content-related as well as administrative implementation of research and development projects.