The EvH RWL considers the main goal of research transfer to contribute to the development and implementation of social innovations. According to the EvH RWL's understanding, transfer does not only mean the transfer of knowledge gained at the university to other parts of society, but also the transfer of normative orientation knowledge to society. Successful transfer, however, is only possible if it is reciprocal and realized in a participatory way. Theoretical knowledge, application-oriented practice and interdisciplinary teaching are closely interlinked. This justifies both the process of transforming science into practice-oriented research and design as well as the inclusion of social challenges in research and teaching. The goal of developing social innovations can only be achieved if the transfer activities are reflected in concrete projects and solutions. The transfer at the EvH RWL is based on the two pillars of third-party funded projects and teaching or practical research projects. Their common focus is to improve the services offered by institutions and companies, not only in the social economy, and to develop new forms of organisation in which the criteria of solidarity and justice are applied.