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Entrepreneurship at TUM

From invention to innovation: As an entrepreneurial university, TUM’s market-oriented approach fosters a supportive environment for innovation. With TUMentrpreneurship as a comprehensive plan of action, TUM and UnternehmerTUM GmbH inspire their members - from students to alumni - to awaken their entrepreneurial spirit.

We help you start up: Scholars and students, who want to bring new technologies to the market, will find expert consultation and guidance at TUM for all phases of their new business. Together with UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Business Creation and Innovation at TUM, TUM provides support to promising start-ups by offering its expertise. Help for start-ups

To inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs through unique, integrated instruction to identify the challenges of our time and develop solutions and business models for sustainable businesses, is the central goal of TUMentrepreneurship Education.

Film: TUM Start-up Consultation

Watch TUM Start-up Consultation helping scientists to found their own business:

Start a business based on scientific discoveries: TUM is creating many incentives for entrepreneurs. “TUMentrepreneurship” mentors spin-offs in the four research fields of the future: information and communication technology • medical technology • CleanTech • life sciences. They add more value to society and are full of potential for economic growth. TUM: We support start-ups


  • Business climate at TUM: No other university in Germany offers a start-up climate comparable to TUM. This is evidenced by the current Schmude-Ranking “from student to entrepreneur”.
  • Entrepreneurs of Excellence: The University has been honoring successful entrepreneurs from the TUM-family since 2011.
  • A tradition of founding: Carl von Linde was the first TUM Entrepreneur. The “Gesellschaft für Linde’s Eismaschinen AG”, which was founded in 1877, lay the foundations for today's worldwide concern, "The Linde Group".


TUM Start-Up Consultation

Phone +49 89.189469.1430

Fax +49 89.189469.1199