Innovation – bringing new ideas to market

Through high-tech start-ups, patented inventions and industry partnerships, our researchers and students are shaping and advancing modern technology. We support them with tailored services so that they can transform their discoveries into innovative products. Through its engagement in this area, TUM is helping society to unlock its innovative potential and securing the future of our country.

TUM Venture Labs: Springboard for high-tech innovations

Our new entrepreneurial innovation hubs re-enforce tech-based business creation at the interfaces of engineering, natural, life and data sciences and medicine. Become part of the TUM Venture Lab initiative, to develop your business ideas, and start off with your business! TUM Venture Labs

Creative start-up community: We offer extensive support to entrepreneurs looking to get technology firms off the ground. Entrepreneurship


Many products are built on ideas that can trace their roots back to TUM. We help to bring them to market through patent applications as well as licensing and sales programs. Patents and licenses

Our university fosters close partnerships with tech firms of all sizes – from global corporations through SMEs to start-ups – to transfer the latest industry insights and new research topics to TUM, and to accelerate the transfer of knowledge and technology to industry. We set out clear principles and transparent rules for all of our research and industry partnerships.