Innovation – From the Lab to Society

TUM is the birthplace of new ideas, cutting-edge developments and future technologies which we feed into market-oriented innovation processes through high-potential spin-offs and trust-based industrial partnerships.

We support TUM students, researchers, employees and alumni with a comprehensive range of entrepreneurship services throughout their journey from the initial idea all the way up to the foundation of their own companies. Working in strategic partnerships with global enterprises and market-leading small and medium-size companies, we create innovative solutions fostering the sustainable development of economy and society.

Using inventions

Would you like to patent your idea? Take advantage of our services and use licensing and sales to bring your invention to market.

Patents and Licences

Role Models

We present start-ups from the TUM environment involved in a variety of fields including AI, CleanTech, Life Sciences, Medical Technologies and Agricultural Production.

TUM Start-up Wall

Founding start-ups

Want to found your own company and move an idea from science to product? We support you with a custom-tailored range of services.


News and events

Encounters, talks, competitions: Find out about upcoming events and the latest news in the start-up scene.

News and events

Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship is firmly anchored in the DNA of our university. Whether basic knowledge or advanced skills - learn entrepreneurial action and thinking from the ground up. Discover a variety of exciting courses from TUM, UnternehmerTUM and the TUM Venture Labs that fit your needs.

To the offers

The future starts here

TUM Venture Labs provide targeted support to researchers and students for entrepreneurial spin-offs in Deep-Tech sectors such as Biotech, AI, Quantum and Aerospace. The service range is oriented towards the requirements of the individual fields, with specific programs, a broad network and all the relevant infrastructure.

TUM Venture Labs

Start-ups on the way to the top

Awards, new products, top rankings: Founder teams at TUM write their success stories.

Strong partners in industry

Whether globally active corporations, small and medium-sized companies or start-ups: Long-term partnerships between companies and TUM accelerate the transfer of knowledge and technology to the economy. Clearly formulated principles and transparent rules set the tone here.

Industry collaborations

A unique location

Cutting-edge research, start-ups and world market leaders all come together in Munich – This ecosystem makes the Bavarian metropolis one of Europe's strongest innovation centers. In the ONE MUNICH forum the two Universities of Excellence TUM and LMU join other partners to constantly expand the network.

Munich ecosystem

Optimum prerequisites for outstanding ideas

Top placements in rankings, generous support for entrepreneurial projects and strategic partnerships with industry – TUM creates the optimum prerequisites for innovation.


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