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TUM Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center offers extensive services to technology-oriented entrepreneurs, from their initial ideas to the growth phase. TUM and its affiliate UnternehmerTUM Institute are housed together on the Garching campus to provide a one-stop-shop for these services.

Services offered

  • Start-up advice
  • Training
  • High-tech workshop (MakerSpace), equipped to build prototypes and carry out small batch production
  • Entrepreneurship – Research: Professors from the TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute (ERI) combine practical experience, research and teaching
  • Office space and workspace clusters for those interested in founding a business and start-ups in the TUM Incubator

TUM Incubator

TUM entrepreneurs are given offices and workspaces as well as counselling, all of which are freely available. This allows us to provide support for start-ups in preparation for founding in order to successfully bring their ideas to market.



Industries: robotics industry, cleaning services industry
Support: Initiative for Industrial Innovators Grant
Contact: Lukas Wiesmeier
Website: www.angsa-robotics.com

Let´s make green spaces clean again!

Small trash in grass environment is a daily problem for event organizers and administrations of public parks. Currently, picking it up is a completely manual process, which makes it time consuming and expensive. Angsa develops an autonomous trash picking robot which can detect different trash items like cigarettes or bottle caps. The trash is then picked up with a vacuum cleaner guided by a robot arm.




Industries: optics, electronics, marketing & advertising
Suport: EXIST-Forschungstransfer
Contact: info(at)apicbeam.com
Website: www.apicbeam.com

APICBEAM display technology creates free-floating images and videos in mid-air for use in digital communications. Unlike conventional technologies, APICBEAM does not present the image information on a two-dimensional surface, but encodes it in a thin line of light using optical dispersion. The generated image appears like a hologram, can be viewed from all directions and keeps facing all viewers at all times.

ATR Biofluide

Industries: Life Science, Health Care
Support: EXIST-Gründerstipendium
Contact: info(at)irubis.com
Website: www.irubis.com/products/atr-crystals

"Innovating Infrared Spectroscopy."

ATR Biofluide's innovations are highly sensitive and cost-effective silicon sample carriers (approx. 5-10 €) for ATR infrared spectroscopy. Possible applications are the analysis of biofluids such as blood, proteins or cell culture media.


Industries: Digital Health, Personalized Therapy, Operational Health Management
Support: EXIST-Gründerstipendium
Contact: info(at)bodyviser.com
Website: www.bodyviser.com

“Quality of Life by Quality Advice” is our credo at BODYVISER. We provide personalized digital assistance to gain and keep an optimal personal balance.

Our goal is to address the biggest health problems of our society with the most innovative technologies. The focus is on the person as a whole, in particular a lasting improvement of quality of life. We focus on one of the biggest health threats of our century: stress and stress associated diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain or mental illness. With state-of-the-art technologies, we help experts, such as physicians, physiotherapists and psychologists, to increase the effectiveness of established methods by digital assistance, gain new insights and by that to provide a holistic, personalized state of the art treatment. Personalized and customized measures enable people to receive tailored support to obtain their optimal balance and efficiently implement their learnings into everyday life.


Industries: autonomous planting system, Smart Home
Contact: cultivata(at)info.de
Website: www.cultivata.de

"As a manufacturer of indoor planters for the fully autonomous supply of water and nutrients we create a carefree piece of nature for our customers own four walls."

It’s happened to everyone already: You leave the house for a few days or get into stress at work – and your beloved houseplants are already hanging their heads... Cultivata got you covered! Our team is developing the world's first plant container for the fully autonomous supply of water and nutrients to indoor plants. Thanks to the combination of modern thermodynamics and digital technologies even people lacking any green thumb finally are able to enjoy a piece of nature inside their homes.


Industry: diverse
Contact: kontakt(at)design-ai.de
Website: www.design-ai.de

“We solve problems of today with technologies of tomorrow.”

Design AI develops innovative software solutions through the combination of Design Thinking and Artificial Intelligence. Through use-case identification, business-case evaluation and technical implementation, we help to leverage the value of your existing and future data and to realize significant competitive advantages.


Industries: Education, Language learning, Technology, AI, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA)
Support: EXIST-Gründerstipendium
Contact: hello(at)meetelia.com
Website: www.meetelia.com

"Meet Elia – your language learning personal assistant you've always wanted!"

Elia is an intelligent personal assistant which embeds language learning in the real life of the learner using state-of-the-art AI and psycholinguistic research. In contrast to other products, Elia starts from the learners themselves by firstly picking up the content relevant to their lives from their everyday routines and only then creating personalized learning materials.


Industries: mobility, smart city
Contact: info(at)elixon.de
Website: www.elixon.de

“Smart Traffic re-envisioned.”

Urbanization and increasing individual traffic present cities with the great challenge of optimizing traffic flow in order to avoid emission-intensive congestion. elixon combines intelligent data processing with modern sensor technology.
With elixon, traffic management is being rethought - cities and municipalities are provided with an intelligent solution to shape the Smart cities of the future.


Industry: Logistic
Johannes Julius Lutzer
Website: -

Team FILICS uses innovative concepts to develop highly autonomous transport vehicles for intralogistic transport. The current state of the art is applied, which was developed in cooperation with the university. The goal of the company is a highly dynamic transport system that transports loads efficiently and accurate with little space.

Imagin Technologies

Industries: Luxury goods, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Electronics, Packaging
Support: EXIST-FT
Contact: Ben Mayer
Website: https://www.instagram.com/imagin_technologies/

Our mission is to image the nanoworld, thus enabling consumers to verify the authenticity of products only by using their smartphones.

Today, every feature that can be observed with the bare eye can easily be reproduced while small and complex features need special tools for their read-out. Consequently, product labels that are both, secure and accessible by the end-user, have remained a missing link. We designed a novel product label that is unforgeable, unique and easy to read-out by anybody and anywhere.

Kytos Therapeutics

Industry: Biotechnnology
Contact: Johannes Schmidt
Website: -

“Kytos Therapeutics aims to create curative treatments for patients impacted by inflammatory conditions..”

Kytos Therapeutics is a preclinical-stage biopharmaceutical start-up in the field of cell therapy developing novel medicines by utilizing the capability of stem cells to modulate the immune system. We aim to create curative treatments for patients impacted by inflammatory conditions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, our initial focus is on developing a proprietary and scalable manufacturing process to establish adult stem cell therapies derived from human tissue.



Industries: Health, Wellness
Support: EXIST-Gründerstipendium
Website: www.loewi.com

LOEWI brings renowned personalized health methods to the mass market. While collaborating with the Olympic Examination Center in Munich LOEWI applies cutting-edge methods in regards to personalized health. Through its data-driven business model LOEWI will be able to:

  • understand and analyze the individual metabolism of each client
  • provide personalized and evidence-based solutions that match individual needs
  • track the development of each client

Lund Intelligence Platform

Industries: SaaS
Maximilian Lund
Website: –

“Automated Machine Learning for Relational Data”

LIP is a B2B platform for industrial Data Engineering and Machine Learning. Customers will upload their data in LIP’s data centers by default. On the customer’s request the data will be  analyzed, and decision - making apps will be created and deployed automatically. Those apps can be used proprietarily by the customer or can be licensed to other companies.


Industries: Private Equity, Venture Capital, Corporate M&A
Support: EXIST-Gründerstipendium

"All market information at your fingertips"

Financial analysts can find all quantitative and qualitative information about small- and medium-sized companies with just one click in MergerSpot. Understanding markets, identifying trends and thoroughly analyzing companies can be done with ease. With our Fintech Startup, we are building the new generation of market research software.


Industry: Automotive
Support: EXIST-Forschungstransfer
Contact: team(at)modelwise.ai
Website: www.modelwise.ai

"Automating safety analyses"

modelwise.ai automates safety analyses from functional safety. The subsequent reduction of work load is achieved through model based methods and AI. Required models are obtained from existing physical models by applying automated model transformation. Insafe.ai offers software solutions for automated safety analyses.


Industries: ICT, Automative engineering

We are creating a prototyping platform allowing users to fully leverage their UX prototypes by conducting user-behaviour studies with ease at 0 lines of code.


Industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Wind energy, Robotics
Support: EXIST-Gründerstipendium

"Building the first analytics platform to use manufacturing data for quality and process optimization"

Today  production companies have to do product quality improvements manually, by experience and intuition. Existing software tools don’t suit the needs of production environments and would take weeks to answer simple product quality questions. Our platform generates digital twins for each manufactured product containing production data of all machines and sensors used during manufacturing. Our digital product twins enable productions to trace back any quality problems and prevent them next time. We help companies to reduce quality cost and increase flexibility in productions.


Industries: Aerial Imaging, Agriculture, Forestry, Infrastructure Maintenance
Support: EXIST-Gründerstipendium
Contact: info(at)ocell.aero

Website: www.ocell.aero

"Ocell drastically reduces cost of data for aerial images with a P2P platform for hobby pilots and data customers."

Ocell provides aerial images to customers like farmers and forest owners, who can use this data to detect and prevent problems with their crops, improve yields and safe fertilizers and chemicals.The Ocell sensor module enables high resolutions in various spectral bands, percieving more information than the human eye is able to. Hobby pilots who attach the module to their planes and fly the Ocell routes get compensated for their hobby flight costs for up to 100%. The resulting imagery is cheaper than what drones could deliver and has a better quality and reliability than satellite images.


Industries:Foodtech, Agriculture, Poultry

We are building the ORBEM GENUS, A.I. powered imaging technology, that will solve two problems in the poultry industry: the wasting of 9 billion infertile eggs and the unnecessary killing of 7 billion 1-day-old male chicks. The GENUS combines cutting-edge magnetic resonance imaging with advanced deep learning to automatically sort eggs according to their fertility status or gender. Our novel, patented technology is making a difference with a triple bottom line strategy:

  • People – We’re feeding the world by introducing billions of eggs into the global food market.
  • Planet – We’re preventing the unnecessary killing of billions of 1-day-old male chicks, reducing food waste and energy consumption along the way.
  • Profit – We’re creating new revenue streams, increasing hatchery productivity and efficiency, and dramatically reducing incubation costs


Industries: Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Food and beverages
Contact: info(at)qyobo.com


B2B Marketplace and Big Data Platform for the pharmaceutical industry.


Industries: Natural Science Education, Contextualized & Applied Learning
Contact: reversed.edu(at)gmail.com

Website: https://www.thinkmakestart.com/reversed/

“We are enabling contextualized and hands-on teaching through a modular drone as a learning platform supported by an intuitive lesson planner for teachers.“

We provide a modular drone as a learning platform for 8th - 10th grade Maths & Physics education at German High Schools to enable hands-on and contextualized classes. By dissembling the drone into different experiments, isolated physical concepts as e.g. the balance of forces can be demonstrated and the learnings can be reintroduced into an understanding of the functionalities of the drone. The drone is supported by a web accessible lesson planner with extensive teaching material readily available to the teacher.


Industry: Mobility
Support: EXIST-Gründerstipendium
Lukas Mohs

RideBee is developing a carpooling application to share trips in the daily commute to work. The platform is offered as SaaS to companies, where employees are using the service without commission. The goal is to create long-term carpools. Vehicle costs are split fairly among driver and passengers.

Silencio eVTOL

Industry: logistics & aerospace
Contact: Balázs Nagy
Website: -

Logistics Without Infrastructure.

Silencio is the name of an eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) development series to be built by a 19-member student organization of the TU Munich consisting of Bachelor, Master and PhD students. The third prototype "Silencio Gamma" will participate in the competition "New Flying Competition 2020" in September 2020 in Hamburg.
In the future, our vehicle will not only be used for logistics purposes in urban areas, but also in rural areas. Places that are difficult to reach play a particularly important role here. In the course of the project and even beyond the competition, the loading capacity of the vehicle is to be increased to up to 100 kg. In combination with its autonomous nature, this opens up unprecedented possibilities, e.g. in disaster relief, for critical supply deliveries or even on large construction sites.


Industries: sports, E-Commerce, marketing & sales
Contact: info(at)tryup.de
Website: www.tryup.de

Building the world’s leading platform to Try & Buy experience-intense products.

Purchase decisions depend on many factors and ultimately you never know for sure whether the product you are interested in is the right one for you. This holds especially true for experience-intensive sports products such as skis, skateboards, bikes, tennis rackets, etc. Because very rarely you have the opportunity to experience the product yourself beforehand. TRYUP! provides the solution: We send the product directly to your home and you can test it like it was yours – without obligation. For you, this enables a new way of riskless shopping and a unique support in your purchase decision. At the same time our TRYUP! platform helps innovative brands gain the online reach they deserve and gather valuable customer insights.


Industries: fitness & health, corporate IT, banking, research
Contact: vritti.fitband(at)gmail.com

Website: www.vritti.eu

“We help people to understand brain, the black box and the impact on it in day2day life.”

A wearable neurofeedback device to promote mental well-being by tracking brain waves and converting them into user understandable format like stress and concentration levels. It also validates your meditation session and helps find the right technique for your unique brain.