Founders Support

Are you on your way to founding a start-up or do you have a promising idea/technology from science that you want to turn into a product? Are you looking for support in the further development of your business model and in setting up your company structure? Are you wondering which funding programs are available to finance your start-up and what steps need to be taken when applying for a patent? The TUMentrepreneurship department offers a comprehensive portfolio of support services to TUM students, employees, scientists and alumni who want to start a company with their idea or technology.


  • In order to take advantage of the support services offered by TUMentrepreneurship, please first register for the initial consultation at TUM Start-up Consultancy. Each request will be thoroughly reviewed. The team of experienced start-up consultants will then work with you to determine the next steps on your way to a successful start-up.
  • As a public institution, TUM supports you on your way to a start-up during the orientation, planning and early implementation phases. Start-ups already registered as a company are unfortunately not eligible for the support services of TUMentrepreneurship. In this case, our affiliated institute, UnternehmerTUM GmbH, will be happy to help you with its portfolio of services.
  • The support services of TUMentrepreneurship are open to all members of TUM. You can make use of services if you are a student, scientist, employee or alumni of TUM. Non-TUM members can use the services of UnternehmerTUM GmbH and international founders can also take advantage of the TUM Global DeepTech Venture Initiative.

Founding at TUM

With our guide to the start-up process, we want to support those interested in founding a company as well as prospective founders in the context of their start-up at TUM. For other entrepreneurial activities, it serves as a guide to the start-up process at the TU Munich, especially for scientists.

Founder’s Guide Download (Status: 03/2022)

Do you have any further questions?

Have a look at our FAQ section or contact our employees personally.

TUMentrepreneurship – TUM ForTe - Forschungsförderung & Technologietransfer
Technical University of Munich, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich, Germany – Phone +49 (0)89-289-25236