TUM IdeAward 2020

Since 2012 TUM, Europe's leading center for innovation and business creation UnternehmerTUM and the Zeidler Research Foundation present the TUM IdeAward. The prize is intended to motivate scientists to develop their inventions and discoveries into marketable products. The winning teams receive cash prizes totaling 37,500 Euros from the Zeidler Research Foundation and coaching sessions with TUM´s start-up advising and UnternehmerTUM.

TUM IdeAward 2020 - Application phase closed

Do you have a new idea and/or technology with high market potential? Does it face social challenges and create added value? Then apply for the TUM IdeAward 2020. Convince the jury of experts and the top three win prize money (1st Place: 15,000 Euros, 2nd Place: 12,500 Euros, 3rd Place: 10.000 Euros) as well as an individual start-up coaching that supports your idea until its market entry.
Participation is open for Scientists, graduates (Bachelor, Master, PhD), employees and alumni (up to 5 years after graduation) of the TUM.

For phase I the following forms are required until July 5th:

  • a short description of the idea using the online application form for TUM IdeAward 2020
  • the online form TUM Start-up advising – IdeAward (in case not already in contact with TUM Start-up advising team)

Further information regarding the conditions of participation can be found here.

After an initial selection, the best ideas and projects will be admitted to phase II.

Video: IdeAward 2019

Photos of the IdeAward 2019

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  • Award reception Daniel Maier
    3rd place for Daniel Maier. Image: Uli Benz
  • Award reception modular robotics
    2nd place for the startup modular robotics. Image: Uli Benz
  • Award reception Dymium
    1st place for the startup Dymium. Image: Uli Benz
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