Research and commercial cooperations
TUM promotes both basic research, aimed at furthering scientific knowledge and insights in general, and applied research, focused on concrete solutions to defined problems.
Both research strands are mutually complementary in creating new knowledge and shaping the transfer of knowledge and technology into society through collaboration with industry partners. As part of this forcefield, TUM activates the innovation potential of our society.
Setting standards: In order to ensure transparent contract negotiations, the contract research and cooperation models have been categorized and standardized under a binding set of rules and regulations with model agreement forms.
Building trust: Our research and commercial cooperations are built on ethically sound, professional relationships with our partners. A clearly defined code of conduct strengthens the trust of our partners and society in us.
Frequently used agreements for research and commercial cooperations are available from a secure download area. TUM employees can access this area with their MyTUM user ID. Templates and sample resources for third-party funding.
As a contacting platform, the Industry Engagement Program offers a first point of contact for companies who want to get to know TUM and its competences. On-site tours, annual Industry Days and newsletters provide insights into research and the latest developments at the university. In addition, experts give in-person advice on contacting suitable professorships.