Innovation in Munich
An ecosystem brings together cutting-edge research, start-ups and world market leaders to make Bavaria's capital city one of Europe's strongest metropolitan innovation drivers. ONE MUNICH strategically expands this network.
Munich is famous as a world-class metropolitan center of research, start-ups and technology: In 2014 the European Commission declared Munich a leading center for information and communication technologies in Europe, even ranking the city ahead of London and Paris. The honor is due in no small part to internationally renowned non-university research facilities like the Max Planck Society, the Helmholtz Center and the Leibniz Association, leading high-tech corporations, an excellently networked start-up scene and two excellent local universities.
This living ecosystem also receives public support: The strategic intermeshing of business and science in the State of Bavaria complements the Excellence Strategy of the German state and federal governments. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) work together to coordinate several Excellence Clusters.
The ONE MUNICH Strategy Forum was established in 2021 by TUM and LMU with the support of the Bavarian Ministry of Science and Art to consolidate scientific potentials and to strengthen Munich as an attractive location in the international scene. In addition to the two scientific partners, Munich is also home to a variety of non-university institutions. Their objective: Early recognition of promising future-oriented fields and networked participating in research projects.
The alliance projects are financed jointly by the two Universities of Excellence and under the Hightech Agenda Bavaria, as well as by other participating partners.
The intersections of Synthetic Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Additive Manufacturing and Data Sciences are the basis for the "Munich BioFab". The project works on modern biofabrication technologies that enable artificial, functional biological systems with a broad application spectrum: Here the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, the Helmholtz Center Munich and the Hochschule München network their efforts in fields ranging from intelligent biomimetic systems, biomedicinical sensors as well as soft nano and microrobotic systems to bioproduction synthesis machines.
The objective of "EQAP" is to develop innovative and practical applications in quantum communication and imaging technologies and to network the associated expertise on a long-term basis. TUM and LMU combine their complementary skills in the fields of fundamental quantum research, material growth, equipment development, medicinal imaging and system technologies to create an ideal foundation for achieving this objective. The project is being conducted jointly with German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and the Universität der Bundeswehr München.
"HCR" is creating the scientific foundations for analyzing the current boundaries of Embodied Artificial Intelligence. This includes research into the scalable, transparent, secure and robust learning and decision-making processes for robots as well as solutions for multi-modal Human Robot Interaction. The findings will directly benefit approaches to handling healthcare sector challenges, for example for seamless protheses, patient care by means of tele-operations and automated development of medications. In addition to TUM and LMU, the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich is also involved in the project. Professors from both universities supervise doctoral candidates in sub-projects working to achieve the overall objectives of "HCR".