Technology Transfer

Ideas and inventions developed at TUM are at the center of technological change and social progress. The department of technology transfer at TUM ForTe, the Office for Research and Innovation Transfer, supports the industry in its commitment to society with scientists from TUM.

Inventions and patents

The Commercialization of ideas and inventions made by TUM scientists significantly shapes these activities and is based on the TUM IP Policy. In most cases, commercialization is made possible through cooperation with an exploitation partner for further development of a new technology and/or its integration into a new product, procedure, service, process or tool.

The TUM Patent and Licensing Office actively markets new technologies in many sectors, and, on behalf of TUM, is responsible for the negotiation of contracts (confidentiality agreements, options, licensing and acquisition agreements, etc.). Current technologies for commercialization can be viewed here. The TUM Patent and Licensing Office welcomes discussions with potentially interested parties.

For Start-ups

Fast-track IP negotiation process

TUM ForTe P&L has developed the TUM Fast-Track process for IP negotiations in consultation with external experts. This process is designed to make IP contracting for Start-ups faster, less complicated, and more efficient.

TUM Fast-Track IP model


Technical University of Munich
TUM ForTe – Office for Research and Innovation
Patents and Licenses

Arcisstr. 21
80333 Munich
Tel. +49 89 289 22667

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