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Racing victory as the basis for the science of the future

Autonomous driving is the focal point of mobility research

Autonomous driving has a special significance for the mobility of the future. Accordingly, this field has become a strategic focus topic at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). After winning the TUM win in the first race at the Indy Autonomous Challenge in the USA, not only have new research projects emerged, but also the first start-ups. At an exhibition in Garching, Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Markus Blume learned about the status of research and offered the team his congratulations.

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SPRIND to finance spin-off Plectonic

Nanoswitches for tumor targeting

The Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation SPRIND will provide funding for the work of Plectonic Biotech in the coming years. The TUM spin-off has developed a nanoswitch that binds immune cells to tumor cells. The goal is to facilitate the development of immunotherapies that target tumors specifically and have fewer side effects.

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Teams from construction, chemistry and pharmaceuticals recognized

TUM IDEAward for sustainable start-up ideas

Building materials made from hops, a pyrolysis system for plastic waste and a patch that helps prevent urinary tract infections: These three start-up ideas were honored yesterday with the tenth TUM IDEAward.

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Million-euro support for the TUM Entrepreneurship ecosystem

Brainlab AG becoming a Platinum Partner of TUM Venture Labs

In the future, Brainlab AG will support TUM Venture Labs in the area of Healthcare with a million-strong contribution as a Platinum Partner. Operated by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the "UnternehmerTUM" Center for Innovation and Business Creation, TUM Venture Labs supports start-up activities and start-up founding by students and researchers with a globally competitive support program.

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Complete service for old batteries

Start-up LiBCycle takes complete care of used e-car batteries

What began as an idea about a transport container for old batteries has in the meantime grown into a complete recycling service for used batteries. The start-up LiBCycle, founded at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is committed to Circular Economy and is thus contributing to sustainable mobility.

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Study reveals extent of gender inequality in start-up landscape

Start-ups dominated by men

Women are significantly underrepresented in German and French start-ups, especially in technical industries. This applies to both founders and employees, as a study from TUM in collaboration with the Roland Berger Foundation for European Management now shows. In companies founded by all-female teams, the proportion of women in the workforce is almost twice as high as in male-established ventures. Start-ups launched by men also have a much higher valuation.

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Idea competition celebrates its 10th anniversary

TUM IDEAward to be presented on November 24

For ten years now the TUM IDEAward has been honoring entrepreneurial ideas which address the challenges facing society while creating added value. The anniversary will be celebrated with a special event on November 24 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm: Guests can look forward to a varied program featuring pitches, presentations and opportunities for personal exchange. The event is driven by personal encounters and is being held in the university's Audimax main auditorium. Registrations are open as of right now.

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First TUM Sustainability Day

Optimism and an eagerness to act

"We have to act now if we don't want to lose control of our future!", said TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann in calling for the realization of the TUM Sustainable Future Strategy 2030, which he introduced at the first TUM Sustainability Day. He added that the university wanted its commitment "to send a signal and provide powerful impetus for the acceleration of the transformation to sustainability."

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Thousands of first semester students attend welcoming event

Welcome to TUM!

TUM welcomed its new students with a large outdoor party. TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann, the vice presidents and deans greeted the first semester students to TUM at the Garching campus. Well over 6,000 new students attended the "Welcome@TUM" celebration, which also featured live music and free beer.

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TUM Entrepreneurial Masterclass supports students

The Master's thesis as basis for founding a start-up

In the TUM Entrepreneurial Masterclass students turn their degree theses into product ideas or even their own start-ups. Today, two years after the Masterclass was launched, 56 of the almost 150 Masterclass Fellows and Alumni already work at companies they founded themselves. The current application period for the free supplementary course at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) expires on November 1, 2022.

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