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Citizens Lab on Marienplatz
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ZDF culture magazine Aspekte at TUM

What is Bavaria's culture of innovation like?

Jo Schück, presenter of the ZDF culture magazine Aspekte, explored the character of Bavaria on a long reporting trip. In Munich, he met with innovation researcher Prof. Sebastian Pfotenhauer, UnternehmerTUM CEO Prof. Helmut Schönenberger and Alona Kharchenko from robotics start-up Devanthro to discuss the state's culture of innovation.

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The smartbax team lead by Dr. Robert Macsics, Prof. Stephan Sieber, Dr. Sylvia Varland and Dr. Eric Juskewitz.
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Smartbax nominated for Falling Walls award

Start-up dedicated to developing new antibiotics

It all began with basic research: While conducting laboratory experiments, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) came across an active agent against multidrug-resistant bacteria with a fundamental difference to antibiotics developed to date. The researchers have since established a start-up to develop a new drug based on this agent. The entrepreneurs have now been nominated for Science Breakthrough of the Year in the Science Start-Up category at the international Falling Walls summit.

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The new Unipreneurs Prof. Klaus Diepold, Prof. Hana Milanov, Prof. Helmut Schönenberger and Prof. Markus Lienkamp.
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Four professors chosen as Unipreneurs

Prize for optimal start-up support

For their committed support of start-ups, Prof. Klaus Diepold, Prof. Markus Lienkamp, Prof. Hana Milanov and Prof. Helmut Schönenberger have been honored as Unipreneurs. TUM was the only university with four representatives at the presentation of the awards, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurship activities at universities.

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X-ray image of a lung
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Sugar molecule accurately delivers RNA drug to target cells

Inhalation drug prevents severe pneumonia

Overly active immune cells are often behind lung damage in diseases such as Covid-19. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an RNA agent for a lung spray that slows the activity of these cells, known as macrophages. A new, sugar-based transport mechanism is especially effective in bringing the therapeutic to its target.

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Covid-19 Entrepreneurship Research
Matthias Niessner, TUM professor and co-founder of Synthesia.
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Synthesia valued at over one billion dollars

TUM Spin-off reaches unicorn status

With a valuation of more than $1 billion, Synthesia now has unicorn status. Prof. Matthias Niessner is a co-founder of the software company. The start-up fundamentally simplifies the production of video content through the use of artificial intelligence. With the help of AI avatars, users can produce learning videos with no special skills or equipment.

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Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship
Researcher with VR glasses
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Research, continuing education and entrepreneurship

New center for digital education technologies

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) works for stronger research, continuing education and spin-offs relating to education technologies. At the new TUM Center for Educational Technologies interdisciplinary research teams will investigate the effectiveness of digital tools for learning and teaching and will develop new applications. The center will put this into practice using continuing education programs and by supporting start-ups.

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Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship Research Studies Teaching President
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Innovation from German-Singaporean partnership

Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat visits TUM

For over 20 years the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has maintained a home base in Singapore, the TUM ASIA campus. In the interest of expanding the already excellent relationship, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat visited the TUM main campus in Munich as well as the TUM Garching campus. In the context of the TUM Entrepreneurship Days, Heng learned more about start-up activities at TUM, the TUM Venture Labs innovation ecosystem and the university's close partnerships with the business sector.

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Entrepreneurship Studies President
Daniel Metzler and Josef Fleischmann, founders of Isar Aerospace, are honored by Vice President Prof. Gerhard Kramer and Dr. Joachim Post, Chairman of the Board of Freunde der TUM.
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TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award presented to Isar Aerospace

Aerospace start-up wins award

A rocket for a new generation of satellites, remote-controlled trucks and software to calculate CO2 emissions: these are successful products created by the start-ups Isar Aerospace, Fernride and Tanso Technologies. At the TUM Entrepreneurship Day, all three were nominated for the Presidential Entrepreneurship Award. The winner was the aerospace start-up.

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Community Sustainability Entrepreneurship
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Support for start-ups in the field of Artificial Intelligence

IABG becomes TUM Venture Labs Platinum Partner

As a new Platinum Partner, security solution technology specialist IABG will in the future support TUM Venture Labs in promoting start-ups at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The owner-managed corporation based in Ottobrunn near Munich will specifically support start-up teams from the field of artificial intelligence.

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Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship President
Energy researcher in a lab.
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Impact Rankings released by Times Higher Education

TUM places number one worldwide for innovation

In the THE Impact Rankings, TUM has again placed first worldwide in the category industry, innovation, and infrastructure. The rankings cover research output as well as patents, spin-offs and working relationships with companies.

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