TUM IdeAward 2016
TUM IdeAwardImage: Andreas Heddergott/TUM

TUM IdeAward – We empower your ideas.

Calling all ideas with market potential! Do you have a scientific idea and/or technology and want to bring it to market? Then compete for the IdeAward to win up to 15,000 euros and coaching from the TUM Start-up Advising team.

The competition

The application phase starts on 06/15/2018. All university scientists, scholars and alumni are invited to submit their ideas by 07/15/2018

The competition takes place once a year and aims to motivate scientists to turn their ideas into innovative and competitive spin-offs. You can submit inventions and technologies with commercial potential in form of Master’s/Bachelor’s thesis projects or other project work.
All applications will be reviewed. We are specifically looking for projects that fall under the four categories of innovation and the state of the art, market and competition, teams and prospects for implementation. Applications from women are particularly welcome.
The competition is held by TUM in cooperation with UnternehmerTUM and the Zeidler Research Foundation. The top three competition finishers will receive a monetary prize from the Zeidler Research Foundation and coaching from the TUM Start-up Advising team. 

1st place: 15,000 euros
2nd place: 12,500 euros
3rd place: 10,000 euros

Our Cooperation Partners

UnternehmerTUM – the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM – helps enterprises and start-ups seize the challenges of our time and create successful new businesses.

Zeidler-Forschungs-Stiftung promotes research in a number of areas, including the natural sciences and engineering, and nurtures young scientists working in these areas.


Sabrina Schulze
Consultant Entrepreneurship Culture

TUM ForTe – Forschungsförderung und Technologietransfer

Technical University of Munich
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