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 application phase starts on 10/1/2017. All university scientists, scholars and alumni are invited to submit their ideas by 11/15/2017.
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
How to apply
The competition involves a two-step application process:
For Phase 1 entrants should submit a brief description of their idea via an online form on the competition website. The best ideas and projects will be admitted to Phase 2.
Ten selected entrants from Phase 1 will be invited to submit a detailed, 10-page outline of their idea. In addition, entrants will be asked to give a brief presentation on their idea to the jury.
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.