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Help for start-ups

Got an idea? Want to find out if it has potential? Do you need help to draw up a business plan? Are you looking for partners to help you start your business? Or do you want to know about patents and licensing to protect your invention? The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will help you every step of the way if you decide to transfer your research findings to the business world.

Start-up consultation

TUM has a wealth of experience in advising scientists, researchers and students who want to start a business based on an idea or technology they have developed. TUM's start-up consultation service helps them develop their business plan and provides support at every stage of the start-up process. Comprehensive start-up advice is also available from our Center for Innovation and Business Creation UnternehmerTUM GmbH. Its “Entrepreneur's Night” is must-do for anyone keen to network. 

Theoretical and practical training is offered by TUM for budding entrepreneurs to support the start-up process. The TUM School of Management and UnternehmerTUM offer a range of interdisciplinary Bachelor's, diploma/degree and Master's programs as well as an EMBA program. UnternehmerTUM GmbH also organizes informative seminars and lectures with field experts. Entrepreneurship Studies

The Patent and Licensing Office supports all TUM members who intend to apply for a patent to protect an interesting idea, a project under developmental or a finished product. The services offered include:

  • Comprehensive advice on intellectual property rights
  • Assessment of inventions to determine their patentability and industrial applicability
  • Filing of a patent application and asserting patent rights.

The efficient way to create a spin-off

Spin-off process
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Start-up support provided by TUMentrepreneurship centers on an efficient spin-off process:

  • Transfer of research findings / technologies to spin-offs
  • Talent development for entrepreneurial scientists
  • Expansion of growth-oriented companies

Contact

TUM ForTe – Office for Research and Innovation
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstraße 21
D-80333 München

Visitor Address:
Entrepreneurship Center
Lichtenbergstraße 6
D-85748 Garching

Directions (Google Maps)

Tel. +49 89.189469.1430
Fax +49 89.189469.1199

gruendungsberatung@tum.de

Contact

TUM ForTe – Office for Research and Innovation
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstraße 21
D-80333 München

Visitor Address:
Entrepreneurship Center
Lichtenbergstraße 6
D-85748 Garching

Directions (Google Maps)

Tel. +49 89.189469.1430
Fax +49 89.189469.1199

gruendungsberatung@tum.de