The road to starting a business
Start-up advising at TUM helps university students, scholars and scientists on the road to starting innovative businesses, providing support throughout each important stage – from drawing up a business plan to market evaluation to applying for funding.
Funding: For innovative business start-up ideas, the TUM team provides start-up advice for applying for grants and funding, such as the EXIST Business Start-up Grant, EXIST Transfer of Research and the FLÜGGE funding program for entrepreneurs at TUM.
Patents and licenses: The Patent and Licensing Office is open to anyone affiliated with TUM who plans to apply for commercial property rights when founding their company, providing support in compiling a notice of an invention, assessing an invention in terms of its patentability and applying for a patent for the invention through TUM where applicable.
The TUM Start-up Advising team:
As a TUM Start-up Advisor, Florian Abendschein guides students, scientists and TUM alumni along the path to realizing their ideas and concepts, from structuring the initial idea to the business plan to securing financing.
He is a molecular biologist by profession and earned his doctorate in cell biology with a strong focus in human immunology. He has been engaged in start-up consultancy and technology transfer for over 15 years and is particularly interested in growth-oriented technology companies from the sciences. He is a lecturer for new venture creation, innovation management and technology transfer and was most recently CEO of CAST GmbH, the start-up center of the Tyrolean Universities.
Following his Business Administration degree, Alexander Meyer-Scharenberg gathered professional experience by starting two of his own businesses in the ICT sector. This allowed him to gain extensive insight into the start-up landscape in Sweden and the United Kingdom.