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We Support Start-ups

Starting a company based on inventions and scientific discoveries: TUM aims to motivate more of its researchers to achieve this with the project „TUMentrepreneurship“. With 2.7 million euro, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) promotes this project after TUM succeeded with its concept in the competition “EXIST-Culture of Entrepreneurship – The Entrepreneurial University”.

Technologies of the future

Start-up ideas arise from discoveries: TUMentrepreneurship mentors researchers in this process, especially in the four research fields of the future, thus promising solutions that add value to society:

  • ICT: Information and communication technology
  • Medical technology (MedTech)
  • CleanTech
  • Life Sciences
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Clean Energy: TUM promotos promising technologies for tomorrow.Image: Fotolia

Elements

Actively promoting start-ups based on research is TUMentrepreneurship's goal.
The project's strategy therefore rests on four key pillars. They support each other and are constantly being further developed:

  • Efficient spin-off processes
  • Entrepreneurial networks
  • Best-practice methods for entrepreneurs
  • Entrepeneurial culture
Chart of the strategic elements of TUMentrepreneurship
Chart of the strategic elements of TUMentrepreneurship. (German, click to enlarge)

Awards and Milestones

2015: Opening of the new TUM Entrepreneurship Center with the TUM Entrepreneurship Incubator and the UnternehmerTUM MakerSpace
AMBA accreditation for Executive MBA Program in Innovation and Business Creation
#1 German university (#11 worldwide) in Global Employability Ranking
#1 German university in “Reuters Top 100 World’s Most Innovative Universities”

2014: Best large university for entrepreneurs in Germany (“Gründungsradar”)
TUM School of Management as #1 German business school in research in the ranking by “Handelsblatt”

2013: Final Closing of UnternehmerTUM Fund with € 25 million2012:Foundation of the TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute TUM as winner of the second round of the Excellence Initiative

2011:#1 university in ranking for start-up promotion in study „From Student to Entrepreneur“
Strategic concept „TUMentrepreneurship“ rewardedin the competition „EXIST-Gründungskultur“ run by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

2010: Implementation of the TUM Chair of EntrepreneurshipTUM adapts an IP Policy with focus on the formationof business entities (spin-offs and start-ups) based on research results

2009: Entrepreneurship education at TUM as good practice example in the study “Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs” by the World Economic Forum

2008: Entrepreneurship education at TUM as good practice example for Europe in the study „Entre-preneurship in Higher Education“ by the European Commission

2006
: TUM as winner of the Excellence Initiative with the “TUM.The entrepreneurial university” strategy

 

 

Multiple pillars support TUM's entrepreneurial culture. TUM has built up entrepreneurial facilities step-by-step to promote entrepreneurial culture. A major milestone: the founding of the affiliated institute UnternehmerTUM GmbH - Center for Innovation and Business Creation. In 2011, TUM launched the project TUMentrepreneurship.

Organisation

A Governing Board steers the university-wide project „TUMentrepreneurship„. In this area the TUM Board of Management and the UnternehmerTUM, a legally independent institute of the University are represented. Coordinators in central Entrepreneurship facilities of the Technical University of Munich ensure the implementation of the strategy, processes and activities. UnternehmerTUM has its own venture capital fund.

Chart with the organisation structure of TUmentrepreneurship
Chart with the organisation structure of TUMentrepreneurship, click to enlarge.

TUMentrepreneurship

Dr. Sieglinde Amelia Walter
Project Manager

TUM ForTe – Research and Innovation Transfer
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstr. 21
D-80333 Munich

Tel. +49 89 289 25501
Fax +49 89 289 25245

walter@zv.tum.de

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TUMentrepreneurship

Dr. Sieglinde Amelia Walter
Project Manager

TUM ForTe – Research and Innovation Transfer
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstr. 21
D-80333 Munich

Tel. +49 89 289 25501
Fax +49 89 289 25245

walter@zv.tum.de