TUM Entrepreneurship Day & TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award 2014
The second TUM Entrepreneurship Day was held in the Immatrikulationshalle at TUM’s main campus on October 20, 2014. Prospective entrepreneurs had the opportunity to learn about start-up funding at TUM and what was on offer from UnternehmerTUM, CDTM, evobis, Gate Garching and the Social Entrepreneurship Academy.
Start-up teams that had already ventured into their first steps to becoming businesses presented their projects at the Start-up Fair. The following teams were represented:
accu:rate GbR – BodyLabs – CHROMOSOME – Cloudia24 – Contigua GmbH – Dynamify GmbH – EmaCure – flissade – HoleInOne Fitting – LOCUMI LABS GmbH – Magazino GmbH – Motius GmbH – NavVis GmbH – Project Loox – Roboy – SimScale GmbH – tado° GmbH – Testbirds GmbH – Vemcon UG – Yones
Student organizations Enactus Munich and TEG also set up booths at the fair.
TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award
The conferral of the TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award marked the day’s celebratory high point. The award ceremony was opened with a keynote address by Julia Bösch, founder of Outfittery. Outfittery was founded in 2012 and is one of the Center for Digital Technology Management’s (CDTM) showcase spin-offs. CDTM is a joint initiative between LMU and TUM. President Wolfgang A. Herrmann then awarded TUM spin-off Dynamic Biosensors the TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award, which comes with a 10,000-euro prize. The company developed a sensor technology that measures the attachment behavior of proteins on biochips. This technology plays a crucial role in developing medications.
The award was endowed by the Bund der Freunde .
Teams that had already secured an initial funding round through private investors and whose business models could expect high potential for growth were nominated for the TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award.
Along with Dynamic Biosensors, the teams from KONUX and NavVis were nominated. KONUX developed a contactless measurement technology and NavVis offers an innovative technology platform for mapping buildings in 3D and for indoor navigation using smartphones.
The winner: Dynamic Biosensors
The winning company, Dynamic Biosensors, founded out of the Walter Schottky Institute, TUM’s primary institute for semiconductor electronics, developed an innovative biosensor for use in pharmaceuticals research. Using Dynamic Biosensors’ switchSENSE technology to measure molecular interactions enables a multitude of data to be collected at once with a single measurement process. The jury was impressed by how quickly the company managed to establish itself in an industry that traditionally sees long innovation cycles. They were also fascinated by the personal development of the founders and their transformation from basic researchers into entrepreneurs.