05/08/2015
Unique infrastructure for start-ups: TUM and UnternehmerTUM open Entrepreneurship Center
In the new Entrepreneurship Center at Campus Garching TUM and its affiliated institute UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation, combine its services for start-up entrepreneurs under one roof.
 
Entrepreneurship Center Eröffnung
(c) A. Heddergott / TUM
Company founders and start-ups will find the new 6,100 square meter Entrepreneurship Center offering unparalleled infrastructure for the realization of their start-up projects.
 
The MakerSpace provides a high-tech fleet of machines that can be used to realize ideas and innovations in the form of prototypes and small-scale production. Open to the public, the 1,500 square meter high-tech workshop gives start-ups, engineers, architects, designers and makers access to machines, tools and software along with a creative community.
 
With the four academic chairs of the TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute also moving into the new center, research and practical application are going to be combined in a creative environment: for one thing, scientists will be able to study start-up activity directly where it’s happening. And for another, their research findings will be able to flow straight into activities to foster start-ups. Students will benefit from new seminar rooms and workstations.
 
Entrepreneurship Center Eröffnung Ilse Aigner mit Roboy
(c) A. Heddergott / TUM
Aside from the offerings available to students, scientists and start-up entrepreneurs from TUM, UnternehmerTUM also offers established companies and technology start-ups support to develop new products and services and to successfully build up their business and achieve market entry. UnternehmerTUM has its own fund that can provide capital to young tech companies with international market potential. The TechFounders accelerator program prepares innovative technology start-ups for their first venture capital round within three months and initiates strategic cooperation with partners from industry.