IMPULSES: ENTREPRENEURIAL, SUSTAINABLE, HUMAN

For 20 years, we at UnternehmerTUM and our ecosystem have been successfully promoting new innovations - from the initial idea to the IPO.

We have many levers for this. For the next generations, we want to achieve even more. We want sustainable start-ups and key technologies to be able to make a decisive contribution to a secure future in Germany and Europe.

What do we need to achieve this? Impulses!

Impulses with clout that point the way to this future. Impulses that challenge, drive and motivate. In our campaign this year, we are bringing together high-caliber individuals and companies who actively want to improve the status quo - entrepreneurially, sustainably and humanely.

Collective Impulses

Momentum is building... Step by step, we're adding more topics and impulses by opinion leaders and innovators - starting with the topics founding and AI!

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#FutureImpulses Founding

The Innovation Ecosystem of the Future
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#FutureImpulses Artificial Intelligence

Technological Sovereignty for Europe
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#FutureImpulses Family Businesses

Crisis-proof and Value-driven
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#FutureImpulses Digitalization

User-centered Solutions
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#FutureImpulses Mobility

Sustainable for Livable Places
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#FutureImpulses Circular Economy

Reusing to Sustain Our Future
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We'd like to hear from you as well - take part!


You can share your personal impulse easily on Social Media: State your opinion in a post on what we need for a livable future and how we can achieve it - regarding the topic(s) that you relate to the most. Use #FutureImpulses and the respective topic-related hashtag.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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#FutureImpulses Founding

It is start-ups, innovative companies, and creative people who take on the problems of our time and find solutions to climate change, pandemics, world hunger, and much more. They can turn around our world for good. We have to enable them – but how? What are the chances, challenges, and the way forward?

For 20 years now, UnternehmerTUM has successfully worked towards empowering founders together with a strong ecosystem. We believe that collaboration produces the best results. That’s why we asked people who know it best to give us their view on the future of entrepreneurship. Hear from entrepreneurs and change-makers and join in to shape the future!

#ImpulsesforFounding

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Think Big to Master Big Challenges

Impulse by Gyri Reiersen - CTO Tanso

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Blueprint for the Future

Impulse by Thomas Saueressig - Member of the Executive Board SAP SE

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How to grow the next generation of Entrepreneurs

Impulse by Jack Fuchs - Director Stanford

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Blueprint for the Future

Impulse by Prof. Helmut Schönenberger - CEO UnternehmerTUM

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Collaboration over Competition: Founders Support the Next Generation

People who’ve built a business often continue to engage in the start-up network by mentoring the next generation – a cycle that makes for exciting new start-ups and a thriving economy. Thre...
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Press Releases

Hundreds of successful start-ups from UnternehmerTUM

Munich's UnternehmerTUM wants to be a role model. Similar centers in Germany are to ensure more start-ups.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

How to create more start-up culture at German universities

Germany stands for scientific excellence. However, this is often not implemented in the market, and spin-offs are rare. What needs to change.

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High-tech agenda at Bavaria's universities? More funding for start-ups

After many years of discussion, the reform of the "bayerischen Hochschulgesetzes" is now to be passed. Among other things, this change provides for stronger support for start-ups.

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Interested in the Topic of Founding?

Do you want to develop innovations with experts in this field? Work on the future with start-ups and talented teams? Then we'll put you in touch with the right minds. And if you’d like to benefit from topic-related training, we have the right format for you and your employees.

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#FutureImpulses Artificial Intelligence

In a momentous paradigm shift, artificial intelligence changes how we program and operate machines. As such, it’s also revolving our entire economic system and our understanding of it, offering promising opportunities and economic potential at the same time. What’s next, then?

Right now, Europe is lacking behind China and the U.S. What the pandemic has once again ruthlessly revealed: we need to support critical technologies better to respond to change. Nevertheless, the use of artificial intelligence must be responsible and sustainable – which is the mission of the appliedAI initiative. Our prospect is to put the wishes and needs of people at the center. The experts interviewed here describe how we can drive AI forward with this guiding star.

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From Tanker to Speedboat: How to Make ‘AI Made in Germany’ a Success

Impulse by Nicole Formica-Schiller - Vorstand KI Bundesverband

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Breaking New Ground - Strenghtening AI in Germany

Impulse by Dr. Andreas Liebl - Managing Director of UnternehmerTUM

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“Europe is on the threshold of digital policy dependency” - Impulse by Vanessa Cann, Managing Director of KI Bundesverband

- Written by Vanessa Cann - Artificial intelligence (AI) is without doubt one of the most important key technologies of our time. It is already being used in numerous areas, such a...
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"Now we can't let ourselves be left behind" - Interview with Jonas Andrulis on Artificial Intelligence in Europe.

Jonas Andrulis, founder of Aleph Alpha, is regarded as one of the hopefuls when it comes to establishing artificial intelligence as the most important key technology in Germany and Europe...
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“Regulation Should Not Hurt Innovation” – Interview with Françoise Soulié-Fogelman about Europe’s Position in AI

Dr. Françoise Soulié-Fogelman is Scientific Advisor at Hub France AI, Co-chair Innovation & Commercialization Working Group at GPAI and specialist in data mining and big data. With her internat...
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Press Releases

Artificial intelligence, but sustainable and from Germany

Two southern German artificial intelligence initiatives want to join forces to challenge the dominance of China and the USA.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

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#FutureImpulses Family Businesses

Successful companies in the hands of families are an important pillar of Germany’s economic prosperity. They stand for high quality, responsible action, a sustainable outlook, and drive innovation. We think it needs a close-knit network to strengthen these champions – and we asked this network to talk about the future of family businesses here.

For a good reason, family businesses are called our “economic backbone” as a part of German SMEs. Their share of 58% of all employees brings about more than half of the nation’s gross domestic product. Still, there are critical hurdles, including digitalization, the succession of the management, organizational restructuring, a fast-paced economy, and the need to develop novel business models. Let’s tackle them together!

#ImpulsesforFamilyBusinesses

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Securing Prosperity and Sovereignty with Family Businesses

Impulse by Christian Mohr - Managing Director of UnternehmerTUM

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"Family businesses are also strong players in the global market" - Impulse from Michael Diederich, CEO of HypoVereinsbank

"If you Google the word "family business," the search mask very quickly suggests the auto-complete "family business values." And we intuitively know that this does not mean the same kind of value t...
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"Experience, Composure and Perseverance" - Impulse from Alexander Wottrich About Family Businesses

Alexander Wottrich is CEO of Truma Group GmbH, the leading international supplier of accessories for caravans and motor homes. Since its founding in 1949 by Philipp Kreis,...
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Press Releases

Common cause

Cooperation SMEs with start-ups: How they come together and benefit.

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Hesitant for the future

Barely average: Many family businesses are behind the curve when it comes to digitization. To remain competitive, they need committed owners.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

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#FutureImpulses Digitalization

Digitalization in Germany has many untapped opportunities still lying ahead. Creating a world in which Europe and its organizations participate in shaping the global market is not a wish but rather a necessity. The focus of digital applications should be on adding value for humans. But what does the path to this destination look like?

Everyone has a role to play here, from politics to business, science, and government. The digital transformation is happening anyway – the question is how we can shape it beneficially. Digital applications should solve problems and make things easier. Holding their own alongside international tech giants, Germany and Europe can make their contribution to creating such products and services. Here, you’ll hear from experienced digitalization champions about how we can properly empower development teams, create applications, and use opportunities.

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Boosting Digital Technology in Germany

Impulse by Thomas Zeller - Chief Digital Officer of UnternehmerTUM

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Customer-centricity for Business Success

Impulse by Kamila Stanitzek - Managing Director and Co-founder of 'Die ProduktMacher'

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"We Often Don't Realize the Missing of a Viable Business Model Until We Enter the Market" - Interview With Michael Stockerl, Director Digital Product School

Michael Stockerl is Director Digital Product School, UnternehmerTUM's program that brings human-centered digital product development to life for partner companies and talented people from...
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Tech Solutions from and with the City – Interview with Clemens Baumgärtner, Head of Labor and Economic Affairs at the City of Munich

A thriving innovation culture – whether national or international – needs places where the future can emerge. Munich is such a place. Here, people develop digital solutions that s...
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“The green transformation and the digital transformation go hand in hand” - Impulse by Constanze Hufenbecher, Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Infineon

Impulse by Constanze Hufenbecher Today, innovations are more important than ever to master the two great challenges of our time. Decarbonization and digitalization will profoundly ch...
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#FutureImpulses Mobility

City, country, currents of traffic: our mobility patterns leave traces that are reflected in our quality of life. We need new concepts of moving from A to B that reconcile people and nature in a healthy, sustainable, and economical way.

This includes electromobility, autonomous driving, or better traffic management – but much more. The requirements are complex and affect all areas of life. How do we bring together the dimensions of space, time, health, and comfort in the long term? Find out what visions and actions these forward thinkers are already working on!

#ImpulsesforMobility

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Really Making Mobility Sustainable

Impulse by Kirstin Hegner - Managing Director Digital Hub Mobility

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"Road Space in Munich Needs to be Redistributed" - Interview With Georg Dunkel, Mobility Officer of the City of Munich

Munich continues to grow year after year, and the call for a mobility turnaround is getting louder and louder. But its design must be compatible with citizens’ different interests and needs - no ea...
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"Together, We are Implementing Truly Impactful, Disruptive, And Bold Ideas for the Livable City of Tomorrow" - Interview With Oliver May-Beckmann of MCube

Since the beginning of 2022, Oliver May-Beckmann has headed MCube, the Munich cluster for the future of mobility in metropolitan region...
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There Can Be No "Either-Or" When it Comes to Mobility Concepts - Interview With Monika Dernai, BMW

As Lead Sustainability Employees in the BMW Group's Corporate Strategy department, Monika Dernai supports BMW employees and supply chain stakeholders worldwide in actively pursuing the company's su...
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Interested in the Topic of Mobility?

Do you want to develop innovations with experts in this field? Work on the future with start-ups and talented teams? Then we'll put you in touch with the right minds. And if you’d like to benefit from topic-related training, we have the right format for you and your employees.

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#FutureImpulses Circular Economy

Producing, using, discarding: Our mainly linear economic system threatens the climate, the earth’s resources, and not least our economic prospects.

Since 2021, the EU supports a circular economy in its member states with an action plan. The aim is to not only recycle products but to share, repair, upcycle, or disassemble them. The potential is huge. How can we all contribute to that? And which initiatives already walk the talk? Meet some faces of change here and hear their stories!

#ImpulsesforCircularEconomy

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Think Big to Master Big Challenges

Impulse by five founders: Felix Pörnbacher, Maximilian Redwitz, Volker Heise, Philipp Brunotte, Michael Sixl

Interested in the Topic of Circular Economy?

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