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With us, you’ll find qualified contact persons and experts on current technology topics as well as on everything relating to business entrepreneurship – from Germany as a location for founders to start-up support and the securing of start-up seed money. We’ll also be happy to link you up with other start-ups and with our portfolio companies, too.

Company Profile

UnternehmerTUM – Europe’s Leading Center for Innovation and Business Creation

  • UnternehmerTUM is a unique platform for the development of innovations. UnternehmerTUM actively identifies innovative technologies and initiates new business through the systematic networking of talents, technologies, capital and customers.

  • UnternehmerTUM offers founders and start-ups a complete service from the initial idea to IPO. A team of 240 experienced entrepreneurs, including scientists and investors, supports start-ups with business creation, market entry and financing – also with venture capital.

  • For established companies, a team of experienced consultants offers access to the UnternehmerTUM ecosystem. UnternehmerTUM has many years of expertise in the development of innovation strategies and the implementation of technology-driven business ideas.

  • Founded in 2002 by the entrepreneur Susanne Klatten, UnternehmerTUM is the leading center for innovation and business creation in Europe with more than 50 high-growth technology start-ups every year - including Celonis, Konux and Lilium.


Incubation Acceleration

Start-ups: Incubation and Acceleration

  • The XPRENEURS incubator supports early phase high-tech start-ups to develop their business model.
  • The Tech Founders accelerator prepares start-ups for their first round of risk capital and helps them to establish strategic collaborations with established companies.
Applied AI

Applied Artificial Intelligence

The not-for-profit initiative appliedAI drives forward AI applications. It promotes an open exchange between research, business and founders, qualifies employees and managers in its in-house AI lab while also providing business consultancy to companies. appliedAI regularly publishes an update of its “landscape map,” initially published in 2018. The map contains the most important AI start-ups in Germany, with the objective of documenting relevant developments in the AI field.


Established Companies: Corporate Innovation

  • UnternehmerTUM Business Creators develops innovation strategies and business models for established companies and implements them together with customers and start-ups.
  • The Digital Product School offers students, graduates and employees from established companies the opportunity to develop digital products and interdisciplinary teams. The Digital Business Lab, primarily geared toward medium-sized businesses from Bavaria, provides hands-on support to help them bring about digital transformation.
  • The three-day TECHFEST Munich hackathon brings together established companies and young talent from all over Europe. The 300 participants from a wide range of tech disciplines develop solutions for the companies’ challenges and establish these as prototypes.
  • Through the TechFounders accelerator, companies can get in touch with growth-oriented start-ups with the potential to provide fresh impulses to the industry partners. The young companies in turn benefit from the large companies’ resources, networks and knowhow.

Smart City

  • Starting in 2021 at the Munich Urban Colab, start-ups, corporates and talent will get to work together on sustainable solutions for the urban challenges of the future.
  • BEFIVE, as a central innovation and digitalization platform, designs the future of construction and buildings as well as infrastructure operation.
  • In the Digital Hub Mobility, large automotive companies and mobility service providers, suppliers, tech start-ups and partners from research, public authorities and the digital industry collaborate to develop mobility concepts and solutions for the future.


Die Initiative Women.start.up! begeistert und qualifiziert Frauen für die Gründung eines Tech-Start-ups.


Prototyping and Small Series Production

The MakerSpace is a publicly accessible high-tech workshop. This is a 1,500 square meters space where companies, start-ups and creative thinkers can make prototypes and small series using cutting-edge machinery such as 3D printers.


Venture Capital

UnternehmerTUM Venture Capital Partners (UVC Partners) is an early-stage venture capital corporation that makes targeted investments in technology-based start-ups from the German-speaking regions.

Press Kit

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Press Releases

April 14, 2021

Investment in Wire: UVC Partners leitet Serie-B-Finanzierungsrunde mit über 17 Mio. Euro

Wire, die weltweit sicherste Kollaborationsplattform, erhält nach Abschluss der Serie-B-Finanzierungsrunde ein Investment in Höhe von 17,4 Mio. Euro, angeführt von der Venture Capital-Gesellschaft UVC Partners.

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March 9, 2021

appliedAI präsentiert zum vierten Mal seinen jährlichen Überblick der deutschen KI-Start-up-Landschaft

Neuigkeiten aus der KI-Szene: Pandemie hinterlässt auch bei Start-ups Spuren

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January 18, 2021

Startschuss für TechFounders Batch 13

The TechFounders Accelerator Program kicks off 2021 with seven highly promising startups driving innovations for the future

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December 11, 2020

Startup Valuedesk receives € 3.2 Million

The startup Valuedesk continues its success story and receives 3.2 million Euro in a seed funding round. UVC Partners, an investor specializing in B2B startups, and well-known business angels are participating in the round.

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December 2, 2020

Axilion Smart Mobility reverse IPO

Mobility start-up from the EIT Urban Mobility SPECIAL COVID-19 Accelerator is raising capital to allow for scaling up and entry into the European market.

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Media Coverage

March 12, 2021

Entrepreneurship an Universitäten: Podcast mit Thomas Zeller von UnternehmerTUM

Thomas Zeller über den Transfer von Technologie, sowie Ideen und Forschung in die Praxis

Digital Makers

March 9, 2021

Der Hype um KI-Start-ups ist vorbei – jetzt kommt es auf Qualität an

Eine aktuelle Studie des Münchener Gründerzentrums UnternehmerTUM zeigt: Unter den deutschen KI-Start-ups trennt sich die Spreu vom Weizen.


February 23, 2021

Baupläne für das nächste Wunder

UVC Partners und appliedAI über Kapital für Start-ups im Bereich Künstliche Intelligenz.


February 12, 2021

“Wir machen Bahnfahren zuverlässiger und pünktlicher”

Konux-Gründer Andreas Kunze über seine unternehmerischen Anfänge bei Manage&More von UnternehmerTUM.

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January 18, 2021

Fundraising-Jahr bringt Überraschung im Venture Capital-Segment

Neue Gesichter im Investorenportfolio hat Johannes von Borries, Managing Partner bei UVC Unternehmertum Venture Capital, gesehen. Mit 108 Mio. Euro im ersten Closing hat die Gesellschaft im August 2020 bereits 70% der anvisierten Summe von 150 Mio. EUR eingeworben.

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