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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 over 350 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, the non-profit oriented UnternehmerTUM GmbH is the leading center for innovation and business creation in Europe with more than 80 high-growth technology start-ups every year - including Celonis, Konux, Lilium and Isar Aerospace.


Applied AI

Applied Artificial Intelligence

How is Artificial Intelligence (AI) changing the way we live? The non-profit initiative appliedAI promotes the adoption of Artificial Intelligence in German companies. It supports exchange between research, business and founders, qualifies employees and management staff in its own AI Lab and advises companies. In addition, the initiative publishes research results and reports on trends and the latest applications in the field of AI.

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Built Environment

Digitalisation is becoming increasingly important in the planning, construction, use and dismantling of buildings and infrastructures. As a central innovation and digitalisation platform, BEFIVE is shaping the future of construction and the operation of buildings and infrastructures.


Corporate Innovation

UnternehmerTUM's consulting branch, UnternehmerTUM Business Creators, develops innovation strategies for medium-sized companies and implements them together with start-ups. The Digital Product School and the Digital Media Lab offer employees of established companies, students and graduates the opportunity to develop digital products in interdisciplinary teams.

Incubation Acceleration

Entrepreneurship and Start-ups

At UnternehmerTUM, visions become added value. The incubator XPRENEURS supports high-tech teams in an early phase to develop their business models. The accelerator TechFounders prepares start-ups for a first round of venture capital and initiates strategic cooperations with established companies.


Female Entrepreneurship

Inspiring female founders, encouraging success stories, a strong network for female entrepreneurs – UnternehmerTUM wants to attract more women to the tech start-up scene and support them with special offers such as Women.start.up!

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Movement shapes living spaces: in the Digital Hub Mobility, large companies from the automotive industry, mobility services and supply, start-ups, scientific institutions and the public sector work together on the mobility of the future.

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Creating long-term value is inextricably linked to the health of our planet and our people. TechFounders and RESPOND-Accelerator support founders who, through entrepreneurial approaches, contribute to a peaceful, just and sustainable future in the sense of the United Nations' Agenda 2030.



The MakerSpace is a high-tech workshop open to the public. Here, companies, start-ups and creatives can produce prototypes and small series on 1,500 square metres with state-of-the-art machines such as large 3-D printers, laser cutters and a waterjet cutting machine.


Smart City

UnternehmerTUM and the City of Munich offer a space for new forms of cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration: the Munich Urban Colab. There, start-ups, established companies, science and talents develop and test innovative concepts together with citizens.


Venture Capital

What are the developments in financing early stage start-ups in Europe? Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners (UVC Partners) is a venture capital firm that invests specifically in technology-based start-ups in the areas of enterprise software, industrial technologies and mobility. B2B start-ups also benefit from the VCs' many years of expertise.

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Press Releases

January 29, 2023

UnternehmerTUM startet neue Initiative CIRCULAR REPUBLIC

Impulse für die Circular Economy

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December 14, 2022

23 Millionen Euro Venture Capital für fruitcore robotics in Serie B-Finanzierungsrunde

Mit dem Kapital sollen Produktinnovation, Vertrieb und Marketing sowie die internationale Expansion beschleunigt werden.

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November 28, 2022

Neue Ideen treffen auf Marktzugang und Kompetenz: TECHFORUM der Stiftung Familienunternehmen und UnternehmerTUM

Mehr Kontakt, mehr Synergien, mehr praxisnahen Austausch zwischen Familienunternehmen, Wissenschaftlern und aufstrebenden Start-ups schaffen – das ist die Botschaft des TECHFORUMS.

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November 25, 2022

TUM IDEAward für nachhaltige Start-up-Ideen

Baustoffe aus Hopfen, ein Pyrolysesystem für Plastikmüll und ein Pflaster gegen Harnwegsinfekte: Diese drei Gründungsideen sind gestern mit dem zehnten TUM IDEAward ausgezeichnet worden.

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November 24, 2022

Fünf Jahre appliedAI

Führende KI-Initiative feiert Geburtstag und veröffentlicht
Key Learnings

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Media Coverage

January 30, 2023

Europas größtes Gründerzentrum startet Initiative zur Kreislaufwirtschaft

CIRCULAR REPUBLIC will Unternehmen helfen, mit wiederverwertbaren Produkten nachhaltiger zu werden. Dabei kann die Initiative auch Dax-Konzerne wie BMW und SAP zu den Partnern zählen.


January 24, 2023

30 Menschen, die Deutschland und unserer Welt Mut machen

Deutschland als eine der führenden Start-up-Nationen? Wenn’s einer schafft, dann Helmut Schönenberger, Chef der UnternehmerTUM GmbH aus München.


January 17, 2023

Startup-Neugründungen: Erstmals liegt München vor Berlin

In München werden zum ersten Mal mehr Firmen gegründet als in Berlin. Dank Institutionen wie UnternehmerTUM.


January 9, 2023

L’année 2022 a accéléré la transition de l’industrie en Allemagne

Trotz des Schocks über den Stopp der russischen Gaslieferungen erweist sich die Wirtschaft als widerstandsfähiger als erwartet. Eine Einschätzung unter anderem von Helmut Schönenberger von UnternehmerTUM.

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December 20, 2022

Wachstum durch Horst: Fruitcore will den Mittelstand mit preisgünstigen Robotern versorgen

Kleine Unternehmen können sich oft keine großen Roboter leisten. Diese Lücke besetzt das deutsche Start-up Fruitcore. Dessen System kommt schon hundertfach zum Einsatz – Tendenz steigend.


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