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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.
  • BE5, 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.



Forum UnternehmerTUM

With over 850 guests from the world of politics, science and business, Forum UnternehmerTUM is one of the largest and most notable events for Germany’s startup scene. The Forum traditionally provides a platform for discussions around current topics on entrepreneurship and innovation.


TechFounders Demo Day

TechFounders is an accelerator that prepares start-ups for their first venture capital phase and helps them to establish strategic collaborations. The Demo Day comes at the end of a 20-week program and is when the start-ups present their business idea to over 100 corporates, investors, business angels and media representatives.

Tech Fest


The three-day TECHFEST Munich hackathon brings together established companies and young talent from all over Europe. The 300 participants work on solutions for the companies’ challenges and implement them through prototypes.

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Press Releases

August 5, 2020

Fast-growing 3-D-Printing company DyeMansion Raises USD 14M to Drive the Transformation of Manufacturing

Danish growth fund Nordic Alpha Partners join forces with the company’s existing investors UVC Partners, btov Partners, KGAL, and AM Ventures in a Series B funding round. Together they support the world market leader for industrial post-processing tech on its mission to transform the way we manufacture products.

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July 29, 2020

Living safely with the coronavirus in town

Garching near Munich, 29 July 2020. Empty stores and offices, busy streets: More and more people are resorting to the use of their car or bike again, as they are afraid of contracting the virus on public transport. At the same time, gatherings in public spaces are on the rise. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing human behaviour and it’s becoming particularly evident in urban conglomerations. How can cities ensure safe urban mobility, take people’s needs into account and create livable spaces? The SPECIAL: COVID-19 EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme supports startups in finding solutions for such challenges. The programme was created by EIT Urban Mobility with international partners Futurebox, PoliHub, Technion and UnternehmerTUM.

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July 23, 2020

Dr. Andreas Liebl in weltweite KI-Expertengruppe berufen

Garching bei München, 23. Juli 2020. Dr. Andreas Liebl, Leiter der appliedAI Initiative, einer führenden Initiative für die Anwendung von Künstlicher Intelligenz in Europa und ein Geschäftsführer von UnternehmerTUM in Garching bei München, wird Teil der Expertengruppe für Innovation und Kommerzialisierung im Rahmen der Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), einer weltweit agierenden Initiative zur Förderung einer verantwortungsvollen und menschenzentrierten Entwicklung und Nutzung Künstlicher Intelligenz.

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July 13, 2020

The TechFounders Accelerator Program Starts with its 12th Batch

Munich, July 13, 2020. Today is the kick-off of the 12th batch of the start-up accelerator program TechFounders. The Munich-based accelerator program of UnternehmerTUM, Europe's leading center for innovation and business creation, will host ten innovative technology start-ups over the next 20 weeks. Due to the current situation and regulations, the program’s first phase will be held virtually.

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June 26, 2020

Wirtschaft im 21. Jahrhundert neu denken

Garching bei München, 24. Juni 2020. Das derzeitige Wirtschaftssystem ist auf lineares Wachstum ausgerichtet und belastet die Umwelt durch übermäßige Ressourcenvergeudung. Hinzu kommen drängende, globale Herausforderungen wie Klimawandel, soziale Ungleichheit, Ressourcenknappheit oder rasantes Bevölkerungswachstum.

Wie können wir unser Wirtschaftssystem umstellen, um die drängenden, globalen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit zu lösen? Wie kann dieser Paradigmenwechsel gelingen? Darüber spricht Miki Yokoyama, Managing Partner von TechFounders bei der UnternehmerTUM, mit Prof. Dr. Martin Stuchtey, Experte für nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung und Geschäftsführer von SYSTEMIQ, einer Organisation, die sich vollständig dem Systemwandel verschrieben hat. Das Gespräch findet als Livestream im Rahmen der digitalen Event-Reihe U Talk des Innovations- und Gründerzentrums UnternehmerTUM statt.

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Media Coverage

June 29, 2020

Business Insider kürt UVC Partners zu einem der besten Venture-Capital-Unternehmen in Deutschland

Neue Studie: Das sind die besten Venture-Capital-Unternehmen in Deutschland

Business Insider

May 12, 2020

Ideengeber für etablierte Unternehmen

Start-ups gelten als Innovationstreiber und sind auch im Bereich der Kreislaufwirtschaft wegweisend. Das ist das Ergebnis einer Untersuchung von UnternehmerTUM Business Creators (UBC), dem Beratungszweig des Innovations- und Gründerzentrums UnternehmerTUM.

VDI Nachrichten

May 7, 2020

Wie Mittelständler gemeinsam die Start-up-Welt erobern

Handelsblatt über die Studie "Corporate Start-up Activities" von UVC Partners.


May 7, 2020


Die Abendschau des Bayerischen Rundfunks über die Initiative MiaGehnOnline zur Förderung des Bayerischen Einzelhandels.

Bayerischer Rundfunk

March 3, 2020

Zu wenig Künstliche Intelligenz: Was Deutschlands Gründern fehlt

Handelsblatt über die neuesten Erkenntnisse der Start-up-Landkarte 2020 von appliedAI


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