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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 300 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 gGmbH 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

September 28, 2022

Fünf Lehren aus fünf Jahren Digital Hub Mobility

Aus den vergangenen fünf Jahren hat das Team des Digital Hub Mobility fünf Lehren gezogen, die als Best Practice anderen Mobilitätsverantwortlichen dienen können.

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September 20, 2022

SaaS Start-up paretos erweitert Seed-Runde auf 10 Millionen Euro

Decision-Intelligence-Plattform made in Germany: SaaS Start-up paretos erweitert Seed-Runde auf 10 Millionen Euro

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September 12, 2022

Das Bayerische Justizministerium und UnternehmerTUM gründen "Legal Tech Colab"

Auf Initiative des bayerischen Justizministers Georg Eisenreich haben das Bayerische Justizministerium und UnternehmerTUM das "Legal Tech Colab" gegründet. Das Bayerische Justizministerium fördert die Initiative mit bis zu einer Million Euro pro Jahr.

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September 7, 2022

Connected Engineering Pionier Elise sammelt 14,5 Millionen Euro ein

Das Bremer Start-up Elise hat mit 14,5 Millionen Euro erfolgreich die Series A-Finanzierungsrunde abgeschlossen. Die Gesamtsumme wird von Hauptinvestor Spark Capital gemeinsam mit den Investoren UVC Partners, BMW i Ventures, Cherry Ventures und Venture Stars bereitgestellt.

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August 1, 2022

Dr. Andreas Liebl, Leiter der appliedAI-Initiative Neue KI-Achse in Süddeutschland UnternehmerTUM und Innovation Park Artificial Intelligence starten Zusammenarbeit

Mit der appliedAI-Initiative wollen UnternehmerTUM, Europas größtes Zentrum für Innovation und Gründung mit Sitz in München, und der Innovation Park Artificial Intelligence (IPAI) in Heilbronn ihre gemeinsame Vision verwirklichen: Europas Innovationskraft im Bereich Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) aktiv gestalten und zu bekannten internationalen Institutionen - beispielsweise OpenAI - aufschließen.

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Media Coverage

September 19, 2022

„Die Gründer profitieren von 20 Jahren Know-how“ - Interview mit Dr. Stefan Blenk, Managing Director des Legal Tech Colab.

Auf Initiative des bayerischen Justizministers Georg Eisenreich haben das Bayerische Justizministerium und UnternehmerTUM das „Legal Tech Colab“ gegründet. Das Bayerische Justizministerium fördert die Initiative mit bis zu 1 Mio. EUR pro Jahr.

Venture Capital Magazin

September 14, 2022

Tech universities are helping Europe’s venture ecosystem mature

A number of top technical universities have launched incubators for deep-tech innovations, with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) practically becoming a venture capital ecosystem of its own.|

Venture Capital Journal

August 24, 2022

Deutschlands Start-up-Papst

Deutschland soll zu einer der weltweit führenden Start-up-Nationen aufsteigen. Den Weg dorthin ebnen könnten Gründerzentren nach dem Vorbild der UnternehmerTUM GmbH aus München. So jedenfalls will es ihr charismatischer Chef. Die Liste der Erfolge ist länger als man denkt.


August 8, 2022

Der Makerspace Garching

Einige der größten technischen Innovationen sind in Garagen entstanden, zumindest in den USA. MakerSpace in Garching, nördlich von München, ist die Alternative zum heimischen Bastelraum - eine öffentlich zugängliche, hoch professionelle Hightech-Werkstatt. Ein idealer Ort für Macher, Ideen und Innovationen zu realisieren.

BR Fernsehen

August 2, 2022

Vision von Europas Leuchtturm für Künstliche Intelligenz

Heilbronn und München – zwischen den beiden Städten soll eine Achse für Künstliche Intelligenz entstehen, die sich an der internationalen Konkurrenz misst. Hinter dem Projekt stehen bekannte Namen.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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