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TUM ranked best start-up promoter in Germany

TUM has once again been ranked number 1 among the major universities in Germany by the new "Gründungsradar" ("Start-up Radar") and is praised for having a "deeply engrained start-up culture with this comprehensive, long-term strategy".

At the Technical University of Munich (TUM) students and researchers receive optimum support when founding their own companies. This conclusion was confirmed by the new "Gründungsradar" ("Start-up Radar") of the business community's innovation agency for the German science system.


The Entrepreneurship Center plays a major role in TUM's entrepreneurial ecosystem. It offers teams willing to take the step into entrepreneurialism a wide range of support services for all phases of the start-up, from management training to team-building workshops, from advice on requesting financial support to Executive MBAs. Students learn first-hand about the latest scientific advances on how start-ups can be successful: they're only a few doors away from the researchers in the TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute. A large number of professors are also active as mentors, and there is a close-knit support network among entrepreneurial experts.

The Entrepreneurship Center is also home to UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation & Business Creation, which operates its own venture capital fund. Start-up founders from a variety of industries can exchange ideas in the center's accelerator programs or in Europe's largest public high-tech workshop, the "MakerSpace", while building prototypes. And the first "Techfest Munich" last fall attracted 300 engineers, hackers and designers from throughout Europe and the USA.

Students and alumni of the Executive MBA in Innvoation & Business Creation have the priviledge to take advantage of both the offerings of TUM and UnternehmerTUM and contribute to TUM's great success in the startup field. For more information on the "Gründerradar" study, please see here.