TUM and UnternehmerTUM open new Entrepreneurship Center

Photo: Marcus Ebner

Photo: Marcus Ebner

EuroTech Universities Alliance partner, Technische Universität München (TUM) and its affiliated institute UnternehmerTUM opened a new Entrepreneurship Centre on its Garching Campus. A unique and forward-looking model in Europe, the Entrepreneurship Centre offers technology oriented enterprise foundations support and advice along the whole entrepreneurial life cycle, from the first idea until the growing phase of the enterprise. Opened on 8 May, TUM and UnternehmerTUM concentrate all their support for business founders under one roof, including foundation consultants and working space for start-ups. With its professorships and a 1.500m² big high-tech workshop called Maker Space where students can work on their prototypes and small series production, the TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute completes the alliance between research, education and practical exercise.

The EuroTech Universities are at the forefront of fostering both excellent research and the transformation of new knowledge into innovative products and services. Their entrepreneurship activities cover the entire value chain from awareness raising, education and training to knowledge creation and patent applications, business development and investment in stat-ups. On 29 June, the Alliance will hold its next High Level Event onthe topic of entrepreneurship at the prestigious Bibliotheque Solvay. Under the title “Nurturing the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow – A Central Role for Europe’s Universities”, the panellists, representing the EuroTech Universities, industry, the European Commission and a young entrepreneur will discuss the main challenges in fostering more entrepreneurship in Europe. You can find more information about the event here: http://eurotech-universities.eu/event-29-june-2015/

Furthermore, in 2014 the Alliance launched its joint “European Venture Programme”, funding by the ERASMUS+ project. The programme offers students and scientists exclusive access to the entrepreneurship expertise and networking resources available at the four EuroTech Universities. More information on the programme can be found here: http://eurotech-universities.eu/innovation-and-entrepreneurship/#european+venture+programme