About TUM International GmbH
Welcome to TUM International GmbH
TUM International GmbH (TUMint) was established in 2007 as a 100% subsidiary of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), which ranks among Europe’s most outstanding universities in innovation and research.
TUMint is a leading provider, developer and operator of scientific sites, innovation ecosystems and knowledge & technology transfer hubs worldwide. TUMint accompanies its global partners as a consulting company and partner in transformation processes by exploring new, sustainable, and robust development paths through the tailored design of innovation ecosystems, knowledge and innovation-based industrial clusters, state of the art universities, and technology transfer centers.
In all its projects, TUMint commits to long-term, technology driven and sustainable development pathways to bring value to all stakeholders involved. In this process, customers benefit not only from a strong worldwide network of public, private, and academic partners, but also from a focus on quality and evidence-based processes. TUMint’s knowledge development efforts are guided by the principle of transferring know-how into practical applications and knowledge exchange platforms.
TUMint has itself a subsidiary, the TUMint·Energy Research GmbH, established to research and develop all-solid-state batteries – the next generation of storage technologies for a more sustainable use of energy.
Furthermore, TUMint has established a joint venture ACES (Asia Center of Excellence for Smart Technologies) to promote digitalization and industry 4.0 practices and know-how in Malaysia and the larger region. TUMint also sits on the board of GATE Garching (a start-up accelerator at the TUM) and KME Mittelstand (industry support association for SMEs).
TUMint’s goal is to deliver an impact in all its projects by helping its clients to promote education, advanced technology, digitalisation, and sustainability to advance inclusive industrial development.
TUM International — what sets us apart
Developer of integrated academic and scientific sites
TUM International is embedded in strong networks of academic institutions and business partners. It leverages institutional-level and ecosystem inter-dependencies to enable the development of entrepreneurial and engaged universities and complex innovation ecosystems.
Orchestrator of innovation ecosystems
With a deep understanding of the preconditions for dynamic innovation ecosystems, TUM International leverages stakeholder engagement tools and participatory methods to co-create ecosystems and roadmaps for action, and effective implementation.
Professional site developer of a leading European university
Partnering for scientific site development rather than just consulting
A cooperative approach is essential for the long-term success of a project. TUM International develops concepts and engages in implementation in close partnership with the client.
Project monitoring using societal impact-related indicators
TUM International creates measurable added value in the form of applied research and innovation outcomes, knowledge creation, sustainability impact, and employment opportunities.
Education and research as core drivers of regional development
TUM International builds synergies between academia and industry on- and off-campus. It provides holistic and customised solutions for scientific sites and innovation ecosystem to enhance spillover effects from collaboration.
To represent university-related interests, TUM International enters into equity investments and establish subsidiaries. The company is currently shareholder of KME — Kompetenzzentrum Mittelstand GmbH, Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum GmbH, TUMint.Energy Research GmbH and ACES — Asian Centre of Excellence for Smart Technologies.
TUMint-Energy Research GmbH is a non-profit, non-university and interdisciplinary research institution at the Garching research campus .
An international team is working on the research and development of solid-state batteries.
Research is conducted primarily on innovative battery technologies in the fields of materials science, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, physics and production technology.
The company is mainly financed by funds from the Free State of Bavaria.
gate is a technology and start-up center located in the Garching research campus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The center supports around 50 start-ups from the technology sector by providing suitable premises and intensive coaching during the start-up phase. Founders with an innovative idea, especially from the sectors CleanTech, AI, Industry 4.0, MedTech, IT, Virtual & Augmented Reality or Robotics, meet like-minded people in gate.
TUM International GmbH is one of six shareholders of gate.
KME — Kompetenzzentrum Mittelstand GmbH is a joint company of vbm — Verband der Bayerischen Metall- und Elektroindustrie e. V. and TUM International GmbH. The center identifies the research and innovation needs of the metal and electrical industry (M+E industry) and carries out cross-company research projects. KME cooperates with renowned research institutes and universities. The services of KME also include the promotion of exchange between research, science and industry as well as the dissemination of research results.
The “Asia Center of Excellence for Smart Technologies” (ACES) implements digitalization technologies in line with the Industry 4.0 standard throughout the Southeast Asian region.
The center is jointly established and operated by TUM International GmbH and the East Coast Economic Regional Development Council (ECERDC). In particular, the focus is on digitizing Malaysia’s education sector, industrial infrastructure, mobility sector and logistics, and agriculture.
TUMint’s ultimate goal is to inspire and enable people and organizations globally to unleash innovation for the public good and empower a better future.
Going beyond consulting TUMint promotes and shapes innovation ecosystems through co-creation. Its approach relies on developing true partnerships and tailor-made solutions for our clients. Thereby TUMint engages in an agile journey.