Evonik & TUM

Cooperation between Evonik Operations GmbH and Technical University of Munich (TUM)

TUMint is the orga­niza­tio­nal unit of the coope­ra­ti­on bet­ween Evo­nik Indus­tries AG and the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich, form­er­ly known as the “Cen­ter for Tech­no­lo­gy and Know­ledge Trans­fer (CTKT)”.

In this con­text, TUMint acts as an inter­me­dia­ry and com­pe­tent cont­act bet­ween Evo­nik Indus­tries AG and pro­fes­sors, sci­en­tists, high poten­ti­al, and pro­mi­sing start-ups at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich in all pro­ject pha­ses.

It con­ti­nuous­ly eva­lua­tes the spe­ci­fic needs of Evo­nik Indus­tries AG and, on this basis, pro­mo­tes the exch­an­ge of tech­no­lo­gies and ide­as, arran­ges joint natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal (rese­arch) pro­jects, redu­ces the admi­nis­tra­ti­ve bur­den on pro­ject part­ners and pro­vi­des access to talent and rele­vant start-ups.

In this way, it pro­mo­tes and inten­si­fies stra­te­gic coope­ra­ti­on bet­ween the two part­ners and enables the fas­ter crea­ti­on of inno­va­tions.

Our reference projects

Joint events and workshops

TUMint orga­ni­zes working dis­cus­sions, inno­va­ti­on work­shops with rese­ar­chers from Evo­nik and chair­hol­ders from the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich, and hosts joint col­lo­quia, forums and visits with inter­na­tio­nal par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on.

Research and innovation management

Within the frame­work of the coope­ra­ti­on, joint rese­arch pro­jects with high appli­ca­ti­on poten­ti­al and par­ti­cu­lar social rele­van­ce are initia­ted. The focus here is on new mate­ri­als and pro­ces­ses for appli­ca­ti­ons in the ener­gy sec­tor, medi­cal tech­no­lo­gy and pla­s­tics pro­ces­sing, for exam­p­le.

Start-up Scouting

TUMint arran­ges coope­ra­ti­ons with inno­va­ti­ve start-ups world­wi­de, also out­side  Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Mün­chen, and coor­di­na­tes joint pro­jects with tech­no­lo­gy foun­ders.

Continuous project and topic scouting

As a joint think tank, the coope­ra­ti­on eva­lua­tes inno­va­ti­on topics from a sci­en­ti­fic and eco­no­mic per­spec­ti­ve, iden­ti­fies future oppor­tu­ni­ties in spe­cial­ty che­mi­cals and deve­lo­ps new sys­tem solu­ti­ons.

Central contact

TUMint is the cen­tral cont­act for all coope­ra­ti­on topics bet­ween Evo­nik and the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich. It can be rea­ched via the fol­lo­wing email address: neuhofen@tum-international.com.