Knowledge & Technology Transfer
Knowledge and technology transfer and management of innovation-oriented projects
Close collaboration between companies and universities is an essential foundation for an innovation-driven economy. TUM International leverages its expertise to identify appropriate research partners and to facilitate innovation and technology transfer projects, for example with renowned multinational enterprises such as Siemens and Evonik.
Therefore, the work of TUM International goes far beyond the mere direct matching of research partners for bilateral exchange or research projects. It also supports the establishment of clusters of expertise on relevant research topics and provides a platform for participants to establish new collaborations by organising conferences and workshops. In addition, TUM International manages and promotes high-level industry-academia & research-government exchanges to sustainably strengthen long-term strategic cooperation and harness synergies.
Where appropriate, other stakeholders such as startups, regional development agencies, foundations, or civil society are integrated into innovative cooperation strategies. As such, TUM International optimally tailors various platforms for knowledge and technology transfer to the individual objective and needs. Some of our reference partners are Siemens and Evonik.
Our Reference Projects
Technical Assistance to the CABEI Climate Change Investment Project Preparation Fund | SICA Region and Colombia
In 2022, CABEI launched its first Climate Change Investment Fund for the SICA region and Colombia. TUMint developed the call for proposals and provided technical assistance to public entities preparing projects focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
ECO Industrial Park Network for the Alpine Regions — Exploiting the Smart and Circular Economy (ECOLE)
The ECOLE project supports industrial parks in the Alpine region in their transition to more circular economy and sustainability. It provides tools, strategies, recommendations and knowledge sharing within the network.
The German Center for Future Mobility (DZM) is intended to contribute to the further development of Germany as a mobility location into an internationally visible pioneer for the mobility of the future. In doing so, the DZM orchestrates a network structure that bundles cross-modal and intersectoral capacities and resources and creates new ones in a targeted manner.
Founded in 2012, ZD Automotive is a limited liability company under German law based in Großmehring near Ingolstadt and offers products and technical services for vehicle infotainment systems, connectivity, ADAS and autonomous driving.
On 18.12.2020, ZD Automotive concluded a cooperation agreement with TUM International GmbH.
Together with Siemens, TUM International GmbH (TUMint) manages the Siemens Research and Innovation Ecosystem (RIE) Munich, which emerged from the Siemens Center of Knowledge Interchange (CKI) at TUM. The lead university is TUM.
Since 2015, TUM International has operated the cooperation office of the program formerly known as “Center of Technology and Knowledge Transfer (CTKT)”, which creates and optimizes synergies between Evonik Operations GmbH and Technische Universität München (TUM).