Patents and Licences

TUM ForTe Patents and Licenses (P&L) is your contact point for all questions and processes related to IP (intellectual property) at TUM. P&L manages patent application processes, is in charge of TUM's IP portfolio and is responsible for negotiating IP regulations on behalf of TUM.

Services for inventors

Find out about the range of services we offer for questions on inventions and IP rights.

Fast-Track model for start-ups

The TUM Fast Track Model makes the spin-off process fast and efficient.

Technology Funding: grants

Overview of funding opportunities for start-ups and inventors.

Teaching and events

For students and employees: we offer a comprehensive programme to make you fit in dealing with intellectual property!

Forms and booklets

Find here all important documents and information on inventions and patents.

TUM IP Policy

As Entrepreneurial University, innovation and technology transfer is the key to a successful future for society.

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