TUM ForTe – TUM Office for Research and Innovation

The TUM Office for Research and Innovation (TUM ForTe) is the first point of contact and the central coordinating body for any form of cooperation between the business and research sectors, research funding support and technology transfer at TUM.


Research Funding Support

National Research Funding Support

Our National Research Funding Experts offer information on funding opportunities from the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German government, the state of Bavaria and a large number of foundations.

International Research Funding Support

TUM’s International Research Support Team/ the EU Office provides information on EU Research Programs as well as other international funding opportunities. We support research during the application phase (e.g. to form a consortium) and provide strategic advice.

Informationen about the TUM Seed Fund for the preparation of  Coordinated Programmes (DFG) with TUM as the lead coordinator, the Coordination of EU Projects and ERC-Grants.

TUM Talent Factory for Postdocs

The TUM Talent Factory is the point of contact for talented young researchers and supports research assistants, post-doctoral students and junior research group leaders from Germany and abroad in establishing their academic and scientific careers at TUM.

Research and Commercial Cooperations

Our team for cooperation between the business and research sectors provides assistance to scientists and scholars at TUM in gearing their research projects with outside research or business partners toward the university’s strategic development goals. We also act as a point of contact between scientists and scholars at TUM, businesses, universities and non-university research facilities.

Technology Transfer

Patents and Licenses

TUM Patents and Licenses advises scientists on issues relating to utilizing their inventions, particularly with regards to patent and licensing matters.


TUMentrepreneurship is dedicated to promote technology-based, growth-oriented start-ups. 

The ForTe team is happy to advise you on any questions you may have!

Research funding and technology transfer at Technical University of Munich
Technical University of Munich
80290 Munich, Germany

Office address:
Arcisstraße 21
80333 Munich, Germany
Telephone +49 (0)89/289-25236
Fax +49 (0)89/289-28381