TUM Technology Transfer

Ideas and inventions developed by the Technical University Munich (TUM) are key contributors to technological and social progress. The department for Technology Transfer of the TUM ForTe Office for Research and Innovation establishes ties between the industry and researchers from TUM.

A vital part of these activities is the commercialization of ideas and inventions developed by TUM researchers, which is managed according to the TUM IP policy. In most cases, the commercialization is executed alongside an exploitation partner who further fosters the integration of the technology and/or develops a new product, procedure, service, process or tool.

TUM Patents and Licenses actively markets technologies in many different fields and is responsible for the negotiation of contracts (confidentiality clause, options and licensing as well as takeover agreements) on behalf of the TUM. Current technologies available for commercialization can be viewed here. TUM Patents and Licensens welcomes any enquiry or discussion with interested parties.

Questions about IPR, Inventions, Patents and Licenses?

Every Monday, TUM ForTe P&L offer the possibility for local consultations in Garching (Patentsprechstunde). 

You find us in the TUM Entrepreneurship Center, Office 2038

Individual appointments can be scheduled with the respective contact persons. Furthermore, you are welcome to visit us spontaneously on Mondays directly at the Entrepreneurship Center for assistance.

Contact persons and focus areas:

Elke Achhammer

Main focus: Computer science, mathematics & physics, but also other questions about inventions & patents.

On-site on every first Monday of the month

Tel.: +49 89 289 25228
achhammer@zv.tum.de

Dr. Katja Siegers

Main focus: Mechanical Engineering, but also other questions about inventions & patents.

On-site on every third Monday of the month

Tel.: +49 89 289 22607
siegers@zv.tum.de

Dr. Grit Kummerlöwe

Main focus: Mechanical Engineering, but also other questions about inventions & patents.

On-site on every secoond Monday of the month

Tel.: +49 89 289 25230
kummerloewe@zv.tum.de

Dr. Philipp Merkl

Main focus: Chemistry, SG, EDU, WI, GOV, but also other questions about inventions & patents.

On-site on every forth Monday of the month

Tel.: +49 89 289 22649
merklp@zv.tum.de