The best ideas from the entrepreneurial university

With the TUM IdeAward, the Zeidler Research Foundation, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and UnternehmerTUM, Europe’s leading centre for innovation and start-up, annually award outstanding ideas and technologies with market potential. For the IdeAward 2018, 50 business ideas were submitted, on November 28, the ten most promising concepts will be presented at the award ceremony and the three best will receive awards. This year’s keynote will be given by Facebook Europe CEO Martin Ott.

The TUM IdeAward presents the upcoming stars of the start-up scene. In the last year the first place went to KEWAZO and their idea of a AI-controlled elevator system for the construction industry. The team had met at the interdisciplinary practical course THINK.MAKE.START of TUM and UnternehmerTUM and founded their company in TUM´s incubator. KEWAZO was also successful in the TUM’s „US Venture Program“, where they got the chance to present their business idea in Silicon Valley and to establish important contacts. In the meantime, the start-up has raised a total of over one million euros from international investors and, with the support of DAX-listed partners, has developed a prototype that is close to entering the market.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 6 pm at the

Audimax of the Technical University of Munich, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich


6 p.m.: Keynote by Martin Ott, Managing Director Central Europe Facebook
7 p.m.: Pitch of the 10 best teams & award ceremony
7:30 p.m.: Ideas fair & networking with buffet & drinks

The event will be held in English.



Image: Benz/TUM

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