TU Munich considers itself an entrepreneurial university and proactively promotes start-ups among its scientists and students. Research findings from the fields of civil, geo and environmental engineering particularly often become the basis of successful spin-offs.
"Especially for engineers, self-employment presents an attractive way to successfully implement new, innovative ideas and to shape one's own professional career. I recommend that anyone at our Department interested in starting a business take advantage of the diverse qualification and consulting services at UnternehmerTUM and TUM in order to write their own success story."
Prof. Dr. sc. tech. (ETH) Daniel Straub, Start-Up Ambassador at the Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering
accu:rate offers software that can be used to simulate crowd flow dynamics in the run-up to events. By running through different variants, possible problems with evacuations, for example, can be identified early and mitigated. The software uses an agent-based model that takes into account people’s decision-making autonomy.
The FEMopt Studios GmbH offers services and software development in the fields of structural analysis and structural optimization. The structural optimization methods reflect the state of the art in university research. They are developed in cooperation with the Chair of Structural Analysis of the Technische Universität München.
ffr Engineering was founded 2012 and is since then under private ownership and operation by Felix Frischmann (B.Eng. Civil Engineering & M.Sc. Computational Mechanics). The key expertise of ffr Engineering circles around engineering and IT solutions and services in the area of geometric pre-processing, modelling, FEM mesh generation, numerical simulation and digital product design.
KM-Turbulenz GmbH was founded 2005 as spin-off of the science work at the chair of hydromechanics. The newest technical developments in the fields of simulation of turbulances are worked with.
matrics engineering GmbH is a technology-oriented TU Munich spin-off company of the Chair of Concrete Structures and develops innovative civil engineering products made of new materials such as ultra-high performance concrete and fibre-reinforced plastics (e.g. hybrid anchorage technology).
Joachim Stieda and Casimir Katz developed the idea for their own company as students involved in a research project to create a computer programme for the non-linear calculation of bridge piers (called "TOP") at the Technical University of Munich.
Company profiles and other successful TUM-Start-ups, see: Companies founded A-Z
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