TUM Innovation Networks

Collaboration across disciplines and academic cultures with top researchers and young talents

Together with TUM ForTe and TUM-IAS, IGSSE hosts the Innovation Networks, which foster transdisciplinary teams and collective creativity. TUM Innovation Networks aim at supporting young talents with innovative research projects. Thereby, they align with "TUM Agenda 30", an intergral element of the TUM excellence strategy.

The Innovation Networks involve three phases. The application process is the first phase and calls for creative project ideas that are submitted by interdisciplinary TUM teams. In the second phase, the teams are in the process of further developing their ideas with exploratory workshops at IAS. Based on the outcome of these workshops, the president makes the final funding decision which starts the third phase.

In the third phase, IGSSE comes into play and we are happy to serve as a supportive function for the selected project teams. The doctoral candidates will complete their degree at IGSSE and receive a suitable training with the qualification program. For the first round of Innovation Networks, three networks have been selected: 

  • Neurotech
  • RISE

More about the projects can be found at the Innovation Networks website.