TUM Innovation Networks: Promoting pioneering spirit and transdisciplinary research

Transdisciplinary teams, collective creativity, new ideas - and the freedom to pursue them: We investigate groudbreaking research questions and explore high-potential innovation fields at the interfaces of the classical disciplines.

Our last new projects

Three TUM Innovation Networks - CoConstruct, EarthCare and GoTransTech, were launched on October 1st, 2022. With these three new initiatives, TUM reaffirms its leadership in the cutting-edge fields of engineering and strengthens its holistic approach by incorporating economics, humanities and social sciences.

Another innovation network was also launched in September 2023. ReTruSt deals with the important topic of cybersecurity.



Creative transdisciplinary projects

In the TUM Innovation Networks, Principal Investigators (PIs) work closely together on a transdisciplinary basis to explore new fields of research and make early progress in shaping critical mass for future innovation hotspots. They pave the way for new connections between our Schools and Departments.

TUM supports each of these transdisciplinary initiatives for four years. The Innovation Network teams consist of as many as ten doctoral candidates and postdocs in addition to the PIs. Each project has an overall scope of approximately 3 million euros. The TUM Innovation Networks are a central component of our Excellence Strategy TUM Agenda 2030.