Innovation Networks

The three most innovative project ideas, selected in a competitive process from among 32 proposals submitted in 2020, have been launched as TUM Innovation Networks on April 1, 2021. They address the development of novel materials using machine learning (ARTEMIS), the diagnosis and treatment of psychological illnesses using Artificial Intelligence (AI) (NEUROTECH), and investigation of the nature of life using chemical and biophysical experiments in combination with AI and robotics.
Among 13 submitted project outlines, eXprt and NextGenDrugs were selected for their high innovative approaches and future potential in the fields of neuroscience, biology and chemistry. These two TUM Innovation Networks deal with therapy and prevention for people with motor impairments and with the development of new drugs.

How does an Innovation Network work?

Seven to ten Principal Investigators (PIs) and up to ten PhDs/Postdocs work together in each TUM Innovation Network.

The International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) follows the Innovation Networks throughout their project lifetime of 4 years.

A mid-term review is carried out after two years by the IGSSE in collaboration with the TUM Innovation Networks Board and selected experts. The review helps the project team and young scientists define focus areas, further strengthen the TUM Innovation Network and define its strategic direction.