TUM Brussels

Since 2012, TUM has maintained a Liaison Office in the EU capital. The main objectives of TUM Brussels are related to the European research, education and innovation agenda.

  • Facilitating and consolidating TUM participation in EU funding programs and initiatives, especially as coordinating institution
  • Intelligence and knowledge brokering: on-site cooperation with EU institutions and key stakeholders
  • Raising TUM's profile on EU and European level, including joint initiatives with Alliance partners
  • Strengthening collaboration: with the EuroTech partners and other European stakeholders
  • Facilitating access: local support for visits and meetings in Brussels for TUM researchers and staff

The Liaison Officer in Brussels works closely together with the EU office of TUM ForTe, the team of TUM International Center and, based on the topic, with the different departments and chairs of TUM. TUM Brussels is integrated in the Brussels Office of the EuroTech Universities Alliance, which officially opened in 2012.

TUM is a founding member of this strategic partnership of four leading Universities of Science and Technology in Europe: EPFL, DTU, TU Eindhoven and TUM. Their intensive collaborations across research, education & innovation support the EU’s goals of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Together, the partners position themselves with a strong voice in the discussion regarding the changing research, education and innovation landscape in Europe.

TUM Brussels is one of six liaison offices in addition to Beijing, Cairo, Mumbai, San Francisco and São Paulo. Already in 2002, TUM established its own offshore campus TUM Asia in Singapore. The expansion of a global presence is part of the initiative TUM Global, a core piece of TUM’s institutional strategy which was a part of TUM's successful application within the German Excellence Initiative.


  • Facilitation and support of EU research proposals with a EuroTech core consortium
  • Consulting of researchers and university administration on EU topics (e.g. H2020 work programme, policies, PPPs etc.)
  • Knowledge brokering and information management
  • Agenda setting
  • Logistical support in Brussels

Events 2019

March 2019, President Herrmann speaks on EUA event about 'The Role of Universities in Innovation Ecosystems'

March 8, Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union 

The European Universities Alliances organizes an event on 'The Role of Universities in Innovation Ecosystems' in Brussels on 8 March. Together with the President of Aalto University Ilkka Niemelä, and high-level representatives of teh European Commission, TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann will discuss his experience of TUM being a crucial actor of the regional innovation hub in Munich.

April 2019, EuroTech Universities' Workshop on EU funding opportunities in Smart & Urban Mobility

April 1-2, Brussels

The joint Brussels office of the EuroTech Universities Alliance facilitates the establishment of competitive consortia for different funding instruments within the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (H2020).

From April 1-2, a workshop on EU funding possibilities in the area of Smart & Urban Mobility will be organized in Brussels. The workshop is part of a series of workshops in the area of Smart & Urban Mobility. Participating researchers will get an overview of call within the current work programmes of H2020 and on the future priorities of FP9. Goal of the workshop is to facilitate joint proposals for EU funding

For more information contact Marie-Valerie Schegk.

April 2019, EuroTech Event to discuss a future research and innovation mission on cancer

4th of April, 16.00-19.00, Palace of the Academies, Brussels

On 4 April 2019, the EuroTech Universities Alliance is organising an evening event to discuss a potential future EU research and innovation mission on cancer. In preparation for the potential mission, the EuroTech Universities Alliance has invited a diverse group of leading experts in cancer and health technologies across its member universities to develop some key recommendations

For more information, please contact: Maria-Valerie Schegk



European Venture Programme

The European Venture Programme offers 20 young startups exclusive access to the entrepreneurship expertise and networking resources available at the four EuroTech Universities. The intensive 12-day programme (seven days beginning of summer, and five days end of summer) takes entrepreneurs on a journey to four different ecosystems, where a mix of thematic workshops, company visits and public pitching competitions will enable the startups to grow their business beyond borders. This unique opportunity, offered to five startups from each technical university (DTU, EPFL, TU/e and TUM), is funded by the four partner universities.

More info about the application process and the start of the next round of the Programme can be found on the website of the EuroTech Universities Alliance.

EuroTech PostDoc Programme

The EuroTechPostdoc Programme is a postdoctoral fellowship programme for young experienced researchers who have already demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of research. It provides its fellows exceptional international research and career development opportunities to promote their outstanding individual potential into a distinct, innovative and competitive profile of a researcher. The four universities of the EuroTech Universities Alliance will grant 80 fellowships divided over two calls for experienced researchers.

Per call, each university grants ten fellowships for a 24-month period to collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects across the Alliance. Applicants may apply within one of the five focus research areas of the EuroTech Universities Alliance: Health & Bioengineering Smart & Urban Mobility Data Science & Engineering High Performance Computing Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Further information about the EuroTech PostDoc Programme and its application process