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

October 2019, EuroTech Universities' Workshop on EU funding opportunities in Digital Health

October 15, 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).

On March 15, a workshop on EU funding possibilities in the area Digital Health will be organized in Brussels. The workshop is part of a series of workshops in the focus area Health & Bioengineering. 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, please contact: Maria-Valerie Schegk


EuroTech Universities High Level Event 2019: Engineering (for) Europe's Future

With its political leadership and policy priorities under review, Europe is at a crossroads in 2019. Pushing the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moderating technological progress is crucial in finding sustainable solutions to the major challenges which society is facing today. Education is key in fostering a future generation that can promote the smart, sustainable and socially acceptable use of new technologies. Recognising the role of young talent, the Commission president-elect gave a strong signal in the right direction when recently unveiling her plans to bring education, research and innovation under one roof. Coinciding with the arrival of the new Commissioners and the EU’s discussion on future policy priorities, our event will stimulate a timely debate on the potential of future engineering science and education – and the implications for European policies and programmes.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Thomas Hofmann, Incoming President of Technical University of Munich and the EuroTech Universities Alliance
  • Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Senior Vice President & Group CTO, Total
  • Andreas Goll Rossau, Vice President of Polyteknisk Forening Student Union, Technical University of Denmark
  • Pierre Dillenbourg, Full Professor Computer-Human Interaction Lab for learning and instruction, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Manager of EdTechCollider
  • Yvonne de Kort, Full Professor and Chair of Environmental Psychology of Human-Technology Interaction, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Uri Sivan, Incoming President of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology 

Next to the panel debate there will be an interactive showcase of succesful student teams from all EuroTech partner Universities. For TUM the TUM|Hyperloop team, four time winner of the Space X Hyperloop Pod Competition, will participate.  

More information and details fore registration, please find here



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