TUM Global Events

On this page, you can learn more about events organized by the TUM Global & Alumni Office together with strategic partners as well as about the events of our liaison officers in Brussels, Mumbai, Beijing, San Francisco, and São Paulo. Moreover, the TUM G&A invites TUM's international representatives and all interested parties of our university to the virtual information series TUM Global Spotlights – an informal, 30-minute exchange in German about news from TUM's international network.


October 27, 2021, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. via Zoom 

German Centres for Research and Innovation (DWIH) are platforms for promoting cooperation between German research institutions at selected international locations. Through the TUM Global liaison offices, TUM is a member of the DWIH Mumbai, New York, and São Paulo and actively shapes the content-related program work of the institutions.

This Spotlight provides insights into the work of DWIH, explains its importance for TUM, and outlines opportunities for cooperation for TUM members from science and administration.

Please note:
The log-in details are identical for each Spotlight. They can be found in the TUM Global Newsletter under the section TUM Global Events.

Thursday, October 28, 5:30 – 7 p.m. (Munich) | 8:30 – 10 a.m. (San Francisco)

Traditional wisdom tells entrepreneurs that going international is only for long-established companies with a proven track record. But great ideas don’t respect borders or traditional wisdom. Join TUM San Francisco and our panel of experts as they confront and wrestle with the issues surrounding the decision to take a startup international:

  • What factors play into the decision?
  • When is the right time for a startup to internationalize?
  • Does a startup need a foreign office or can it work through international partners?
  • How can a startup access venture capital on an international scale?

Come and hear from those who have already done it, and learn from their success. 


  • Prof. Hana Milanov, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Technical University of Munich
  • Maximilian Schmidt, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Kinexon Sports & Media GmbH
  • Max Menke, Founding Partner, GrowthX
  • Thomas J. Richter, Venture Partner, Expert Dojo

Everyone is welcome but this event may be of particular interest to
Anyone with an interest in the international entrepreneurship ecosystem

Register here.

For more details, please contact TUM San Francisco liaison officer Jeff Ouimet


Tuesday, November 9, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. PDT | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (CET)

Enrique Lin is an Associate in Asset Acquisition at BridgeBio, where he focuses on finding novel therapies for rare diseases and cancer, as well as creating paths to move those therapies from the bench to the clinic. He completed his postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Jennifer Doudna at UC Berkeley. Enrique was born and raised in Costa Rica until he turned 18, and a scholarship from the German government allowed him to study Engineering Physics at the Technische Universität München. He then pursued research in biophysics at the University of Cambridge, followed by a Ph.D. in BMB at the University of Pennsylvania in the lab of Dr. Shelley Berger. His research has focused on immunotherapy, epigenetics and genome editing. Enrique is also the co-founder of Caminos en Ciencia, a podcast that gives voice to challenges, success stories and lessons of Latin American scientists working in academia and industry, with the goal of providing role models for underrepresented communities.

Register here.

For more details, please contact TUM San Francisco liaison officer Jeff Ouimet.

Wednesday, November 10, 3 - 5 p.m. (CET)

In 2021, the EuroTech Universities Alliance celebrates its 10th anniversary. This year’s EuroTech High-level Event is the grand finale to the manifold activities that have been taking place throughout the year. Following the anniversary slogan “Empowering Society”, the event will explore the benefits and added value technology has for society. We will discuss the role of universities of science and technology for society, demonstrate what we can offer, and highlight our role in creating the jobs of the future and contributing to social sustainability. Society is at the center of our work; we work with and for citizens, tackle challenges they are facing, and use their input to constantly improve our work. 


  • Maja Horst, Professor of Responsible Technology, DTU
  • Eric Labaye, President, École Polytechnique 
  • Heidrun Mollenkopf, Vice-President, AGE Platform Europe
  • Robert-Jan Smits, President, Eindhoven University of Technology 
  • Anders Bjarklev, President, DTU
  • Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, Digital Education and International Cooperation, European Commission
  • Pirita Lindholm, Director of European Regions Research and Innovation Network
  • Eva Kaili, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament
  • Nina Korshunova, Co-Founder and CEO of DirectFEM
  • Nina Zuber, Studentin, TUM

Everyone is welcome but this event may be of particular interest to
TUM academic staff and the wider TUM family interested in a EU-driven political dialogue and the EuroTech Universities Alliance

Register here.

For more details, please contact TUM Brussels liaison officer Maria-Valerie Schegk.

November 12, 2021, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. via Zoom 

Next to research collaborations with partners from North America and Asia as well as student exchanges especially to English-speaking countries, Latin America is often overlooked. However, the region offers a lot of potential and interesting opportunities. 

In this Spotlight, we would like to discuss what we can do to make the region more accessible to researchers, students, and employees at TUM and to support projects in a targeted manner.

Please note:
The log-in details are identical for each Spotlight. They can be found in the TUM Global Newsletter under the section TUM Global Events.

Monday, November 15, 9 - 10:30 a.m. (Munich) │4 - 5:30 p.m. (Singapore)

Sustainable manufacturing is defined as the creation of manufactured products that use processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources, and are economically sound and safe for employees, communities, and consumers. How can lean manufacturing and industry 4.0 play a role towards sustainable manufacturing? Or is sustainable manufacturing just a buzzword? Join the TUM Asia Dialogue and find out how our experts think about this matter.


  • Dr. Markus Wächter, TUM Asia
  • Mr Kavickumar Muruganathan, Neste
  • Mr Holger Lindner, TÜV SÜD 
  • Mr Volker Schmid, FESTO Didactic 

Everyone is welcome but this event may be of particular interest to
Persons working in the field of sustainable energy

Login details

Zoom link: Join Zoom Session
Meeting ID: 983 4817 6705
Passcode: 767360

For more details, please contact the colleagues of TUM Asia.

Thursday, November 25, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon (Munich) | 3 - 4:30 p.m. (Mumbai)

The TUM Mumbai Dialogue is a panel session on German-Indian cooperation and global environmental risks. Miranda Schreurs, Professor of Climate and Environmental Studies and Dean of Studies from the TUM Department of Governance will chair the event.

According to the World Economic Forum report, the top five risks include extreme weather events, a failure to meet climate change mitigation and adaptation needs, natural disasters, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, and human-made environmental damage and disasters.

The panel session will bring together speakers from Germany and India who will share their perspectives on German-Indian relations and efforts to address various pressing environmental problems, including climate change and water management. These are critical themes for the Indo-German Partnership project supported by the DAAD and the UGC.


  • Prof. Miranda Schreurs, TUM School of Governance
  • Sabine Seidler, Head of Division, South Asia, Federal Foreign Office
  • Prof. D Parthasarathy, IIT Bombay, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan, IIT Madras, Indo-German Centre for Sustainability
  • Dr. Kirsten Jörgensen, FU Berlin, Department of Political and Social Sciences

Everyone is welcome but this event may be of particular interest to
Persons working in the climate and environment areas

Register here.

For more details, please contact TUM Mumbai liaison officer Mohaa Vyas


Friday, December 3, 9 - 10:30 a.m. (CET)

As part of the TUM Global Dialogue Series, TUM Beijing is organizing the second TUM-Tsinghua Talks on Innovation and Sustainability in cooperation with Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (Tsinghua SIGS).

The TUM Beijing Dialogue brings together companies, start-ups, and scientists from TUM and Tsinghua University to jointly address future challenges in the field of innovation and sustainability. The event consists of four presentations, a round table discussion, and a Q&A session and will take place as a Zoom webinar. 


  • Prof. Juliane Winkelmann, Senior Vice President International Alliances and Alumni, TUM
  • Prof. Helmut Schönenberger, Vice President Entrepreneurship, TUM
  • Prof. Hong Gao, Executive Dean, Tsinghua SIGS
  • Prof. Peter Russell, Dean of the Institute of Future Human Habitats (iFHH), Tsinghua SIGS
  • further speakers to be advised

Everyone is welcome but this event may be of particular interest to             
any TUM community member interested in innovation and sustainability as well as Chinese partners and organizations

Register here.

For more details, please contact TUM Beijing liaison officer Zhenshan Jin

Thursday, December 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Munich) |
7:30 – 9 a.m. (São Paulo) | 8:30 – 10 p.m. (Brisbane)

In this webinar, researchers of the Global Bioeconomy Alliance, founded in 2018 by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Queensland (UQ) and São Paulo State University (UNESP), will explore a return to the origins of food.

As we grapple with the global issue of food security and strive for a future that supports the quest for zero hunger, responsible consumption and production, and sustainable rural living, researchers unite in the need to harness new or revitalised nutrient rich food sources with the potential for broad health and nutrition applications. Using examples from three continents (Australia, Europe and South America), the speakers will present state-of-the-art research and discuss the future of food. 


  • Prof. Michael Rychlik, Analytical Food Chemistry, TUM 
  • Sören Metz, TUM São Paulo
  • Sally Wilson and Victoria Bick, Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship, UQ
  • Prof. Yasmina Sultanbawa, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, UQ
  • Prof. Robert Henry, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, UQ
  • Prof. Odair Fernandes, School of Agricultural and Veterinary Studies, UNESP
  • Further speakers to be confirmed

Everyone is welcome but this event may be of particular interest to
TUM academic staff and the wider TUM family interested in Australia, Brazil, and the field of food

Register here.

For more details, please contact TUM São Paulo liaison officer Sören Metz.