Your Access to Know-How, Technologies and Start-Ups - TU concept GmbH of TU Dortmund University

As part of TU Dortmund University's research campus and one of the largest technology parks in Europe, TU concept combines cutting-edge technology from science and innovative power from industry. Together with the Center for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET), we offer access to the latest innovations and knowledge from TU Dortmund University as well as the talents and start-ups of the region.

At this interface, new ideas are to be developed quickly, easily, technically and scientifically and tested on the market in a resilient manner. This is not a traditional consulting approach, but a new form of collaboration with the intention of developing cutting-edge technology and clever ideas, as well as introducing them to the market with speed and entrepreneurial courage.

6 Research Ideas, €30,000 in Prize Money.

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Transfer Consultation with TU Dortmund University

Cooperation plays a decisive role in successful knowledge transfer and entrepreneurial progress. It is therefore not without reason that companies of all sizes and sectors rely on the cooperation and expertise of universities.

In order to clarify your individual questions and find technical solutions to your problems, we are offering you a new format together with the Dortmund Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the CET: the transfer consultation hour.

You can find an overview of the main topics and how to register here: 

Transfer Consultation

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IMPACT PROGRAM - International Master’s Preparation and Cultural Transition Program

5 August to 27 September 2024

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Prepare the best for your Master's degree program in Data Science or Econometrics at TU Dortmund University with our IMPACT Program and benefit from a variety of academic and administrative support services.

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Our Service Modules

Drei Personen sitzen an einem Tisch der bedeckt ist mit Dokumenten und Laptops.


Innovation, digitalization and technology: Joint strategy development with scientists and start-ups.

Zwei Personen zeichnen den Gegenstand den die eine Person in der Hand hält und lehnen über dem Blatt Papier.


Establishing a common understanding of the concept - with concept.WORKSHOPS for more entrepreneurial thinking and action


New business models in 8 weeks - systematically reduce innovation risks with tu.CREATE

Eine Gruppe Studierende die in der Sonne auf Holzbänken sitzen


A new start-up support program at German universities: Mentoring and coaching by the CET, which has been awarded the title of Excellence Start-up Center.

Connected With the Region

The TU concept GmbH

TU concept GmbH is a subsidiary of TU Dortmund University and offers a broad portfolio of services to SMEs and German universities.

Based on our extensive experience and expertise in supporting technology-based start-up and transfer projects, we help companies to develop technological products, innovative services and digital business models.
Universities benefit from our experience in setting up start-up support programs and establishing successful start-up formats in Dortmund and at other German universities.

In addition to our scientific background, we offer agile and customer-oriented innovation services and focus on high implementation quality and speed.

More Than Just a Network

European Digital Innovation Hub Dortmund

We are shaping the digital future together: as the European Digital Innovation Hub Dortmund, we offer small and medium-sized companies from the Dortmund and Unna region support in their digital transformation. 

The Dortmund Innovation Center focuses on supporting companies in the application areas of logistics, manufacturing and production. With its infrastructure, it offers contact to funding providers as well as contact points for innovative companies and projects. This creates space for successful implementation. In the field of digitalization, the technological focus is on artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing, the Internet of Things, blockchain, sovereign data exchange and cyber-physical systems. 

Find out more on the EDIH-DO website

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