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LMU Founder Survey

We want to better understand the start-up activities at LMU!


Breakthrough innovation and start-ups are built on a foundation of excellent research. As one of the strongest research universities in Europe LMU connects outstanding faculty and students. This makes LMU a conducive environment for groundbreaking innovation, leading to the establishment of renowned companies over the past decades. With numerous resident Dax corporations and a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem, Munich has become a hub for highly innovative companies and start-ups.

To better understand the start-up activities at LMU, the LMU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (LMU IEC) in cooperation with the Unit for Research and Technology Transfer/Spin-off Service, is conducting a survey among LMU’s current and former students, staff, and researchers/faculty with experience and/or interest in start-up activities. Among other things, the survey is seeking information about founders, their experiences, and expectations. The survey
closes on July 15th, 2022.
Input gathered through the survey will support the continued development of start-up support programs at LMU and inform relevant stakeholders (e.g. public funding agencies, benchmark surveys, etc.).

The survey is organized by Prof. Dr. Jelena Spanjol (Head Institute for Innovation Management, Chair LMU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center), Christoph Zinser (Head Spin-off Service and Deputy Head Unit for Research & Technology Transfer), and Dr. Gisa Todt (Head Knowledge Management, LMU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center).

If you have questions regarding the survey, please feel free to contact Dr. Gisa Todt (todt@lmu.de).

About the LMU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (LMU IEC)

The LMU IEC is a university-level academic unit at LMU that promotes innovative thinking and entrepreneurship. With its research, teaching, and start-up support programs, the LMU IEC assists with translating research results into real-world applications. The aim of LMU IEC's activities is to enable students and scientists to create innovations based on their scientific findings to create a holistic and positive impact on society.

LMU Spin-off Service (Unit for Research and Technology Transfer)
The LMU Spin-off Service in the Unit for Research and Technology Transfer supports scientists, students, doctoral students, and graduates of LMU who wish to start a business or become self-employed from within the university. The focus is on spin-offs based on research results. Services include individual consulting, support during the start-up process, funding advice, and assistance with drafting business plans. For further information and contact, click here.