We are the driving force for the strategic development of Munich’s innovation ecosystem, connecting and enabling the key stakeholders and elevating Munich’s unique profile nationally and internationally. We put the spotlight on Munich and its dynamic and ever-evolving high-tech region by bringing together our strong network to foster the exchange between industry, science, government, startups, and ecosystem players for the entrepreneurial and innovation exchange in, from and for Munich.
The MUC SUMMIT GmbH, initiated by UnternehmerTUM GmbH, Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship gGmbH, and German Entrepreneurship GmbH in 2015, has established itself as the Munich ecosystem’s main partner and facilitator of high-level networking opportunities by hosting events and workshops such as MUST – The Munich Summit and MUST Satellites: MUST 3D Printing and MUST Healthcare.
Munich’s innovative, open-minded, and diverse community brings together international young talents, startups, and established companies to co-create scalable innovation striving towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
This unique blend of academia, industry, startups, government, science and society offers a unique high-tech based ecosystem in one of the most livable cities in the world.
Based on the experience and the network of MUST, we implemented a new strategy process in 2019 to push the development of Munich’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem forward. As ecosystem builders and connectors in the entrepreneurial and innovation scene, we focused on a cross-sectoral network with an active and coordinated innovation community. We organized and orchestrated three workshops with around 45 C-level participants from government, industry, academia, and startups.
Munich combines the headquarters and strategic locations of many DAX companies and multinationals like BMW, Google, Allianz, IBM, Siemens, Intel under one roof. The metropolitan city is the root of success for some of the world’s most renowned and forward-thinking companies.
Munich is establishing itself as an economic hotspot not only for now, but for decades to come. For this endeavor, Germany’s most livable city can rely on its superb infrastructure, buzzing city center, open-minded culture, and let’s not forget, its absolutely stunning natural surroundings.
Thriving and growing. Having successfully activated numerous new businesses, Bavaria’s startup programs with their special focus on Munich play an important role, built on a rich network of multiple prestigious business accelerators, entrepreneurship centers, incubators, and co-working spaces.
Another bonus: Munich is home to various startup and corporate events, workshops and conferences like Bits & Pretzels or MUST – The Munich Summit. Together with the digital and eco-friendly infrastructure, it’s the place to be for any startup.
Leading in research. With nearly 15,000 patents a year and top institutions like the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, we provide the perfect foundation for research and development. Munich is proud to be home to international, world-class universities developing highly-qualified talent with an entrepreneurial mindset like the Technical University of Munich, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the University of Applied Sciences Munich.
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Leading tech-hub in Germany. Munich is paving the way with excellent infrastructure and technological resources, making it a major tech hotspot with many subsectors like aerospace, artificial intelligence, biotech, health, insuretech, mobility, and smart city.
Moreover, several hubs have chosen Munich for its environment that encourages startups and companies to connect and exchange in their field of business, pushing each other forward.