Why Munich Germany‘s industrial tech hub plus a vibrant start-up ecosystem


An excellent quality of life, the industrial tech hub Germany‘s plus a fully loaded start-up ecosystem – the Bavarian Capital Munich has it all! Bavaria’s capital city Munich is one of Europe’s top science and technology hubs, boasting a strong start-up community, industry led cooperation, significant flows of venture capital, and multiple start-up accelerators.



Numerous global players and leading German technology companies have headquarters based in Munich, making it easier than ever for start-ups to partner and do business
with a variety of technological industries. As a global industrial player, Munich Hub connects start-ups with multinationals like Microsoft, Google, and Intel, as well as 30% of DAX companies such as BMW, Siemens, Allianz, and Adidas.

Public and private investments in the knowledge-based entrepreneurship sector amount to € 375 million for R&D from private funds and € 77.3 million for cutting-edge research from public funds. This results in 15,000 patents a year and helps jumpstart around 580,000 small- and middle-sized enterprises.



On top of that, Munich is a “Top-5 Life Quality” city globally and Germany’s most livable city according to the Mercer Research 2016. The Munich metropolitan area is home to 5.8 million people and has the strongest economy of any German city.

Hanna, Mona, Elisabet, Swaroop, Jakob, Daniel NEOLEXON

“Exist is an excellent program to make your innovation ready for market and to prepare for investors. We were impressed how much support we got from institutions and the start-up network in Munich. Definitely a great opportunity!”

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Julia, Bastian BONAVAL

“Thanks to our EXIST-Scholarship we had the opportunity to work on our business idea, develop our product and win our first customers. The scholarship gave us the confidence and support to focus on our project. Without EXIST we would have had a much tougher ride. We highly recommend the EXIST program. Especially the mentoring and network is valuable. On top of that we benefited from the given office space in the centre of Munich.”


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German Entrepreneurship GmbH is an advisory firm, specialized in coaching services, ecosystem cooperations and the building of innovation structures between economy, science and start-ups.

The LMU Entrepreneurship Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University inspires and motivates Students and Graduates to start their own business and provides support for realizing their visions and ideas.

Munich Startup is the official startup portal for Munich and the surrounding region. The portal has become the standard initial point of (virtual) contact for startups in and around Munich.

MUST puts the spotlight on the local entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering different events and connecting the key players!

The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) of the Munich University of Applied Sciences offers training and research programs in the field of entrepreneurship and guides business start-ups from idea development to marketable innovation.

UnternehmerTUM – Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TU München UnternehmerTUM offers founders and startups a complete service from the initial idea to IPO.

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