Collaboration offers for companies

We are the first point of contact for companies wishing to initiate joint research projects with LMU. We can help you find the appropriate partners at LMU, with whom you can plan and carry out your collaborative project.

We organize events designed to stimulate cooperation between academic researchers and commercial companies, and we can arrange one-on-one meetings on request. We can also provide guidance on, and offer solutions to administrative issues. Moreover, we will be happy to inform you about the various support mechanisms that are available for translational projects initiated at LMU.

Services for companies

Research and technology offers at LMU (selection)

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Support in setting up cooperations with LMU

  • If your company wishes to start an innovative project in cooperation with LMU, we can identify the optimal partners among LMU's faculty. Let us know what you are looking for, and we will put you in contact with the appropriate specialists to get your project underway.
  • If you wish to know more about specific areas of research at LMU and want to get in touch with the relevant research groups, we will be happy to provide thematically focused suggestions that meet your requirements.
  • In the event that your company intends to make use of public funding in the context of a research collaboration with LMU, we can help you to select the most suitable program.
  • Once you have found your partner(s) at LMU and defined your project, we can assist you in resolving organizational issues. By putting you in touch with administrators who will clarify economic and contractual issues, we can expedite the implementation of your project.

Services for LMU researchers cooperating with companies

Advice on collaborative ventures with companies

If your research is relevant to possible industrial applications, you may wish to develop this potential in cooperation with commercial companies. If so, we can assist you to identify the best partner among the network of companies that have previously cooperated with LMU. We can also arrange meetings in various formats with possible partners, and we also offer guidance in relation to the financial aspects of translational projects.

LMU researchers will find password-protected descriptions of our services (in German) together with contact details and all relevant forms on the Service Portal.

Funding programs for translational projects

Several funding programs are designed specifically to support applied research projects and collaborations between industry and academia. We can help you to decide which programs are best suited for you project.

Validation projects, feasibility studies and marketing surveys

Various funding opportunities are available specifically for research projects which must first be validated in an academic context, and further developed to improve their prospects in light of prevailing market conditions.

Via the LMU Service Portal, staff members can access the password-protected Funding Database Pivot-RP, which provides details of current calls for proposals issued by national and international funding agencies (in German).


Dr. Barbara Blaurock

Research and Technology Transfer

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