Think. Make. Start.

Build innovative products of your ideas in 2 weeks!


APPLICATION PERIOD: 1st - 31st July 2024 23:59 CEST

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50 students | all disciplines | 2 weeks | 6 ECTS

· Learn how to act and work like the most successful innovators!

· Solve real problems and work with students from all over TUM!

· Build prototypes in only two weeks using latest technology!

Trailer for Batch #19

Unleashing Innovation: Highlights from the last TMS Batch

YOur learning Journey at TMS

What it is about in 2 weeks


Discover, work and solve complex problems – together


Learn by doing & reflecting at the edge of your comfort zone – to innovate something new

Design thinking

Use methods & iterative work processes to understand the needs & requirements of your customers

Pitch training &
demo day

Show – don’t tell

Choose your role

to start this journey




During 2 intense weeks...

Immerse yourself in TMS and discover the power of innovation!


The pre-event is an intense preview of the TMS experience packed into one day. You’ll get a taste of our innovative teaching methodology, start building valuable connections, and gain insights into the key learning topics.


Kick-off day

Now it’s getting serious, we dive deep into the TMS experience, offering you the curriculum, methodologies, and prototyping knowledge you’ll need. 

Enjoy inspirational talks and plenty of motivation to fuel your journey. 

Form your dream team

We give you plenty of time before the event to get to know your future team members. Use every opportunity to exchange ideas and interests in order to complement each other perfectly in the team roles.

Discover PHase

 This phase focuses on extensive research and exploration to uncover insights and user needs.

You’ll dive into understanding real-world problems and opportunities.

You’ll collaborate with your team to gather data, conduct interviews, and analyze findings.

By the end of this phase, you’ll have a solid foundation of knowledge and a clear direction for innovative solutions, setting the stage for successful prototyping and development. 

Define Phase

The define phase follows the discover phase, where you synthesize the insights gained to clearly define the problem you aim to solve.

This stage involves analyzing and organizing data to identify key challenges and opportunities.

Your team will create clear problem statements and define project goals, ensuring a focused approach to developing innovative solutions. 

Develop phase

This phase focuses on brainstorming, ideation, and prototyping.

You’ll leverage creative thinking and collaborative efforts to design and test multiple concepts.

Iterative development and user feedback are key components, ensuring that your prototypes are refined and optimized.

By the end of the develop phase, you’ll have a functional prototype ready for further validation and testing, bringing your innovative ideas closer to reality.

Deliver Phase & Demo Day

In the deliver phase, the focus shifts to refining and finalizing your solution for presentation and implementation.

This stage involves rigorous testing, iteration, and validation to ensure your prototype meets user needs and project goals.

You’ll prepare detailed documentation and presentations, showcasing your journey from concept to solution.

The culmination of this phase is Demo Day, where you’ll present your polished product to stakeholders, receive feedback, and explore opportunities for further development and potential market entry. 

TMS Team

We will be there to support you every step of the way

Project Manager


Project Management

Expert for strategy, project management, conception and implementation of events


Project Lead &
Additive Manufacturing

Expert for rapid prototyping, metal additive manufacturing, team-building & innovation management.


Product Development & Lightweight Design

Expert for requirements analysis, prototyping methods & lightweight design


Informatics & Data Systems

Expert for Software Engineering, Electronic Hardware and Prototyping.


Product Development & Lightweight Design

Expert for prototyping methods, problem solving strategies & team spirit.


TUM Start-up

Expert for venture creation – from idea to market. Sustainability Enthusiast.


Entrepreneurial Research Institute

Expert for ideation process, entrepreneurial team development, business model generation


TUM Start-up

Expert for venture creation – from idea to market. Experienced in early start-up coaching.


Robotics and Machine Intelligence

Expert for tech development, system integration & coding

Guests And Former coaches


TUM VL Built Environment

Expert for & built environment


Chair for Integrated Product Design

Expert for Design Engineering


Addit Manuf &
Product Development

Expert for digitalization, circular economy & business model innovation


Data Science &

Expert for tech development, building prototypes quickly & coding.

Welcome to vote for the TMS prototypes

Experience the culmination of two weeks of innovation and creativity at the TMS Demo Day. Watch as teams present their innovative prototypes, showcasing their hard work and ingenuity.
As an audience, you’ll have the opportunity to see cutting-edge projects and vote for your favorite prototypes. Your vote can help determine the winning teams and celebrate their achievements.
Come, be inspired, and support the next wave of innovators. We look forward to seeing you there!

A two week course hosted by TUM Lab for Product Development and Lightweight Design, designed to foster innovation.

Giving students the chance to work on real world problems, exploring the potential of new technologies or challenges by developing new solutions.

Our goal is to promote innovation and facilitate the creation of new spin-outs at TUM.