TuTech Innovation GmbH

Knowledge . Technology . Markets

TuTech Innovation GmbH (TuTech) is a private company with a public mission to promote effective transfer and exploitation of knowledge, especially by sharing and using science and technology for wealth creation and the benefit of society. For almost two decades we have been helping businesses work with Hamburg University of Technology. Today we support collaboration between all Hamburg higher education institutes and provide services to universities and businesses further afield.

We offer a range of services to support knowledge transfer. We are skilled at linking researchers and other specialists with those who see a market opportunity or have a problem that needs solving. We are good at finding resources to make ideas happen, such as national and EU funding. We are sensitive to the needs of SMEs, and we know how to make political programmes work in practice. From the outset TuTech has been involved in European research funding programmes. Today we are one of the prime movers with an exceptional network of contacts. 

TuTech is at home in all disciplines; topics range from participatory democracy to aircraft construction. Our ability to manage large, complex coalitions of public and private organisations is recognised nationally and internationally. In Germany TuTech is responsible for two major biotechnology clusters and a flagship project on climate change. In Europe we are also a respected voice on innovation and research policies.

Martin Mahn
Managing Director
+49 40 76629-6112
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TuTech Innovation GmbH
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
D-21079 Hamburg
Map of Harburger Schloßstraße 6, Hamburg, Deutschland
Knowledge . Technology . Markets

TuTech Innovation GmbH

R&D collaboration

TuTech provides project management services for research and development initiatives where Hamburg University of Technology or another scientific institution in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region is a partner. We also initiate bilateral and interdisciplinary projects in selected fields. In addition, TuTech manages and coordinates national and European research cooperation projects and supports prototype development and the construction and operation of pilot installations.

We can help you exploit technology and innovative ideas successfully
In the field of innovative technology, entrepreneurial risk can be reduced considerably through public funding. Since 1992, TuTech has been advising companies of all sizes, research institutes and public bodies on how to use and structure funding schemes. We specialise in helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) develop strategies for obtaining regional, national, European and other funding. Our experience in this field can help you to use funding efficiently and avoid project difficulties. Please contact us for further information about funding schemes for innovative research and development projects and technology-driven development of business fields. 

Thomas Sperling
National funding
+49 40 76629-6321
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Monica Schofield
International funding
+49 40 76629-6353
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TuTech Innovation GmbH
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
D-21079 Hamburg
Map of Harburger Schloßstraße 6, Hamburg, Deutschland
R&D collaboration

International Cooperation & EU Office offers its customers from research, business and administration a wide range of services covering the whole cycle of cooperation in research from building a strategy, selecting the right funding sources, building consortia, writing applications, and managing projects. The experience gained by the team through being involved in international cooperation for more than twenty years enables the consultants to give advice and services not only on European Framework Programmes but also funding schemes such as Interreg, Erasmus, TEMPUS, and several more.

This service is provided by a team of specialists with hands-on experience of proposal preparation and contract negotiation, consortium agreements, and financial management who have acted as evaluators and reviewers for the European Commission for more than a decade. A particular strength of the department is in project management of international projects large and small.

TuTech's International Cooperation has an extensive European network and personal links to many science and industry associations including the Brussels office of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA), the European Universities Association (EUA) and many others.

Monica Schofield
+49 40 76629-6353
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TuTech Innovation GmbH
Harburger Schlossstraße 6-12
D-21079 Hamburg
Map of Harburger Schloßstraße 6, Hamburg, Deutschland
International Cooperation & EU Office

TuTech Innovation GmbH

Social media & open innovation

TuTech offers advice concerning new media-based communication ranging from strategy development to the implementation of interactive applications on the Internet. We are specialised in the conception and realisation of Internet-based interactive applications and new media research focusing on electronic participation, online communities and eLearning.

We are involved in research and development or market validation projects funded under different EU programmes such as FP 5 (DEMOS), preparatory action of the EU eParticipation initiative (LexiPation) and eTEN (TELL-ME). The services are directed towards profit and non-profit organisations as well as politics and public authorities. Both internal and external communication are supported (B2C, G2C, A2C).

Furthermore, we advise on how to search and obtain national and European funding in the areas of eGovernment, eDemocracy, and eParticipation. We have more than seven years of experience in conceptualising and implementing online consultations, e.g. on behalf of the cities of Hamburg and Munich (Germany), Bologna and Massa (Italy) and Thessaloniki (Greece).

Our project PEP-NET is a European network of all stakeholders active in the field of eParticipation. PEP-NET includes public bodies, solution providers and citizen organisations as well as researchers and scientists. The network is open to all organisations willing and actively trying to advance the idea and use of eParticipation in Europe.

Rolf Lührs
+49 40 76629-6371
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TuTech Innovation GmbH
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
D-21079 Hamburg
Map of Harburger Schloßstraße 6, Hamburg, Deutschland
Social media & open innovation

TuTech Innovation GmbH

Patenting & licensing

Innovation forms the foundation upon which progress is built. Safeguarding innovation is very important to Hamburg’s higher education institutes, which is why they have established the PVA Hamburg – a joint initiative for the professional management and exploitation of patents.

The Hamburg institutions of higher education are:

Dr. Markus Kähler
+49 40 76629-6541
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TuTech Innovation GmbH
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
D-21079 Hamburg
Map of Harburger Schloßstraße 6, Hamburg, Deutschland
Patenting & licensing

TuTech Innovation offers consultancy to young company founders on all aspects of setting up a business. Through our extensive range of services, we are able to support the founder from the development of a business-plan and the company launch through to the raising of borrowed capital.

TuTech is responsible for various Hamburg and national funding schemes for business start-ups. The goals of these initiatives are to encourage spin-off businesses from universities and scientific institutes in the fields of technology and innovative services and to stimulate Hamburg’s entrepreneurial culture by supporting regional networking between people with innovative ideas, businesses and investors.

Business Incubator
TuTech support for spin-offs takes three forms:

  • An entrepreneur has a business idea. TuTech provides support for the first phase.
  • A successful research project shows impressive R&D results. A competence centre is founded at TuTech, a product can be licensed and an attractive spin-off is set up.
  • An existing business is supported with investment capital, with TuTech functioning as a 100% holding company.
Thomas Sperling
+49 40 76629-6321
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Nils Neumann
+49 40 76629-6532
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TuTech Innovation GmbH
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
D-21079 Hamburg
Map of Harburger Schloßstraße 6, Hamburg, Deutschland
Business start-ups & innovation funding

Continuous training and the lifelong learning of all employees is a precondition for keeping up with the dynamic developments in the areas of industry, science and society.

TuTech offers the following training courses:

  • Information events & regular round table discussions
  • Technical-scientific qualification
  • Specialist courses
  • Management for engineers
  • Workshops on grants and subsidies
  • project management-seminars
  • seminars for commercial qualification of engineers and scientists
  • training courses for life-sciences companies
  • platforms for business start-ups
Gerlinde Löbkens
+49 40 76629-6551
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ReMaT
Magarete Remmert-Rieper
+49 40 76629-6322
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TuTech Innovation GmbH
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
D-21079 Hamburg
Map of Harburger Schloßstraße 6, Hamburg
Training & continuing professional development

TuTech Innovation GmbH

Management & services

Fairs and congresses
TuTech offers in-depth expertise in planning and organising technology fair presentations for universities, research institutes and medium-sized companies. We also have plenty of experience when it comes to presenting scientific results at specialist fairs as well as organising national and international congresses and symposia in association with universities, research institutes and other regional partners. Gallery

Event management and conference rooms
Our well-appointed, modern conference facilities offer an ideal environment for workshops, seminars, presentations, congresses and trade fairs. Versatile and well lit, our seminar and meeting rooms can seat from 10 to 100 people, while the TuTech INNOVATIONLOUNGE provides an exclusive setting for special events. View pictures of our conference rooms and the TuTech INNOVATIONLOUNGE.

Our tailored conference packages offer a comprehensive personal service for the organisation and management of events. We would be happy to arrange your individual package, tailored to your specific needs, leaving you to concentrate on making your event a success. 

TuTech Publishing
TuTech is publishing books and much more. For further infomation please contact us.

Fairs & congresses
Gerlinde Löbkens
+49 40 76629-6551
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Meeting & conference rooms
Susanne Sommerfeld
+49 40 76629-6772
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Margit Ostrop
+49 40 76629-6555
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Map of Harburger Schloßstraße 6, Hamburg, Deutschland
Management & services