Experience hands-on interdisciplinary teamwork to address challenges provided by industry partners

April 29th - July 9th, 2019

Please note that you can only take part in Tech Challenge in teams (min 2 ppl, max 5 ppl) and your team needs to be formed until May 5th for Summer Semester 2019.

The application for WS 2019/2020 starts on October 1st, 2019.

In case of any questions, please contact us on Slack

Why This Course Is Super Cool?

Create, prototype and test your working solution with actual stakeholders. Utilize proprietary resources (data, software, hackable hardware, options for immersion into current operational context for needs exploration, etc.) of the partner companies, MakerSpace, and UnternehmerTUM. Pitch feasible and holistic solutions for existing customer needs. Enjoy an individualized learning process suited to your team-specific needs provided by experienced entrepreneurs and founders on business design, tech development, team development, and methodology for project development.

Key Aspects

Target Group

Students of all programs and all semesters


Free for all participants. In addition, teams get budget and latest tech for prototyping

More Benefits

  • Free access to MakerSpace and machine courses
  • The Course is in English, up to 6 ECTS (faculty-dependent!)
  • Best teams get awards from partner companies

Corporate Partners

Supported by


Michael Ohr

Michael Ohr is the program director of Tech Challenge and a lecturer at UnternehmerTUM since 2014. He is the co-founder of ZebraMobil, the first innovative carsharing provider in Germany. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a diploma in Industrial Engineering & Management of Karlsruhe University (KIT).

Valentin Sawadski

In addition to engineering skills, Valentin has built several high achieving engineering teams and as an entrepreneur he contributed to the development of Smart Home and IIoT markets. Due to his experience and reputation, Valentin can work on and represent the company on VP- and C-level.

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