Partner of the Department of Chemistry

TUM venture labs aims to become the leading European Innovation center for business ideas in Drug Design, Protein Assembly, Catalysis, and Energy. We support interdisciplinary innovation in chemistry, biochemistry, and material science, as well as advances in analytical sciences.

TUMint.Energy Research GmbH is a non-university, application-oriented research facility for innovative energy storage technologies with focus on solid-state batteries. In an innovative, interdisciplinary approach, it combines the scientific expertise of ten TUM chairs from various disciplines (physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering) to cover the entire process chain for the development, testing and production of solid-state battery cells for use in fully electric vehicles. The focus is on application-related use in industrial production.

Wacker Chemie AG

The Institute for Silicon Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich was established at the end of 2006 by Wacker Chemie AG for the research and exploration of new areas of work and applications in the field of silicon organic chemistry.


Since the end of 2010, a strategic partnership has been in place between TUM and Clariant, initially designed for ten years. For more information, please visit the website.

EVONIK Industries

On the celebration day of our Department of Chemistry, a research award sponsored by EVONIK Industries is presented for outstanding research contributions of a doctoral candidate. This award is intended to recognize particularly scientifically excellent research work, as evidenced by publications or patents, by doctoral candidates.

Jürgen Manchot Foundation

The close relationship of the Manchot family with the Department of Chemistry spans from Prof. Wilhelm Manchot, a prominent figure in German chemistry at the beginning of the 20th century, to Dr. Jürgen Manchot and finally to Thomas Manchot, who generously supports this Department through his foundation.

The Jürgen Manchot Foundation makes it possible to award the top academic achievements of a year with the Jürgen Manchot Study Prize. The prize is given for the scientific quality and originality of the final theses and for the accomplishments during the course of the studies.

Furthermore, the Jürgen Manchot Foundation awards the Wilhelm Manchot Research Professorship to outstanding scientists.