dr Oetker becomes a partner in TUM Venture Labs Food-Agro-Biotech

Technical University of Munich



Support for start-ups in the field of nutrition, agriculture and biotechnology

dr Oetker becomes a partner in TUM Venture Labs

  • The TUM Venture Lab promotes start-ups
  • The aim of the promotion is a close relationship with the driving forces of innovation
  • TUM Venture Lab Food-Agro-Biotech am TUM Campus Weihenstephan

Food manufacturers Dr. Oetker is involved in supporting startups at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The money goes to the Venture Lab Food-Agro-Biotech sponsored by TUM and UnternehmerTUM. Board member Claudia Willvonseder Oetker signed the agreement in Munich with Dr. Philipp Gerbert, Managing Director of TUM Venture Labs.

TUM Venture Labs promote start-ups with a globally competitive funding program. Specifically targeting the important technological areas of deep technology and life sciences, they create dynamic ecosystems of start-ups, scientists, investors and experienced companies.

The TUM Venture Lab Food-Agro-Biotech promotes interdisciplinary innovations in life sciences, genetics and biology research, challenges in the agricultural sector and future food and beverage production and process technology. The TUM Campus is located in Weihenstephan and offers laboratories with extensive technical equipment that startups can use for development and production.

Productive competitive environment

Willvonseder, board member of Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG said: “This partnership with TUM Venture Labs is important for us! In view of the challenges we all face in terms of a dynamic, digitized and sustainable future, we see it as essential to foster innovation through exchanges and investments with start-ups and young creators. Sponsor with this our goal is to have a close relationship with the drivers of innovation and help create a productive competitive climate that benefits the entire industry – Dr. Oetker – challenges and thrives.”

Gerbert Venture Labs CEO said: “We are very pleased that Dr. Oetker has gained a deeply innovative and entrepreneurial partner. We are particularly impressed that Dr. Oetker is driving sustainability, not only in nutritional products, but throughout the entire value chain, from sustainable agriculture to packaging and logistics”.

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Fundraising contact:

Dr. Sandra Bogdanovic

Fundraising Officer for the President

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Tel.: +49 89 289 25582


Kontakt’s TUM Corporate Communication Center:

Ulrich Meyer

press secretary

Tel. +49 89 289 22778



With more than 600 professors, 50,000 students and 11,000 employees, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the most research intensive in Europe. Its focus is on engineering, natural sciences, life sciences and medicine, combined with economics and social sciences. TUM acts as an entrepreneurial university that fosters talent and creates added value for society. It benefits from strong partners in science and business. It is represented worldwide with the TUM Asia campus in Singapore and liaison offices in Brussels, Mumbai, Beijing, San Francisco and São Paulo. Nobel laureates and inventors such as Rudolf Diesel, Carl von Linde and Rudolf Mößbauer have conducted research at TUM. It was recognized as a university of excellence in 2006, 2012 and 2019. It is regularly ranked among the best German universities in international rankings.

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