November 28, 2024

TUM Connect

Once a year, regional companies and TUM experts meet at the Bildungscampus in Heilbronn as part of the TUM Connect event series to exchange ideas on current issues and define topics for future events - following the three guiding principles of the event "Discuss. Network. Co-create."

Discuss. Network. Co-create.

After the successful kick-off in November 2021 and the continuation of the event series in 2022 and 2023, we invite you again to an interactive exchange on November 28, 2024.


The structure of the event, the so-called "Speakers' Corner" format, will be retained this year. Thus, there will again be various topic stations where participants from companies in the region and experts from TUM can meet to discuss exciting topics.


You are welcome to take the "stage" yourself at any time, speak up, ask individual questions, or talk to other participants about common challenges that are currently on your mind. 


Our experts from topics like

  • Family Enterprises,
  • Innovation,
  • Digital Transformation, and
  • Sustainability

will accompany you through the discussion rounds. The aim of the evening is both to determine the most central issues, which will be dealt with in greater depth in follow-up events and to intensify the link between practice and science.


Thus, it is in your hands to proactively help shape future event content and benefit from specific offerings. We also invite you to enter into dialogue with us outside of the theme stations in order to jointly contribute to strengthening the region and the special educational location.


We look forward to your participation and inspiring discussions.

Your Hosts


Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Founding Dean (2018–2022) & Delegate Officer of the President – TUM Campus Heilbronn
Daniel A. Gottschald
Managing Director


  • 5:30 pm
    Welcome and Check-In
  • 6:00 pm
    Opening and introduction
  • 6:15 pm
    Introduction of the experts
  • 6:30 pm
    Speakers' corners on the most current topics
  • 7:30 pm
    Wrap-Up and Networking


"Tradition and innovation - contrast or opportunity?"  

During the kick-off event for TUM Connect in November 2021, TUM experts together with the participants addressed this question by Prof. Dr. Heinz-Theo Wagner, among others.

In October 2022 regional companies and TUM experts met once again.

Participants could choose one of three different thematic focal points, each marking the start of a discussion round. A TUM expert accompanied each the “corners”:


  • Sustainability through digitalization or sustainable digitalization: Where are more opportunities for my company? (Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar)
  • Personal transformation first, digital transformation second - Do we need a personal transformation for a digital transformation? (Prof. Dr. Heinz-Theo Wagner)
  • Digital transformation in times of crisis? Unconditional and inevitable... for the immediate and sustainable strengthening of the company (Dr. Christoph Geier).

Whether they took the stage themselves or not, participants benefited from the joint exchange between corporate practice and science because not only can companies learn from the scientific community, but also vice versa.


Participants summarized the event like this:

  • "For me, it is important to get the information that is conveyed here up close, also to be able to ask direct questions, and of course the networking part in the aftermath of the workshops."
    Dr. Ulrich Spitaler, BVMW Heilbronn District Association

  • "What makes the event for me is the really intimate exchange with people I didn't know before. I was able to make a lot of great new contacts that are guaranteed to help me in my professional activities."
    Florian Nader, City of Heilbronn

November 28, 2024

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AULA | Bildungscampus 6 | 74076 Heilbronn



November 28, 2024 | 5:30 pm





Bildungscampus 6
74076 Heilbronn


Address for navigation to the parking garage OST:
Dammstr. 1
74076 Heilbronn

You Have Further Questions? Contact Us!

Caroline Hoffmann
Caroline Hoffmann
Division Director Continuing Education
Kerstin Arnold-Kapp
Project Manager
Annika Knebel
Annika Knebel
Program Manager