Founded in 2000, TU Dresden Aktiengesellschaft is decisively important for the transfer of knowledge and technology from TU Dresden to industry. It is the most extensive exploitation company of a university in Germany and has developed over the past 20 years into a group of companies operating far beyond the borders of Saxony.
»The foundation of the TU Dresden Aktiengesellschaft (TUDAG) was really a brilliant move!«, Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer acknowledges the success story. »As a result, the TU Dresden has succeeded in numerous spin-offs, start-ups, to bring the good findings quickly into the market and thus strengthen the business location Dresden and Saxony. A heartfelt thank you for this to all those who have contributed to the success story over the past 20 years.«
Under the umbrella of TUDAG, there are more than 30 companies and company holdings with a wide variety of profiles – such as the Dresden International University (DIU), the TU Dresden Institute of Advanced Studies (TUDIAS), the Gesellschaft für Wissens- und Technologietransfer (GWT), traffic accident research (VUFO), the 5G Lab Germany, the automotive sector with AMFD and IAM, and holdings in companies such as Heliatek, CARBOCON, SENORICS and others. While the DIU covers the broad field of further education and training including international courses of study, the GWT stands above all for paving the way for scientific findings and innovations to be applied in practice.
What all TUDAG companies have in common is that they operate closely in the market, ensure that knowledge and inventions are quickly put into practice, and that profits ultimately flow back to the TU Dresden via the Society of Friends and Supporters. In short, know-how from TU Dresden is marketed via TUDAG in such a way that the profits benefit the university. A successful cycle that is unique in this form nationwide.
There were changes in management in October 2020, when the three new members of the Executive Board, Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, Prof. Jacques Rohayem and Udo Werner, took up their positions. On January 8, 2021, they will have been in office for exactly 100 days, and to mark the occasion they will be taking questions from Dresden-Fernsehen in a roundtable discussion together with the current board member Ulrich Assmann. The successes of the past as well as strategy, goals and visions for the coming years are discussed.
Source: Saachsen TV – January 2021