The Chair of Innovation Management at TU Dortmund University focuses on current issues in innovation management as well as startup and corporate entrepreneurship. This website provides information about our research, our teaching for Bachelor's and Master's students, our practice activities with companies and the DLab.
The Chair of Innovation Management and the Chair of Technology & Management collaborate within the Institute of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE Institute).
In its research, teaching and practical projects, the TIE Institute at TU Dortmund University deals with current issues at the intersection between technology & innovation management and entrepreneurship. Headed by Prof. Dr. Tessa Flatten (Chair of Technology & Management) and Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese (Chair of Innovation Management), a team of about 30 doctoral students, postdocs and student employees work at the TIE Institute. The TIE Institute is an integral part of the Department of Business and Economics at TU Dortmund University.
Guest lecture of Ernst Wedekind
It was a great pleasure having Ernst Wedekind from yellow design | yellow lab in our Bachelor lecture Innovation- & Growth Management. During a…
Guest lecture of Dr. Marcus Erken from deep-tech VC SUNFISH PARTNERS
It was a great pleasure having Dr. Marcus Erken from SUNFISH PARTNERS in our Innovation Management Case Course. SUNFISH PARTNERS is an early-stage…
New Publication on the Digital Orientation of Firms
Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, or cloud computing are of strategic importance for the value creation of companies.
Guest lecture by Dr. Christian Sprinkmeyer
As part of the bachelor lecture "Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation", Dr. Christian Sprinkmeyer presented the Düsseldorf start-up Boxine – maker…
Guest lecture by Erik Wirsing
Within our Bachelor course on „Technology and Innovation Management“ we welcomed Erik Wirsing, Vice President Global Innovation at DB Schenker, who…
Guest lecture by Dr. Nils Eiteneyer
As part of our bachelor lecture on "Technology and Innovation Management" we welcomed Dr. Nils Eiteneyer to speak about the accelerator programme of…
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dortmund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from Campus North to Campus South by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus North and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station ("Dortmund Universität"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station ("Dortmund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop "Dortmund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dortmund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dortmund Universität S".
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dortmund Universität S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".
Street navigation from and to the TU Dortmund University:
The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:
This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:
Interactive campus map
This document contains a simple campus map in German and English: