CDTM offers the interdisciplinary add-on study program “Technology Management”, where students from various study backgrounds with creative ideas, great motivation, and an entrepreneurial mindset are offered the tools to put their ideas into practice. As the study program is very hands-on, CDTM closely cooperates with renowned partners from the industry as well as with start-ups and medium-sized companies for the courses


The idea of CDTM originated at MIT in 1998. Since then, CDTM has been a joint institution of the two major universities in Munich, Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) and Technical University Munich (TUM). Over the last 25 years, we have put together brilliant students from diverse backgrounds to tackle the important problems of our time with an entrepreneurial spirit. Now, together with Universitat de València and Universitat Politècnica de València, we want to continue this success story in Spain.

Join us at CDTM to grow your personality and learn the necessary entrepreneurial skills to become a responsible innovator of tomorrow.


Apply to the interdisciplinary add-on study program “Technology Management” to be one of the new students starting next semester.

What is in it for you?

  • Become part of the start-up ecosystem in Valencia and Munich with successful start-ups like Foodora, Trade Republic, and Tier.
  • Get to know students from other study backgrounds and dive into real-world projects with industry partners.
  • Get access to renowned partner universities for abroad stays such as Stanford, MIT, and UC Berkeley.
  • Make life-long friends and establish your network as an innovator of tomorrow.

We are curious and happy to meet you and to maybe soon welcome you as a new member of CDTM. Find all the application requirements below.


Approximately 25 students will be selected to start their studies in „Technology Management“ at CDTM in Valencia. All students go through a rigorous selection process consisting of an online written application and a personal interview. The two-stage interview process guarantees a high level of qualification of the students admitted to the program.


The study program at CDTM is completed within two to four semesters, depending on each student’s pace. We award successful students with the additional Honors Degree in Technology Management once they complete their Master level main studies.

The coursework amounts to 45 ECTS. One degree requirement is an abroad stay. Additionally, the curriculum consists of three core courses and a large variety of electives, mostly in the following domains:

  • technologies, product development, and engineering
  • information systems management
  • economics, management, and entrepreneurship
  • soft skills
  • ethics and humanities

The three core courses at CDTM run consecutively:

  • Trend Seminar: June to August, 2024
  • Managing Product Development (MPD): September to December, 2024
  • Entrepreneurship Laboratory (eLab): February to May 2025

Our different course formats at CDTM enable students to obtain hands-on skills. Students work in interdisciplinary teams of highly motivated peers on real-world projects for hand-selected industry partners.

After completing the program, you have developed practical experience in identifying key indicators of future trends, methods to conceptualize a first prototype, as well as frameworks to implement business processes in an entrepreneurial environment.

Technology Management is an add-on study program to be attended in parallel to the student’s regular studies. Please note that CDTM does not offer a stand-alone master program.

Trend Seminar

Students learn how the business environment may develop in the future through analyzing trends, describing future scenarios, and developing promising business ideas in cooperation with industry partners.

  • 7 weeks full-time during the semester break
  • Work with rotating teams of 5-6 students
  • Publish a trend report together with your class

Example projects: Fighting Hunger in the Digital Era (UN World Food Programme), Creating and Sustaining Healthy Habits (Adidas Anticipation), Sensor-Based Authentication (Siemens)

Managing Product Development

The research, design, and development of new products and services is at the core of this course. Students go through the value-chain of product development: from ideation and prototyping to agile development and product deployment.

  • 12 weeks part-time in parallel to the semester
  • Small teams of 4-5 students work with an industry partner
  • 1 demo day open to the public to showcase prototypes

Example projects: leveraging AR to improve the lives of dementia patients, digitizing farming processes through satellite imagery, virtual assistants in airline maintenance processes

Entrepreneurship Laboratory

Within eLab, student teams work on business challenges presented by project partners, ranging from pricing and marketing to company strategy. The course format enables students to act as consultive entrepreneurs.

  • 12 weeks part-time in parallel to the semester
  • Small teams of 3-4 students work with an industry partner
  • Work 1 day per week at the project partner’s site

Example projects: Building a network of doctors for online consultation services, digital service models for smart production companies, B2B-multichannel sales strategy for the heating sector


You are wondering how you can combine your studies with our Honors Degree in Technology Management? You have questions about the application process? You would like to meet current students and find out what it is like to study at the CDTM? Get to know us at our upcoming events or drop us an e-mail at vlc.recruiting@cdtm.de!