Funding for future cluster M Cube

An interdisciplinary research team with the participation of scientists from the Department of Mechanical Engineering will work on solutions for the challenges in the mobility sector from October 2021.

Society-oriented mobility research: With up to 45 million euros in funding, the Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility in Metropolitan Regions (M Cube) will be supported by the Federal Government over nine years.

M Cube comprises a regional network of actors from science, business, the public sector and society that develops sustainable solutions for mobility in metropolitan regions. The strategic management of the cluster is, among others, in the hands of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Lienkamp from the Institute of Automotive Technology.

TUM brings together its competencies in the field of mobility in the research platform TUM.Mobility, in which Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lienkamp is joined by Prof. Dr. Klaus Bengler from the Chair of Ergonomics and Prof. Dr. Johannes Fottner from the Chair of Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics in researching sustainable mobility.

The funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is part of the "Clusters4Future" ideas competition for the rapid transfer of research into application. The Cluster M Cube is one of seven projects that prevailed among the 137 applications.

For the TUM press release see:

M Cube future cluster:


Information on Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Lienkamp ’s career, research and teaching:

Automotive Technology (FTM) at the TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering:

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