In 2005, TU Ilmenau Service GmbH was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Technische Universität Ilmenau and started its business activities in the Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Ilmenau in 2006. The main objective of the spin-off was then as now in the outsourcing of certain services in development and teaching as well as in project management for industrial development. The establishment of networks and development partnerships for the promotion of future technologies and the preparation of start-ups and company settlements was also to be promoted.

Under the managing director, Jörg Augustin, TUIS is responsible for all service tasks related to the university, from merchandising and further education to the transfer of research to companies. In the course of the effective activity of the GmbH, the latter has emerged as the largest business unit. The basic research as well as the research task as area of responsibility and scope of the TU Ilmenau remains unrestricted. In addition, due to the well-organized spatial and personnel planning, the research and teaching activities of the university are not disturbed by the activities of TUIS and the cooperation partners from business and industry, but rather the application and development spectrum of various areas is expanded and specified. 

Today, Service GmbH is active and recognized nationwide and meanwhile worldwide.