Where passion-based learning meets real-world problems to generate human-centred innovation and true impact.
Our offer for students and companies
inno.space - Design Factory Mannheim provides the environment for passion-based learning, co- creation across disciplines and cultures and industrial cooperation.
It facilitates teamwork, making, prototyping, and digital fabrication in an inspiring and open atmosphere, fostering the right conditions for solving complex real-world problems.
Currently, we host different programs at inno.space. Our offer suits both Master and Bachelor students and, although being slightly different, all our programs are multidisciplinary, international and focused on human-centered innovation.
Besides our long term projects, we also provide short and fast paced workshops to industry partners to guarantee that your company gets in the Design Thinking mindset, facilitate the implementation of this method inside the company and driving innovation faster and more effectively.
Short term courses
Alongside our main programs, we host many other events and courses at inno.space! We offer shorter programs that focus on making and, especially, having fun! We conduct courses on how to operate a laser cutter, 3D printer and how to prototype in various mediums.
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What students say
"The CBI programme has been a game-changer for me as a tech student, allowing me to break free from traditional ways of thinking, leave my comfort zone, develop a more open-minded and innovative mindset and collaborate with a wide range of professionals, which has helped me to develop my creativity and problem-solving skills beyond what I thought was possible."
"As part of the CBI project, you learn interdisciplinary skills that no normal course of study can offer. Especially the deep insight into future-oriented technologies of ATTRACT and CERN gives the students a profound understanding of technology. Learning about such technologies in their infancy is very exciting. The special thing about CBI is that it relates the whole project to actual important problems of mankind and thus shows the students at a young age what needs to be done for a better future."
"The ME310 program really taught me a lot about myself, team work and project management. I learned how to use my skills in an international setting, understand different cultures and reach a goal together with a corporate partner. I would recommend this course to every student, who wants to enter working life with a boost!"
"Start with a brainstorm, continue with an idea, explore technologies, change the properties, rewrite everything, hard work until the end and then you realize, that the real fun just started."
"The first real interdisciplinary project in the degree program. A completely different challenge, not to be given a discrete task and already have the path to a solution in mind, but to first find out what the users really need. This requires a lot of social interaction and communication before the practical part and solution-oriented development can begin. It is precisely this social exchange that ultimately led to a lot of fun and to the fact that fellow students have become friends in the meantime."
"You learn how what you learn can fit to the things you need. You need to make the connections. (…) The main learning was how far you can get from a simple sketch … it’s really impressive what you can achieve in such a few months."
"It’s a different workflow and people bring different perspectives. It showed how this collaborative work can lead to great results. You have to put a lot of your own thoughts, you are open to try new things, which is great. (…) You learn what you are really capable of."
"I discovered new ways of doing innovation, it was the first time you’re not just learning from slides but you actually are doing the process. (…) I enjoyed the freedom to decide what we are going to do and how we are going to that and it’s completely different. I would say it’s an actual learning approach. (…) If you’re getting the right question at the right time, you’re exercising what you learn, it’s action-based learning."
"It was a big responsibility, a lot of work and a demanding challenge but a great chance to grow above myself! The freedom of following our own ideas paired with the international and interdisciplinary setup was inspiring. The project always felt full of purpose and meaning. The lectures I attended, the friends I made and the skills I acquired certainly made this a chance of a lifetime."
"In the DTP Project I learned to have an open mind to all ideas. Most important I experienced the need to try these ideas out and not give up on them too early. Considering this we accelerated ideation and came up with unexpected new ideas. I brought this mindset to my life: don’t judge ideas as bad or good too early, build on them and test them to create the best experience."
"A lot of the things I learned will pay off in my future. It was a very exhausting time but also it was the masters course program that I learned the most in. A really deep and intense learning experience!"
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