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 3 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, facilitating the implementation of this method inside the company and driving innovation faster and more effectively.
Short term courses
Alongside our main programs, many other events and courses happen at inno.space! We are delighted to offer shorter programs that rely on making and, especially, having fun! We conduct courses on how to operate our laser cutter machine, how to prototype in various mediums, the Challenge Based Making course and Rat Relay.
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What students say
"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!"
We are proud and grateful for having the support of the following partners. We collaborate together through events, common projects or just through sharing knowledge over a cup of coffee!