Makerspace at the TH Wildau – Space for innovation and creativity.

To Research Group


The ViNN:Lab (Venture Innovation Lab) at TH Wildau is a makerspace with a wide range of uses providing easy access to innovative Rapid Prototyping technology.

This is being done within the scope of:

  • teaching & research,
  • workshops for (school) children in the KiVi:Lab and
  • Third Mission projects.


The ViNN:Lab is open for anyone with ideas they want to work on.

Open Lab Day / Open to all






09:00 to 19:00


Every first Saturday of the month

09:00 to 16:00

Induction training (=required in order to use the lab)






09:00 and 16:30


Every first Saturday of the month



ViNN:Lab is a makerspace and part of the worldwide FabLab movement. This movement aims to bring together new technologies into one place and make them usable for creative people - irrespective of their experience and educational background.

The lab provides software for design and development work as well as space for innovation. An interactive smart board, 3D projector, graphic boards and materials for implementing creative methods support the development and presentation of ideas, strategies and innovation processes.

All this means that the lab can be used for creating new products, software or business ideas, and to design furniture or develop structural elements.

ViNN:Lab in teachingOpen areaClose area

The ViNN:Lab has been used for teaching the development of prototypes on the Innovation Management course (Business Administration, Bachelor’s) starting from the winter semester 2014/2015.< On this course, students work through an innovation process and learn about methods for developing new ideas and products, amongst other things.

Since the winter semester 2014/2015, students on the Technology Management course (Business Management, Master’s) have had the opportunity to work in the lab to develop technology scenarios using a range of different software solutions (e.g. INKA, ScenarioManager).

The Mechanical Engineering degree programme integrates use of the ViNN:Lab for creating vertical prototypes and/or volume models as part of its teaching activities.

The ViNN:Lab is also used in summer schools. These focus heavily on learning and applying creative techniques and methods for evaluating ideas and approaches for visualising concepts.

Laborsituation, Studierende im ViNN:Lab
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ViNN:Lab for businessOpen areaClose area

ViNN:Lab offers companies the opportunity to professionally work on issues they encounter in their field of business through the systematic development of approaches to problem solving in the creative environment of the lab.

The portfolio of methods is highly diverse. For example, individual scenario-based business models have been devised which can be used to derive strategic actions and measures that can be taken. These are used to get the business being examined into a position to recognise and act upon opportunities and determine possible risks and develop appropriate responses to these.

Download the info brochure [DE, from 04/2016, *.PDF, 4 MB].

For more information, please contact: Prof. Dr. Dana Mietzner - Research Group Director for Innovation and Regional Research and Scientific Director of ViNN:Lab.

ViNNLab for schoolsOpen areaClose area

Our ViNN:Lab team offers a wide and creative range of workshops for school students of all ages.

Students are introduced to the innovative technologies and devices available in our KiVi:Lab. We aim to promote students’ individual skills and creativity and let them have fun working on their own ideas. Workshops are adapted to the needs and requirements of the participants. You are welcome to select a workshop from the range of workshops on offer.

We are also open to receiving your own ideas and requests from interested school groups.

For more information, comments and questions, please contact: Eva Ismer – ismer(at) & Isabel Weidlich – weidlich(at) and take a look at the KiVi:Lab page.

Lab equipment

3D printerOpen areaClose area

  • BCN3D Sigma (FDM)
  • BigRep One (FDM, approx. 1 m³)
  • BigRep Studio (FDM)
  • Formlabs Form 2 (SLA)
  • German RepRap X400 (FDM)
  • MakerBot 2X / 5 Gen. (FDM)
  • Markforged Mark Two (FDM)
  • ...
Der BigRep 3D-Drucker an der Technischen Hochschule Wildau
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Additional Rapid Prototyping DevicesOpen areaClose area

  • 2x ZING 6030 (40W, CO2) laser cutters
  • CNC Datron 3-axis, surface miller
  • Inventables CARVEY spindle moudler
  • Artec EVA & Spider 3D scanner
  • DAVID SLS-3 3D scanner
  • Roland CAMM-1 cutting plotter
  • T-shirt heat press
  • Soldering station, electrical components
  • 10 workstations, 2 Wacom boards
  • A0 plotter, A3 laminator

Consumables availableOpen areaClose area

  • Acrylic glass (1-8 mm), various types
  • Plywood (1-3 mm), MDF (1-5 mm), cardboard
  • Adhesive, flex and flock film, various colours
  • Foam rubber, laser rubber, laminate
  • ABS / PLA filaments and special filaments

Workstation softwareOpen areaClose area

  • Adobe CS6
  • Arduino IDE
  • Autodesk Suite (Inventor) – available soon
  • Blender
  • Inkscape
  • Makerbot Desktop
  • Office 2016
  • Roland Cutstudio
  • Simplify3D
  • SolidWorks 2016
  • ...
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Location: House 16A, Room 2095

Tel.: +49 (0) 3375 / 508 - 50915

Open Lab Day: every Wednesday & every first Saturday of the month




Fab Lab Network:


ViNN:Lab broschure to Download
[EN, Status: 02.2014, *.PDF, 2 MB]

Contact Persons

Prof. Dr. Dana Mietzner - Head of Research GroupOpen areaClose area

Tel.: +49 3375 508 199
E-Mail: dana.mietzner(at)
House 16, Room 2077

Dipl.-Geograph Markus Lahr - ViNN:Lab ManagerOpen areaClose area

Tel.: +49 3375 508 514
E-Mail: markus.lahr(at)
House 16, Room 2075

Eva Ismer - ViNN:Lab & KiVi:Lab ManagerOpen areaClose area

Tel.: +49 3375 508 757
E-Mail:  eva.ismer(at)
House 16, Room 2090

Isabel Weidlich - KiVi:LabOpen areaClose area

Tel.: +49 3375 508 832
E-Mail: isabel.weidlich(at)

House 16, Room 2091