Creative Hubs & Labs
From innovation hub to student laboratory
A creative lab or creative hub is an open space for thinking and a space for co-creative action. It brings people, technology and methods together. That is how new perspectives and possibilities grow. It creates innovative products and business areas, start-ups, real interest in STEM as well as new knowledge and accepted research. The characteristics of a creative hub or a creative lab can be very different, the range is very large: from innovation hub to makerspace and fablabs to student laboratories and the living lab with its' citizen science approach as a large experimental field.
Creative Lab – Redesign and evolve
Do you want to create new perspectives and opportunities? Or evolve your existing innovation network? matrix designs your hub or lab with you. Which specifications fit your goal? How do you involve the relevant stakeholders? matrix clarifies these and many other questions with you at the start and then accompanies the implementation up to the opening and evaluation.
The focus is on new products, new business models, new forms of work in existing companies or as start-ups.
Developing more skilled workers through enthusiasm for STEM, health, crafts, digitization or other topics - that is the goal.
Scientists and citizens conduct research on an equal footing. The result is sustainable development and acceptance of science.
First sensible steps
Which funding programs can you use for your lab or hub? You can find an initial overview here
The project outline is the first step on the way to gaining funding. You can find out what a good project outline includes here
More insights in our study
Study - "Co-creative innovation locations in Germany"
We asked over 100 operators in Germany about their innovation locations. You can find the results in our study.
Dorsten trainee campus
Markus Funk, Managing Director of Economic Development in Dorsten, in an interview.
matrix seminar "Innovation Hubs - FabLabs, Makerspaces, Student Laboratories and Co."
For drivers, innovators, business promoters and entrepreneurs
Study "Innovation locations in Germany"
As the Creative Hubs & Labs team at matrix, we know that co-creative work is not just a current trend, but ...
Digital manufacturing processes in crafts
"Now we dare to work with the presented digital manufacturing processes.". The Creative Hubs & Labs team at matrix …
Experimental and adventure place in Remscheid
The ToolLab aims at getting people excited about craftsmanship and digitization.
Getting women interested in labs
Interview with Adriana Cabrera, a FabLab-Expert who has a lot of experience in leading projects involving women.
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