When young start-ups put their innovative start-up ideas into practice, they often need not only advice, expertise and financial resources, but also very tangible things such as workstations, a workshop or laboratory equipment. To facilitate access to this “hardware”, founders can find a comprehensive range of these resources throughout the metropolitan region on the Startup Port platform.
The resources are potentially available to all founders of Startup Port partner organisations and universities and can often be used free of charge. This is made possible by the commitment of professors, workshop leaders and other dedicated individuals at the participating universities and research institutions.
The OpenLab – more than just a workshop
The OpenLab, operated by the New Production Institute at Helmut Schmidt University (HSU), is a high-tech workshop that offers far more than just workspace. This includes:
- Workshops for building prototypes and small series that impart practical knowledge.
- Consultancy services that provide in-depth insights into prototyping and small series production.
- Access to modern machines such as 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines, which are indispensable for the realisation of complex projects.
- An extended partner network, accessible through the OpenLab, to promote exchange and collaboration.
The OpenLab as part of the FabLab movement
The OpenLab is part of the global FabLabs (Fabrication Laboratories) movement and is part of a worldwide network of open workshops. It is open to all interested parties – from students and private individuals to companies. The offer ranges from the development of prototypes for start-ups to research and student projects to leisure projects. The lab is open on weekdays, with a special OpenLab Day every Tuesday.
Startup Port: A network for success
As a dynamic driver of innovation and creativity, the OpenLab is a mainstay of the Startup Port network, which offers new and inspiring opportunities to founders in the metropolitan region. As a prime example of the efficiency of the Startup Port, which pools the strengths of ten universities and various research institutions in the Hamburg metropolitan region, the OpenLab serves as a valuable platform for young startups who want to turn their innovative ideas into reality.
Helmut-Schmidt-Universität / Universität der Bundeswehr
Tel: 040 6541-3526