Open Photonics Innovation - ACP's Lichtwerkstatt

Lichtwerkstatt Makerspace - Open Photonics Made in Jena

The Lichtwerkstatt is Germany's first Photonics Makerspace where citizens, researchers and companies with an interest in optics and photonics can gain free and easy-to-use access to state-of-the-art technical equipment.
Open Photonics Innovation - ACP's Lichtwerkstatt
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Information

Although the project is not funded by the BMBF anymore, the Lichtwerkstatt Makerspace remained a central part of all our outreach and innovation activities!

For most recent announcement and workshop registration, please visit the official website of the Lichtwerkstatt Makerspace at www.lichtwerkstatt-jena.deExternal link

Photonics Days 2019 at the Lichtwerkstatt Jena.
Photonics Days 2019 at the Lichtwerkstatt Jena.
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

The Lichtwerkstatt is Germany's first photonics makerspace, where citizens, researchers and companies with an interest in optics and photonics have free access to modern technical equipment (including AR/VR, 3D scanning, 3D printing, laser cutting, microelectronics) and the necessary know-how to realize their own ideas. In addition to representatives from companies and academia, many dedicated master's students from the fields of physics, photonics, IT sciences and media management are the main users of the makerspace.

Photonics Workshop at the Lichtwerkstatt Jena.
Photonics Workshop at the Lichtwerkstatt Jena.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

Thanks to our enthusiastic makerspace community, the Lichtwerkstatt has become a lively space for creative work, knowledge exchange, prototyping and joint experimentation. The Lichtwerkstatt provides all students and graduate students with ongoing access to rapid prototyping technologies, individual mentoring, exciting workshops and projects. In addition, the makerspace team promotes the exchange with the industry through open innovation formats such as hackathons or innovation camps.

Hackathon 2019 of the Lichtwerkstatt Jena.
Image: FSU/LichtwerkstattJena

The use of the makerspace is free for everyone, so don't hesitate and start your own project! For more information, please visit the project website or contact us via team@lichtwerkstatt-jena.de.

Contact

Thomas PERTSCH
Thomas PERTSCH
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Prof. Dr. Thomas PERTSCH

Spokesperson
Email: thomas.pertsch@uni-jena.de
Phone: +49 3641-9-47560

Nano & Quantum Optics

Johannes Kretzschmar
Johannes Kretzschmar
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Johannes KRETZSCHMAR

CTO Lichtwerkstatt
Email: johannes.kretzschmar@uni-jena.de
Phone:  +49 3641-9-47577

www.instagram.com/jkbeetleExternal link

Dr. Christian Helgert
Dr. Christian Helgert
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Dr. Christian HELGERT

CEO Abbe Center of Photonics
Email: christian.helgert@uni-jena.de
Phone: +49 3641-9-47960

David Zakoth
David Zakoth
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)

David ZAKOTH

Open Innovation Officer
Email: david.zakoth@uni-jena.de
Phone:  +49 3641-9-47577

The consortium was funded as an Open Photonics Innovation Initiative by the BMBF within the project "Lichtwerkstatt Pro" until 2023.