Student at machine (c) Stefan Bausewein

Startup Lab WERK:RAUM

#meet #learn #create - The innovation lab of the Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

The new Startup Lab WERK:RAUM is a meeting place, a place for networking and innovation, that says Startup Spirit on all four levels. Different creative spaces call for vivid brainstorming, for teamwork, and for the elaboration of ideas, all of which can be directly tested in practice in the fully equipped labs.

The WERK:RAUM portfolio is complemented by a mentoring programme, events and workshops on topics like Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Lego Serious Play.

Short Facts

  • Project duration: 01 Sept. 2021 to 31 Aug. 2025
  • Amount of funding: € 1,898,000
  • Funded by: the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Here you can see the BMBF logo

Where to find us:

Landwehrstraße 46, 97421 Schweinfurt


Opening hours:

Mon - Fri: 7:00 to 20:00

Sat: 8:00 to 18:00


WERK:RAUM portfolio

Through its integral concept of competence-developing, spatial, and organisational elements, the startup lab project WERK:RAUM aims to promote entrepreneurial activities at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, and thus in the entire region of Main-Franconia.

THWS is particularly keen on offering free spaces for research and startup under the protection of the higher education institution to convey innovative and economic thinking and societal values. Primarily for startup activities, THWS applied its startup concept WERK:RAUM to provide potential startup teams with broad range of technical and interdisciplinary support and a competitive infrastructure within an organisational framework.

WERK:RAUM constitutes the overall concept of the modules MACH:werk, TRIEB:werk and TRAG:werk. MACH:werk is a connected lab and a meeting place for innovators. TRIEB:werk supports the coordination of startup activities at THWS and TRAG:werk pools startup advice topics.


You have an innovative idea and want to pursue it further?

Then do not hesitate to contact us!

Write us an e-mail: werkraum.idee[at]

Or directly visit us in the startup lab WERK:RAUM.

We are looking forward to hearing from you, one way or another! ♥

WERK:RAUM workshop programmme - Innovation management and prototyping

Again this semester, we are offering an exciting and diverse workshop programme on innovation management and prototyping.

All workshops are complimentary. Registration is possible via our E-learning course WERK:RAUM. Hurry up, numbers of workshop participants are limited.


You are curious about our startup lab?

Then follow us on a virtual tour and discover our WERK:RAUM on a 3D-tour and explore all four levels of our startup lab!



E-learning course WERK:RAUM

Register to our new E-learning course "WERK:RAUM"!

There, you have the opportunity to book our creative and focus spaces, to register for events, to look at pictures of previous events and much more!



Professor Dr.-Ing. Jan Schmitt, Katharina Pfeuffer, Stefan Kuhn, Lisa Lehmann, Professor Dr.-Ing. Tobias Kaupp and Professor Dr.-Ing. Volker Bräutigam