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DesignLAB | Creative Space

DesignLAB | Creative Space

The MCEI DesignLAB is the collaborative creative space for you to brainstorm, develop ideas and get your startup of the ground. In the room you can find desks, fully equipped with a presentation tv, a relax-corner, arts and crafts supplies and a 3D-printer for prototyping, a coffeemaker, a white board and of course enough space for your entire team to get to work. 


To book time in the DesignLAB you first have to register in the DesignLAB Group. After admission you can create an event, which will be your booking. Look in the booking calendar, if there is already a booking in your desired timeslot. If so, please choose another one. Please note that the maximum duration for one booking is 72hrs and you have to be enrolled at the University of Mannheim. That means, at least one member of your team must be enrolled at the University of Mannheim. After booking you will get an confirmation and can pick up the keys and access card at the secretary's office during office hours. You can enter the room anytime you like with the keys! When you get the keys you will be asked to sign the terms and conditions of the DesignLAB. For further information on opening hours and general information please refer to the terms and conditions.


For general inquiries about the DesignLAB write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum