19. October 2022
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Würth Elektronik and UnternehmerTUM invited to the MakerSpace

Waldenburg (Germany), October 19, 2022 – Würth Elektronik gives makers a chance: On October 13, the event “WE support your idea – Würth Elektronik meets MakerSpace” took place in Munich.

Developers quickly reach their limits when it comes to getting their own project off the ground; this is where Würth Elektronik comes in. In cooperation with MakerSpace, the high-tech prototype workshop of Europe’s largest innovation and start-up center UnternehmerTUM, the electronics company gives start-ups, students, and makers the space to bring their own ideas to life. Technology, machines, software, and training are available. On October 13, Würth Elektronik held its first event in the high-tech workshop of the MakerSpace to showcase opportunities for the concrete implementation of projects: WE support your idea - Würth Elektronik meets MakerSpace.

In exciting sessions, more than 100 participants were able to find out how they can meet current challenges in the electronics industry, and which solutions will help them advance their projects. A tour of the MakerSpace offered additional insights into a wide range of opportunities for makers. The event was opened by Alexander Gerfer, CTO of Würth Elektronik eiSos, and Prof. Dr. Helmut Schönenberger, founder and CEO of UnternehmerTUM.

“We support the creative ideas in the MakerSpace because this is exactly how we see ourselves as a technology enabler. Young developers benefit from our expert knowledge and support an idea from its inception to market maturity,” says Gerfer.

UnternehmerTUM is the initiator of the project. “We want to provide start-up assistance for creative ideas and create an appropriate space for them,” comments Schönenberger. “In this context, MakerSpace should be taken literally – it is a place for makers.”

At the MakerSpace, creatives and startups have been receiving holistic support from Würth Elektronik as a cooperation partner of UnternehmerTUM since February 2022. As one of the largest manufacturers of electronic and electromechanical components in Europe, Würth Elektronik supports with expertise and components and advises on prototype development.

In an expert consultation session, inventors have the opportunity to explore technical solutions with electronics experts. Together with in-house engineers, innovators can also test the electronic functionality of their development.