At eight locations between Würzburg to the north and Taufkirchen south of Munich, the southern German state of Bavaria has established makerspaces to help young entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running.
For example, the Biopark space at the University of Regensburg provides 20,000 square meters of office and laboratory space as well as technical equipment and services to young people working in Medtech. The space has 38 tenants with more than 600 employees.
By contrast, the Augsburg Innovation Park is focusing on composite fibers and lightweight construction, mechatronics and automation, information technologies, embedded systems and environmental technology.
Makerspace members have access to equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters and waterjet cutting machines. They can also participate in special training sessions or make use of consultation meetings.