Education & Events

Education is future. And so the programmes, workshops and courses of Werkstätte Wattens are an important impulse for the entrepreneurial, creative and technical education and training of young and established entrepreneurs, company employees and individuals.

An overview of our diverse range:

  • Impetus for founders and young companies
  • Workshops for established companies
  • Workshops for makers
  • Workshops for schools and students
  • Courses

Impetus for founders and young companies

From employment law and contracts to social media marketing and growth hacking to topics such as digital technologies or personal growth - with our quarterly programme we invite high-quality speakers to Werkstätte Wattens on a wide range of topics. Whether for a morning session, a day-filling workshop or 1: 1 consultation: the offer is aimed equally at startups and grownups, company employees as well as sole proprietors and other interested parties.

Current dates can be found in our programme.

With the Growth Camp, a three-month programme for startups in the growth phase, as well as the Alpine Tech Innovation Sprint and the Alpine Tech Accelerator, programmes for networking and fostering innovation of startups and grownups in the area of Alpine technology, we make our contribution to suport young and established companies as best as possible.

Detailed information on our startup & grownup programmes can be found at and


Workshops for companies

More courage to implement, more courage to take risks, more courage to collaborate - that is what it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur and to implement complex projects. Tailor-made workshops for companies convey systemic approaches and support the learning of these qualities through practical experience, through teamwork and the sense of failure and success.

Interested companies contact us by email to discuss the possibility of individually designed workshops.

A detailed overview of our workshop “From creative chaos to pitch”: Entrepreneurship Workshop 2.0 can be found at this link.

Workshops for makers

From 2D and 3D construction to the manufacture of furniture - our range of courses and workshops in the FabLab is diverse. Since the imparting and passing on of knowledge is an essential part of a FabLab for us, the courses and workshops are freely accessible. Current dates can be found in our programme.

All courses and workshops at a glance: packages

Workshops for schoolchildren

To inspire students aged 10-18 years for research and innovation is the goal of our “Digital Fit” workshops, which we are organizing in our FabLab on the initiative of the Verein klasse!forschung. From the construction of a solar-powered weather station to light-controlled mini-robots to a rapid prototyping workshop, the pupils experiment, led by experienced researchers, in small groups with original equipment in a real research environment.

Information & registration for the school workshops via the Verein klasse!forschung. Interested universities contact us by email to discuss the possibility of workshops for students.

Workshops for students

Over the past years, we have gained a lot of experience with a new teaching format for universities and technical colleges, which we call “Rapid Product Development”. This is an innovative, highly practice-oriented “hands-on” combination of lecture and exercise. Students experience first hand the circular innovation process - from the first sketch to the prototype, the value of “early failure” and “asking the right questions”, as well as achieving success through an iterative learning process. The individual prototypes are made by the students themselves using the latest digital manufacturing methods and the support of the FabLab team - authentically embedded in the inspiring start-up environment of Werkstätte Wattens. Since the content and the task can be adapted to the students’ prior knowledge, this format is also perfect as a valuable addition to business lectures, especially in the fields of product development or innovation management.

For further information please contact us via email.


Designing future realities

Designing Future Realities is a post-graduate programme offered by the University of Innsbruck in cooperation with Destination Wattens. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, Designing Future Realities addresses challenges such as climate change, digitalization and more and encourages participants to find solutions with a lasting positive impact on the development of our society.

The programme is open to university students as well as executives from various related fields.

Digital fabrication excellence

Implementing “lean & rapid” innovation projects - this is the task of the modular course Digital Fabrication Excellence. Participants develop a new competence portfolio that goes far beyond classic innovation management. The focus of the course is on the qualification to implement innovation quickly and cost-effectively in the company (not only to recognize it but also) and thereby to gain a clear competitive advantage in the highly developed environment of globalization, short product cycles and digital change.

The course, which starts in autumn 2020, is equally suitable for practitioners and academics. more information


Whether for courses, workshops or meetings - Werkstätte Wattens offers an excellent range of rooms for every need. For work meetings, brainstorming rounds and sprints or workshops and courses, top-equipped meeting and event rooms are available that can be used flexibly.

Our space at a glance: meetings & events