Since July 2013, the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) has been operating the DEZENTRALE in the Unionviertel district of Dortmund. A new concept turns the community laboratory into a glass laboratory. It becomes a place of tangible research. For this purpose, the organic area is being further expanded and is diving even deeper into materials research with fungi. The new concept no longer includes regular Fablab and Biolab days, but the doors to the DEZENTRALE will still remain open to all. In the future, there will continue to be participatory formats such as workshops, experimentation days, and exchange opportunities with scientists, both digitally and on-site.
Soon the first events will start.