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Prototype your PhD

Two-day workshop for doctoral candidates 

Make your research come alive – at the workshop Prototype your PhD!

The workshop 'Prototype your PhD' will teach you how to create actual models to illustrate the aim of your research project. And this is possible in all research fields, irrespective of how theoretical they may be, with the help of the rapid prototyping approach.

Participants will learn how to use the fascinating creative techniques derived from design thinking and to present what they produce succinctly and convincingly using the storyteller method. The workshop, which will be held in English, is directed at doctoral candidates.

how you will benefit:
  • Rapid Prototyping: Learn new methods to build haptic prototypes of your research, even when you think it is "too theoretical" to prototype.

  • Design Thinking: Get to know new creativity techniques for your daily work in the inspiring environment of UnternehmerTUM and the high-tech workshop "MakerSpace".

  • Storytelling: Use the narrative thinking method for communicating your "story" convincingly.



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Your personal contact

Olivia Hornsmann

Olivia Hornsmann

Project Leader
Entrepreneurship & Tech Education

+49 89-18 94 69-1526


The most important aspects at a glance

  • Target group

    Doctoral students and Post-Docs – especially from the TUM Graduate School.

  • Format


  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Language


  • requirements

    Curiosity and openness!

  • Course fee

    Doctoral students from the TUM Graduate School: EUR 150.

    Students from other universities or Post-Docs:
    EUR 350

    Reimbursement of the course fee is possible under the Guidelines of the TUM Graduate School.

  • Course Instructor

    Olivia Hornsmann, UnternehmerTUM GmbH.

  • Date and location
    • 4-5 May 2017: Garching


    The location is at the Entrepreneurship Center of UnternehmerTUM and TUM, which hosts creative working spaces such as the 1500 square-meter high-tech workshop MakerSpace.