Innovationshub Düsseldorf

Once a year, we show the latest developments and trends in the media and communications industry to our customers at lectures, discussion panels and workshops.

Welcome to the INNOVATIONSHUB for digital media solutions. Learn more about trends and innovations that will accompany us in the near future. We offer our customers complete solutions from a single source that are innovative and useful, as well as appealing in terms of design and intuitive to use. For this purpose, the Innovation Hub provides a framework for brainstorming, conceptualizing, implementing and exploiting innovative solutions in the digital economy. Here, universities and companies work together on digital innovations. The EUROPEAN UNION and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia are supporting the Innovation Hub as part of the ERDF program (European Regional Development Fund / Investing in our Future). New opportunities for the innovative strength of the individual partners are to be promoted directly at the intersection of creative and technological development.




Our History

In 2015, WICKIE was one of the winners of CreativeMedia.NRW, an ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) funding competition organized by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The central idea of WICKIE was the development of interdisciplinary work processes, so the prerequisite was the formation of a think tank in which future-oriented solutions for innovative media technology projects were to be developed.

In the INNOVATIONSHUB, the synergies of the network partners tennagels Medientechnik, LAVAlabs Moving Images and Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences in their core competencies of media technology, creation and science were effectively leveraged in a joint workspace.

After the virtual presentation, the partners designed a workspace that was implemented in reality. The virtual workspace, based on an adapted standard platform for joint work, supported the bridging of spatial and temporal distances of the cooperation partners. The project partners specified a structured user-centered approach for the targeted development of innovative ideas.

Thus the basis was created. Innovations could be defined, articulated and implemented in an exemplary manner. The wide range of competencies of the alliance partners led to completely new perspectives and the realization that the INNOVATIONSHUB cooperation network is an important aspect of successful innovations.

Our partners in the INNOVATIONSHUB

Running a research network involves a lot of effort and passion. With Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences and LAVAlabs, we have successfully created a microcosm from the ranks of our own network that welcomes forward-looking thinking, social interaction and interdisciplinary work in equal measure.

We are spatially connected with both partners very successfully as well: You can find a joint AR/VR lab, motion tracking studio but also space for socializing and networking at Ackerstraße 11 in Düsseldorf.

HSD — Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences

The Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences is a modern educational institution in NRW. With approximately 9000 students, around 200 professors and 220 academic employees, the HSD is today one of the largest universities of applied sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia. With 36 degree programs in seven departments, it offers a broad and differentiated range of courses, whose profile is characterized by application-oriented and interdisciplinary education. The focal points that determine the spectrum of the university are in the fields of architecture, design, electrical engineering, mechanical and process engineering, media technology and informatics, social and cultural sciences, and economics.

Hochschule Düsseldorf, Logo

LAVAlabs Moving Images

LAVAlabs Moving Images is an innovative and creative studio for film, visual effects, animation and motion graphics. In the locations Düsseldorf, Stuttgart and Berlin LAVAlabs realizes films and digital media. Thanks to its vast network, LAVAlabs is agile, innovative and interdisciplinary. Every task is different and the solutions are just as individual.

LAVAlabs Moving Images