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Future Lab

The FUTURE LAB – the "coolest knowledge factory for digital talent and innovative minds" – is a modern knowledge and learning workshop for children, teenagers, and adults. The focus here is on research, innovation, natural sciences, and technology.

Discover your Genius

With curiosity, the kids discover their interests and talents and learn about new professions. Covering 140 square meters, the transgenerational "Future Lab" think tank offers very special educational opportunities. Equipped with 3D printer, green screen, all sorts of robots and programming platforms, the lab provides a creative and inspiring environment where the visitors can experience future technologies.

Eight laboratories

The FUTURE LAB essentially consists of eight laboratories: .
VR LAB, DATA LAB, SMART LAB, HEALTH LAB, ROBO LAB, MOBILITY LAB, MAKING LAB, and MEDIA LAB. Each of these is a self-contained learning unit where attendees can playfully acquire tomorrow's knowledge and expertise.

As different as the individual labs may be, what they all have in common are the essential skills of goal-oriented action, careful handling of equipment, capacity for teamwork, and the ability to reflect upon what is taught here.

The concept of the FUTURE LAB is aimed at the widest variety of target groups. Our programs inspire children and young people from kindergartens, elementary schools, junior and senior high schools, as well as apprentices and adults. Our customers, suppliers, and partners also have the opportunity to work here on innovations and cooperations.

FUTURE LAB
kids discover technologies

The children delve into digitalization and technology. The experiments and instruments are utilized in an age-appropriate manner and tie in ideally with the children's existing knowledge. After an introductory game with "Pepper" the robot, the kids switch to moving from lab to lab to discover the digital world.

DURATION: By arrangement
NUMBERS: 12 to 26 participants


TARGET GROUP: Young explorers aged 3 to 10 years old

FUTURE LAB expert

Working in teams, attendees get to see all eight labs and their technologies and become "experts" in the respective subject areas. They spend 25 minutes in each lab before moving to the next.

DURATION: By arrangement
NUMBERS: 12 to 26 participants

TARGET GROUP: Due to the different levels of complexity in each lab, this format is suitable for every age group (11 years and over) and can be extended in an advanced program.

FUTURE LAB
team challenge

The focus of this format is on "team building" and "competition". Cooperation in the team is very important for the groups' shared success. The digital networking of the labs and the common goal make the "we are one" spirit clearly perceptible.

After an introduction phase, the attendees are divided into eight groups. Each team has approximately two hours to familiarize themselves with the technologies and to solve their individual challenges independently. They all have a common goal: to perform the "Robocup". Each team makes its individual contribution to successful performance. Finally, the results are reflected upon and parallels drawn to everyday situations and the professional world, and then the hazards of digitalization are discussed.

DURATION: approx. 4 hours
NUMBERS: 18 to 26 participants

TARGET GROUP: Due to the high degree of self-guidance in completing the tasks, the "FUTURE LAB team challenge" is suitable for students in the fourth grade and over of secondary level I (junior high school, lower AHS) and secondary level II (upper AHS, vocational college, apprentices, etc.), as well as for adults. Workshop leaders are there to lend a helping hand, especially to the younger students.

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend that the "FUTURE LAB expert" workshop be completed beforehand.

FUTURE LAB
company challenge

The participants learn about business interdependencies and the importance of collaboration within the team (= employees) and between the eight labs (= departments) for a successful operating process. In this workshop, the concept of the "FUTURE LAB team challenge" is placed in a corporate context. We would also be happy to refer to business studies classes or to company-specific topics. 

DURATION: approx. 4 hours
NUMBERS: 18 to 26 participants

TARGET GROUP: Students in secondary level II, apprentices, and adults

FUTURE LAB
digital project

In the course of this workshop, participants experiment with the technologies of the labs and experience digitalization and creativity consciously for themselves. The attendees are familiarized with the subject of digitalization in a playful manner in order to arouse their interest and enthusiasm in dealing with the topic more intensively. In the subsequent project work, they produce creative results in groups. The assignment here can be a task that's relevant to the participants' company, school, area of life, etc. The creativity of the group is stimulated by different process steps, coaching from the workshop leader, and use of all the technologies available in the FUTURE LAB. In the final presentation to colleagues, teachers, trainers, etc., digitalization is reflected upon jointly in the group and personal further development is pursued.

DURATION: approx. 8 hours
NUMBERS: 12 to 26 participants

TARGET GROUP: Students in secondary level II, apprentices, and adults
ALTERNATIVE: If the "FUTURE LAB expert" workshop format has already been completed, the duration can be shortened to approximately 4 hours.

Discover more

We can offer your school, your teaching staff, and your students our professional support in line with your goals:

  • Certification of your school as a "digi.TNMS"
  • Teacher training in the field of digitalization
  • Skill building in the field of the "digi.komp" initiative
  • Preparation for competitions (e.g., BeeBot Cup)
  • Specialist lectures

Behind the scenes
Your students gain valuable insights into the practices of machine engineering company FILL. For extra added value with regard to career orientation, specific fields of activity in the FILL working world can be integrated into the workshops. Interaction with FILL "role models" for the respective group is also possible here.

Future Zone Tour
Accompany us on a 30-minute tour through the FILL FUTURE ZONE.

Coolest Classroom

The HOLODECK is an extraordinary presentation and training room. It offers the perfect atmosphere for groups of any age. Events, workshops, lectures, seminars, and lessons are turned into an incomparable experience for the participants.

The imposing 360-degree LED wall, perfect cinema sound, comfortable lounge furniture for up to 50 people, and the futuristic bar area create a unique atmosphere in the "coolest classroom". Our technical experts would be happy to give advice and support.

Registration

All FUTURE LAB events are free of charge for teaching staff and pupils of kindergartens and schools in the Innviertel region.

We would be happy to arrange a personal meeting with all other interested parties to discuss the contribution to costs.

If you have any questions about the FUTURE LAB (viewing, advice, booking, etc.), please contact:

Tel. +43 664 88142276

futurelab@fill.co.at

We look forward to seeing you!

Future Lab Laboratories

Tasks

  • Learning about virtual worlds
  • Exploring and using virtual tools
  • Recording 360° images and videos
  • Holding virtual meetings
  • Critically examining VR technology in terms of social aspects

 

Skills & abilities

  • Spatial imagination
  • Adaptability
  • Communication skills

Equipment

  • Virtual reality glasses and controller
  • Laptop
  • 360° camera
  • Smartphone

Tasks

  • Generating and collecting information and data (big data)
  • Analyzing and visualizing data
  • Monitoring and controlling based on data analyses
  • Critically examining data backup

 

Skills & abilities

  • Analytical capability and decision-making ability
  • Logical and foresighted thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Time management

Equipment

  • Smart TV
  • Cameras
  • Computer
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet

Tasks

  • Learning about voice-controlled technologies
  • Programming "If-This-Then-That" commands
  • Controlling communication between the widest variety of devices
  • Critically examining the potential risks of smart technologies

 

 

Skills & abilities

  • Logical and abstract thinking
  • Precise working method
  • Patience
  • Concentration

Equipment

  • Amazon Echo "Alexa"
  • Alexa command receivers (table lamps, rotating lights, etc.)
  • Vacuum cleaner robot
  • Tablet

Tasks

  • Learning about devices and applications
  • Recording and evaluating health-related data
  • Conducting and recording performance and stress tests
  • Identifying noises with the help of an acoustic camera
  • Creating a training plan based on the results
  • Critically examining the technologies for daily use

 

Skills & abilities

  • Customer orientation
  • Empathy
  • Perseverance
  • Motivation
  • Communication skills

Equipment

  • Smart watch
  • Blood pressure and heart rate monitors
  • Acoustic camera
  • Fitness equipment
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet

Tasks

  • Learning about different types of robots and the applications of robot support in everyday use
  • Programming and controlling the widest variety of movement sequences
  • Using robots from the industrial sector
  • Critically examining the subject in terms of jobs

Skills & abilities

  • Logical thinking
  • Spatial imagination
  • Patience
  • Concentration

Equipment

  • Various robots (Alpha, Cozmo, Dash, Fanuc, Jimu, Robot Arm, etc.)
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet

Tasks

  • Learning about different transport and spying systems
  • Establishing and controlling a logistics system by rail and air
  • Flying a drone
  • Operating a multifunctional robot (Robomaster)
  • Critically examining the technologies in terms of societal and social aspects

Skills & abilities

  • Spatial imagination
  • Logical thinking
  • Fine motor skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

Equipment

  • Drones
  • "Riley" – the robot spy
  • Robomaster
  • Rail transport system
  • Smartphone

 

Tasks

  • Learning about the technologies
  • Designing, developing, and producing one's own prototypes
  • Operating and controlling a laser cutter and a 3D printer
  • Building electronic circuits
  • Critically examining the technologies in terms of resources

 

Skills & abilities

  • Abstract thinking
  • Spatial imagination
  • Fine motor skills
  • Creativity

Equipment

  • Laser cutter
  • 3D printer
  • 3D pressure pins
  • Soldering stations
  • Electronic components
  • Laptop
  • Smartphone

 

Tasks

  • Learning about media technology
  • Recording, communicating, and storing information
  • Preparing contributions using the very latest technology and a green screen
  • Publishing on social media
  • Live-streaming events
  • Critically examining media and easy dissemination of information and fake news

Skills & abilities

  • Verbal expressive powers
  • Creativity
  • Demeanor

Equipment

  • PC with programs for video recording and processing
  • Video camera
  • Microphone and lighting
  • Requisites for video recordings
  • Green screen for overlaying the widest variety of backgrounds
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet

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