Foundation stone for the Sensor Space

TRIDELTA Campus / Hendrik Bengs 20.10.2022

Andreas Heller, District Administrator of the Saale Holzland district, and Daniel Störzner, Chairman of the Board of Tridelta Campus Hermsdorf, sign the cooperation agreement for the Tridelta Campus project "Sensor-Space". With this, both partners seal their cooperation on the project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to set up the first children's MI(N)TmachLab specifically for sensor technology and production engineering in Eastern Thuringia. The signatures of District Administrator Andreas Heller and Tridelta Campus CEO Daniel Störzner under the joint cooperation agreement mark the start of the collaboration on the Sensor Space educational project. The Tridelta Campus is the initiator and project coordinator for the first children's MI(N)TmachLab specifically for sensor technology and production engineering in Eastern Thuringia.

The importance for the entire region is enormous

In addition to the TRIDELTA CAMPUS Hermsdorf and the Saale Holzland district, other partners are also involved in the cooperation. The Student Research Centre Gera provides technical and didactic support and contributes a wide range of experience. The Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia, STIFT for short, is taking on the personnel responsibility for the educational specialist who will supervise and teach the children and young people.

Team Nucleus is part of the Service Centre for Research and Transfer at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and offers children and young people from all over Thuringia who are interested in technology event formats to get to know and try out.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS Hermsdorf shapes the scientific orientation with great events such as summer schools or a Junior Academy during the holiday season.

In addition, a large number of companies from the TRIDELTA CAMPUS are participating in the project as associated partners. eropräzisa GmbH, H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH, LCP Laser Cut Processing GmbH, LUST Hybrid Technik, MICRO-HYBRID GmbH, MICRO-SENSOR GmbH, PI Ceramic GmbH, Porzellanfabrik Hermsdorf GmbH, Schneider Engineering Solutions GmbH, TRIDELTA GmbH and Via electronic GmbH support the SENSOR SPACE with technical know-how, through the active commitment of their apprentice trainers and trainees, as well as a partial takeover of the consumables.

What is the Sensor Space?

In Sensor Space, children and young people learn skills and competences for the development and application of future technologies. Courses & AGs in the afternoons are designed to complement school lessons - experimentation is the main focus here. The SENSOR SPACE offers are primarily available to the pupils of around 40 secondary schools (regular schools, grammar schools and comprehensive schools) in the districts of Greiz, Saale-Orla-Kreis and Saale-Holzland-Kreis. Around 15,000 pupils in the 10 to 16 age group have the opportunity to get to know SENSOR SPACE at various events. The aim is to reach about 300 to 500 pupils a year with weekly offers after a start-up phase of the hands-on lab.

MINT offers of the Sensor-Space

The abbreviation "MINT" stands for "mathematics, computer science, natural and engineering sciences and technology". In the Sensor Space, these topics are made tangible:

Programming, CNC, Automation, Big Data, IoT Data Processing, Artificial Intelligence.
High-tech manufacturing: Soldering, milling, ceramic manufacturing, 3D printing, manufacturing inspection and evaluation.
Basics of sensor technology