If you ask Christoph Neye how MotionLab.Berlin was born, he always replies with a big grin: “Actually, I only wanted to build a bicycle.”


We are glad that it didn’t remain with said bicycle and that today we look proudly at what was unthinkable just a few years ago. A 4500m2 Hardtech Innovation Hub and home to over 70 startups and more than 500 members. As with many startups, it all began with a small idea and very personal challenges. 

Because at the time, and without knowing it, each of the three founders faced different problems that they could have solved with a place like today’s MotionLab.Berlin.

That’s why the three founders decided to create a place that they had originally been looking for themselves. Through feedback from the first members, conversations with mentors and a lot of their own creative will, MotionLab.Berlin continued to develop and become what it is today.

Who we are, what we stand for and what we want to achieve:

Everything you should know about us...

… can be found in our annual reports.


It was an exciting third year of business and we are pleased to present the development of MotionLab ML GmbH and the influence of our community on the hardtech startup scene in this year’s annual report.

What you can expect:

  • Annual overview & milestones
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem & network
  • Hardtech startup overview

Thank you for the great support you have given MotionLab.Berlin and for all you have done to contribute to our mission. We are certain that we will continue to drive innovation in Germany together!

Annual Report 2020

    Annual Report 2019

      The Team

      We are more than just a group of people who see each other at the office. We are friends, supporters and critics. But most important, we share the same vision. Thereby we are as colourful as our community. From techie to entrepreneur.


      We are continuously developing the possibilities you have at MotionLab.Berlin. New ideas often bring new technical challenges – we provide the right environment, the right infrastructure as well as planing our expansion in new locations.

      Fridtjof Gustavs
      Fridtjof Gustavs | Founder
      Christoph Neye
      Christoph Neye | Founder
      Christoph Iwasjuta
      Christoph Iwasjuta | Founder

      Growth Team

      The core task of our Growth Team is to continuously improve both our space and our service offering. This we aim to achieve through the targeted development of tailor-made offers and the implementation of strategic ideas, thereby making the realisation of your projects even easier.

      Your perfect contact for:
      #Coaching #Mentoring #Investment #Marketing #Businessmodel #Partnerships #Memberships #SocialMedia #Accelerator #BusinessRelations

      Nadine Obermeier
      Nadine Obermeier | no@motionlab.berlin
      Varinhia Giedeck
      Varinhia Giedeck | vg@motionlab.berlin
      Tayla Sheldrake
      Tayla Sheldrake | ts@motionlab.berlin
      Matthew Mchina | mm@motionlab.berlin


      Our operations team takes care of a functioning infrastructure while you develop your prototype without any worries.


      Your perfect contact for:
      #Memberships #Space #Workshops #Onboarding #MeetingRooms #MachineryBooking

      Ulli Palm
      Ulli Palm | up@motionlab.berlin
      Rainer Voigt
      Rainer Voigt | rv@motionlab.berlin
      Moritz Heyder | mh@motionlab.berlin
      Laura Kühner
      Laura Kühner | lk@motionlab.berlin
      Thibault Hermitte | th@motionlab.berlin
      Guido van Toor
      Guido van Toor | gvt@motionlab.berlin
      Elis Ollero
      Elis Ollero | eo@motionlab.berlin


      The MotionLab.Academy team supports you in the technical implementation of your ideas and offers help with problems in the areas of prototyping and design.


      Your perfect contact for:

      #Tech #Innovation #Workshop #Prototyping #3DPrinting #Lasercut #CNC

      Rene Giese
      Rene Giese | rene.giese@berlin-tech-academy.de
      Bela Labrana | b.labrana@berlin-tech-acadmey.de
      Any questions?

      Make an appointment with our Growth Manager Matthew and discover your new workplace during a tour through our space