1. When are your opening hours? When can I work at MotionLab.Berlin?

Generally, our Space is open from 8 AM to 8 PM on weekdays. However, with your membership you have 24/7 access to our workspace, even on weekends, and can continue building your prototype all night long!

2. How do I gain access?

Our entire workspace is secured by a digital locking system. For this purpose, each member receives a batch, which serves as a key card to any space at MotionLab.Berlin released for him/her. The member batches have to be worn visibly at all times within our space.

3. How am I insured?

We have a company, product and environmental liability insurance. However, we recommend that you take out your own liability insurance.

4. What languages do you speak?

Our MotionLab.Berlin team speaks many different languages: English, German, C++, Python, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Ndebele, Shona, Afrikaans, Russian, Ukrainian, Bavarian, Danish, Italian, C# and SQL. Our members surely speak even more!

5. What kind of spaces are available for me to use? Are there additional storage options?

With your membership you have access to our two locations in Alt-Treptow and Marzahn. From startup offices for permanent rent, meeting rooms of different sizes, our machinery labs, makerspaces, coworking spaces, various event spaces, to our popular MakerGarages, there are workspaces for every occasion! Here you can find all information about the different spaces at MotionLab.Berlin in Alt-Treptow. And here you can find all spaces available at our second campus in Marzahn.

As a storage option we can offer you pallet spaces or lockers.

6. Is it possible to register my company’s official address at MotionLab.Berlin?

Yes, this is possible. Feel free to contact our team directly if you have any questions regarding this topic.

You can also find all information about our memberships bundled on our memberships page or directly in the PDF file, which you can download on this page.

1. How do I become a member at MotionLab.Berlin?

That’s easy: Check out our membership options, sign up for a personal tour at MotionLab.Berlin Treptow with one of our colleagues online and register as a member in our workspace directly on site or after the tour at home.

Find out more about the different memberships and register directly for your tour at MotionLab.Berlin in Treptow.

2. Are there student discounts available?

Yes, we have a student discount on our Professional Membership. Just talk to our colleagues when you register on-site or check the box provided when you register online. Don’t forget your student identification card/ student enrollment certificate! You will need to provide proof of student enrolment each semester to continue using this discount.

3. As an artist, what do I have to submit to get the discount?

We have a discount for artists on our Professional Membership. In order to receive this discount, you need to be able to prove that you are working as a full-time artist and for example are registered at the Künstlersozialkasse. For this purpose, you can show us documents that demonstrate such affiliation with the KSK.

4. Can I do a trial day or take a flexible break from my membership?

Of course you can get to know our MotionLab.Berlin workspace through trial days. For this purpose we offer day passes for 10 € per day. You can also easily pause your membership on a monthly basis. If you want to pause your membership, this can also be done with 25 days notice before the 1. of the next month. Pausing your membership means you will avoid another sign-up fee when you are ready to return. It will also allow you to maintain remote access to our hardtech community, the innovation network, and our Slack channels.

5. What payment methods do you accept?

Currently you can pay your membership by direct debit and, after a credit check, also by invoice. Payment by credit card will also be possible in the future.

6. How long is the cancellation period and how can I cancel my membership?

You can easily cancel your membership online through our membership platform. You will need to do this 25 days before the first day of the following month, as this is when each billing cycle begins.

The cancellation period for our individual memberships is only 25 days. For startup memberships, we have a cancellation period of 3 months.

Instead of cancelling your membership directly, you can also pause it in order to keep access to our MotionLab.Berlin hardtech community, the innovation network, our Slack channels, member-only events and the internal newsletter.

1. What machinery do you have?

We have a wide range of high quality machines in our different makerspaces at MotionLab.Berlin. From various 3d printers, large laser cutters, a metal workshop with various machines, our electronics lab, a workshop for textile processing, a wood working lab with a lot of different machines and a large wood CNC milling machine, there is everything that makes the heart of an inventor beat faster. In addition, we have of course a variety of smaller e-tools and a lot of other equipment. For a detailed overview of all machines and tools click HERE.

2. How can I use the machinery?

The use of our machinery is included in our Professional Membership for an unlimited amount of machine hours at no extra charge. All you have to do is attend a workshop for the machines you want to use directly with our workshop leaders, or provide us with certificates proving your knowledge of working on the respective machine. This way we can ensure for all our members (including you) that the machines work permanently and do not have to fail due to user errors.

1. What startup programs do you offer and how can I participate?

Within our startup program series we can offer you 3 different programs at the moment at MotionLab.Berlin. From the educational IoT Talent program for students, our startup accelerator program Hardtech Innovation and our Startup investment support MotionLab.Ventures, we can support you with a wide range of great programs! For a good overview off the programs click here.

In our innovation network, there is also always the opportunity to participate in great programs. As a member, it is also worthwhile to take a look at our communication channels!

2. What is your Hardtech Innovation Accelerator Program about?

Our Hardtech Innovation Accelerator Program is a seven-month program for early stage startups with comprehensive support, resources, tools, and mentorship, dedicated to accelerating sustainable initiatives. The Hardtech Innovation program is supported by funds from the European Union (European Social Fund) and the State of Berlin.

Find all details HERE!

3. What benefits do your programs offer?

The main program perks are:

  • Comprehensive financial & in-kind support tailored to your needs
  • Corporate services & support to reduce the administrative burden
  • Access to extensive networks, partners, investors & collaborators
  • Strategic marketing support to enhance your visibility
  • State-of-the-art prototyping machines, tailored workspaces & workshops
  • Individual coaching, mentoring & masterclasses by industry experts

4. What exactly is MotionLab.Ventures?

MotionLab.Ventures’ is a pre-seed venture support in Germany, Berlin that aims to back DACH based hardtech startups that are working on engineering the future with solutions that lead to net-zero carbon emissions. We are not just another investment support; MotionLab.Ventures is a launchpad for those who dream of reshaping industries. Find all details HERE!

5. Do you have any student programs?

Yes, as a student you can apply for our IoT Talent Program.

Through our 10 week program you can prove and expand your theoretical knowledge, pursue your own project, work on one of our corporate challenges and position yourself on the job market for future projects and employers. And the highlight: Our program is certified by BMWK, De-Hub and MotionLab.Berlin. Apply for the next batch and become part of our program, including mentoring, machinery, workshops and more, in the worth of €100.000 absolutely free of charge!

Find here all details on the program!

6. Which experts and mentors from your programs can help me learn and in which areas can they and your programs support me?

At MotionLab.Berlin, we understand the power of collaboration and continuous improvement. Our motto? Build, iterate, repeat. That’s why our startup scaling programs focus on providing you with the right sparring partners – mentors, coaches, and industry experts who are dedicated to helping you refine your idea. 

HERE you can find an overview of our mentors and the areas they can assist and help you with their knowledge.

1. How can I participate in an event or host my own event at MotionLab.Berlin?

We regularly organize amazing events in our Berlin event space at MotionLab.Berlin. Just register online via eventbrite. You can find all links and info about the upcoming events and all Berlin event series here. Even if you’re not a MotionLab.Berlin member, you can still participate in a lot of different event formats! Simply take a look at our event calendar.

If you want to organize your own event at our eventlocation Berlin? Find all information here and send us a request via the contact form at the end of this page.

2. Can I host my own event at your eventlocation at MotionLab.Berlin?

Of course! For this purpose we have different event spaces and rooms available in different sizes and for different settings. If you want to organize your own event at our eventlocation Berlin, find all information here. Simply send us a request via the contact form at the end of this page.

3. What kind of workshops do you provide and how can I participate?

Just register for the workshop of your choice online and come to MotionLab.Berlin on the specified date. You can find an overview of all workshops and the registration here.

As a MotionLab.Berlin member you get a 20% discount on the workshop prices, but of course you can also join the workshops and register without a membership!