Mobile and full of energy - creative minds at the BTU campus

Alternative Propulsion for climate-friendly mobility, interesting facts about flow experiments under zero gravity, learning in digital worlds: The list of exciting topics is diverse and offers all those interested not only news from science but also phenomena to marvel at, to touch and to try out.

When it comes to the mobility of the future and energy topics, the campus of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is the perfect address: On Saturday, October 7, 2023, it's that time again. From 6 p.m. - midnight, in addition to many stations in the Central Lecture Theatre Building, the new DLR School Lab, the flow research labs and the energy and high-voltage researchlabs will open. The CreativeOpenLab (COLab) will present itself in the Start Block B2 Gründungszentrum.

The hands-on, information and demonstration offerings are wide-ranging. Many are in particular also suitable for children and young people. Experience experiments, microscopy, drone programming, escape room, VR and AI applications, crime scene science and more....

Locations and highlights at a glance

Exciting facts about flow simulation and high-voltage technology - Lab tours and demonstrations. (Meet in front of the Central Lecture Hall Building).:

  • Guided tour to the Fluid Dynamics Application Center/Fluid Center: From parabolic flights to experiments on the ISS here are exciting things about the importance of weightlessness in fluid dynamics research and insights with VR glasses into a world without gravity.
  • Visit and guided tour of the Energy Distribution and High Voltage Engineering laboratory areas: artificial generation of lightning in the high-voltage hall, intelligent control of energy flows in the smart grid and training simulator for high-voltage networks.

In the Central Lecture Theatre Building.

  • Workshop on how drones work and how to program them
  • Interactive AI exhibit - about the basic mechanisms of artificial intelligence
  • Virtual experience of renewable energies and their infrastructure
  • Explore hidden supporting structures interactively
  • Ultimate Escape Experience: Immerse yourself in virtual worlds and crack the unknown code
  • Crime Scene Analysis and Forensic Sciences: Tracking down the Cause of a Fire (19:00 at the Forum Square)
  • Medical technology and mobility - orthoses from the 3D printer
  • Vision: The climate-neutral Lausitz 2040
  • Perspective work Lusatia
  • Research for the mobility of the future - Alternative Propulsion and hybrid-electric flying in the chesco
  • Innovation Campus Electronics and Microsensors (iCampµs) - a journey into the world of microchips
  • Experience technology - the laws of physics at the physics sphere track
  • Math makes mobile - Mathematics in a different way

DLR_School_Lab and the DLR Institute for Low CO2 Industrial Processes

Tinker with pocket heat storage units yourself, test water bottle rockets, take a close look at a demo heat pump and find out how tennis balls can be accelerated with a gas mixture. Experiments and demonstrations at DLR_School-Lab.

CreativeOpenLab (COLab)in Launch Block B2

What the COLab has to offer can easily be experienced in hands-on activities and guided tours through the high-tech workshops.

Food and drink will be provided by the Mensa team of the Studentenwerk Frankfurt (Oder) in the foyer of the Mensa!

The complete program of the Night of Creative Minds 2023 online:


Daniel Ebert, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Friend- and Fundraising, Alumni, T +49 (355) 69 2420,


Daniel Ebert
Stabsstelle Friend- and Fundraising; Alumni
T +49 (0) 355 69-2420

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