“Together you work less alone,” thought those people from Ruhr-Universität Bochum who set up a co-working space in the Uni-Forum Ost (UFO) in 2016. The collaborative concept is bearing fruit: it fosters creativity, the development of networks and the courage to present and refine ideas. Thus, the UFO premises constitute the seedbed of the WORLDFACTORY. This is where the first experiences were gathered, event formats tested, prototypes built in the MakerForum and plans made for the large MakerSpace.
Students, researchers and members of the teaching staff can also use the rooms in the UFO building for team meetings, seminars and conferences. In addition to the co-working space with 76 workplaces, three team spaces are available for groups of up to eight, ten or twelve people; there are lockers for work materials and a kitchenette.
Under coronavirus conditions, team meetings and events can only be held in small groups (two, three and five people in the team spaces) and only during the opening hours of the Info-Point (Mon. + Thurs. 9 am - 5 pm, Tue. + Wed. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 8 am - 1 pm).