The step-by-step model described below combines the building blocks of the sub-projects as an overall didactic concept for an innovative educational and collaborative environment that both activates many people (broad impact) and enables and promotes the transition to increasingly higher-quality offerings. The result is an educational offer along the entire educational chain, the quality of which is continuously evaluated (WP7) and ensured with the support of the industrial and scientific advisory board. The Quantum Technology FabLab (stationary, mobile and virtual, WP2 & WP3) as a collaboration and learning environment forms the central building block for the initial approach and for opening up and motivating the various target groups.
This is where many companies, researchers and young scientists are mobilized to actively continue their education and collaborate with other stakeholders. At the other end of our educational chain is a wide-ranging educational program based on the Bachelor's and Master's degree in Quantum Engineering at Saarland University (AP6) with transition opportunities to a doctorate. For this purpose, open learning materials (OER) adapted to the different educational levels are developed and didactic macro and functional models are implemented and used in cooperation with the FabLab (WP4). For plant and mechanical engineering companies (WP7), tailor-made further training formats will be created that demonstrate the combination of technological possibilities and properties of 2nd generation quantum sensors with requirements and problems from industrial applications (WP5) and enable entry into R&D or further qualification. The concept is rounded off by the exchange of researchers, young scientists and the possibility of involving further experts through an additional R&D budget.
The following diagram outlines the content of our didactic step-by-step model - we start by opening up companies to create awareness. Young scientists are addressed in different pillars, whereby we focus in particular on the application orientation in engineering degree programs. This is followed by actual use in corporate product development - another core competence of FabLabs.