Ideas to Products

Do you have a product idea or already a prototype? We'll help you to make the product ready for the market! In our IDEAS TO PRODUCTS workshops and coaching sessions we support designers and makers with the implementation of their product ideas - starting with price calculation, production and distribution.

Make your product idea market-ready!

Happylab is looking for designers and makers who want to realize their product ideas with the help of 3D printers, Laser Cutters, CNC milling machines, Viny Cutters & Co. In several workshops and coaching sessions experts from the fields of product design and rapid prototyping support you with the implementation. The workshops take place on Friday afternoons or Saturdays from December 2015 to April 2016 in two groups at Happylab Wien and Happylab Salzburg.

  • Module I - Kick-Off
  • Get-together & overview of the digital fabrication tools at Happylab
    Vienna 4.12.2015; Salzburg 11.12.2015
  • Module II - Preproduction
    Product development, calculation, target groups, user centered design, project management
    Vienna 15./16.01.2016; Salzburg 22./23.01.2016
  • Module III: Production
    Production workshop with the digitale fabrication machines at Happylab
    Vienna 12. - 26.02.2016; Salzburg 19.02. - 04.03.2016
  • Module IV: Postproduction
    Channels of distribution, packaging design, product photography, social media, funding programmes

    Vienna 11./12.03.2016; Salzburg 18./19.03.2016
  • Module V: Presentation
    Final presentation of the results at Maker Faire Vienna

    Vienna 16./17.04.2016


Apply with your product idea for IDEAS TO PRODUCTS at Happylab Wien or Happylab Salzburg!

There is no open call now.


495€: Participation in all IDEAS TO PRODUCTS workshops incl. 1 year Happylab Large-Membership (amounting to 348€).



From January to June 2015 designers participated in the first IDEAS TO PRODUCTS workshop programme and developed their product ideas at Happylab: innovative, laser-cut jewelry, picture frames that are used as birdhouses or practical kitchen tools out of the CNC milling machine. Here are a few impressions from participants and lecturers:

"The programme is always different, very diverse and dynamic. The content is flexible and adapted to the needs of the participants." - Julian (participant)

"I like the exchange between the participants and the lectures. What makes them special is that they are not frontal and that we can play a part in it." - Regina (participant)

"The group gathers an interdiciplinary team in which everyone can bring in his or her own experiences and professional background. - Franz (lecturer)

Informations on the developed products can be found on the IDEAS TO PRODUCTS blog and the videos of the final presentations!

The workshop programme was conceptualised by Happylab in cooperation with Microgiants. Supported by vienna business agency. A service offered by the City of Vienna, aws - austria wirtschaftsservice and ITG - Innovationsservice für Salzburg.