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Fun and Action with THINK BIG!

This is the fourth time that our career event for students "THINK BIG!" took place at bauma 2022. Do you attend grade 7 to 12 and would like to experience technology live as well as get to know professions outside of the mainstream? Then you are exactly right here!

Young talent for the industry

On the "Werkstatt Live!" stage, apprentices, accompanied by the two presenters Mike and Ina, showed what they learn in their apprenticeship, "live" on large machines. Along the way, Mike and Ina interviewed them about their future plans and their lives. Apprentices and female role models also showed young girls that technical professions are not a male domain.

Around 20 companies, institutes and associations invited you to produce small workpieces, try out simulators, experiment and find out about technical apprenticeships and courses of study at booths in the ICM Foyer of Messe München. In a relaxed atmosphere, with fun and games.

Last but not least: a visit to bauma is of course another highlight. Here, you can see with your own eyes what innovative technology can achieve.

“THINK BIG!” is an initiative from VDMA and Messe München.

The partners were:

  • Bauer Gruppe
  • bbw Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e.V.
  • Georg Fritzmeier GmbH & Co.KG
  • GEDA GmbH
  • Construction industry
    • Hauptverband der Deutschen Bauindustrie e.V.
    • STRABAG BMTI GmbH & Co. KG
    • Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG
  • Hawe Hydraulik SE
  • Kiesel GmbH
  • Komatsu Germany GmbH
  • LandBauTechnik – Bundesverband e.V.
  • Firmengruppe Liebherr
  • Universities and colleges
    • RWTH Aachen
    • TU Dresden
    • TU Freiberg
    • TU Hamburg
    • TH Köln
    • TU München
    • TH Ulm
    • IAB Weimar
  • Wacker Neuson Vertrieb Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
  • Zeppelin GmbH