Our Sponsoring Society

The Förderverein Forschungs- & Anwendungszentrum für digitale Zukunftstechnologien Lichtenfels e.V. [Society for Lichtenfels Center of Next Generation Digital Technologies] was established on 18 November 2019 with the aim of promoting education, science and research.

Our projects

FADZ Lab - open creative workshop for the general public

STEM education plays a key role in shaping digital transformation and the associated technological change, because digital applications, IT and technology pervade our work and everyday life. Our FADZ Lab is intended to offer the general public, in particular young people and schools, a teaching and meeting place for experimenting and dabbling. It will provide opportunities to explore and learn together about technical relationships, small creative projects and new technologies.

In the future, we hope our FADZ Lab will be able to offer young people, technical experts and anyone else who is interested a meeting place and interactive learning space. FADZ Lab could hold various events for schools, young people and the general public. 


Repair Café - DIY & inventor workshop

Have an idea for a useful everyday gadget and aren’t sure how to go about it? Is your fishing rod broken and you’d like to repair it instead of throwing it away but don’t have the right tools? Are you a techie who would like to help others with their projects? We have just the place for you - the Repair Café! Through our Repair Café we would like to offer all techies the opportunity to come together and share ideas. You can work together with others on your DIY project, get help or overcome the last hurdle for your idea.

The FADZ board

As initiators of the Sponsoring Society, we aim to generate momentum for the future development of business, science and research and help shape digital change in the regional economy.

  • Chairman
    Frank Carsten Herzog

    Founder & shareholder 
    Concept Laser GmbH

  • Vice Chairman
    Dr Eva Bittmann

    Managing Director of Werkstoff &
    Struktur – Sachverständigenbüro Kunststofftechnik

  • Treasurer
    Roland Vogel

    Deputy CEO
    Sparkasse Coburg – Lichtenfels

  • Secretary
    Mathias Söllner

    Master Craftsman
    District Association of Craftsmen

  • Associate & ex officio member
    Coburg University represented by
    Prof Dr Christiane Fritze 

    President of Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts

  • Associate & ex officio member
    Emmi Zeulner

    Member of the German Bundestag

  • Associate & ex officio member
    Jürgen Baumgärtner

    Member of the Bavarian parliament

  • Associate
    Birgit Partheymüller

    Managing Director
    INNOCEPT Engineering GmbH

  • Associate
    Gisela Raab

    Managing Director
    Raab Baugesellschaft mbH & Co KG

  • Associate
    André Baumann

    Verpa Folie Weidhausen GmbH

Members of FADZ

Our community is growing. These companies are already part of our Sponsoring Society, helping to shape opportunities, technologies and future trends.
You can find further information about membership, the articles of association and membership fee regulations here.