Portal for Women in Science and Technology
in Baden-Wurttemberg

The meccanica feminale is a project of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wurttemberg. 

Call for lectres - Submit your contribution lectures now!

meccanica feminale 2025

| 18/02 - 22/02/2025 | University of Stuttgart | Main Topic: Digital Transformation

Are you a female (mechanical or electrical) engineer working in research or industry? Are you a female specialist in informatics or do you teach social skills? Or do you do something completely different and would like to pass on your knowledge and experience to women in the STEM field?

Then submit your contribution for meccanica feminale 2025!

Possible topics

This year's main topic is digital transformation.This year, the focus is on digital transformation. You can also submit a contribution on the following topics (of course we also accept other topic suggestions):

  • AI
  • Industry 4.0
  • Extended Reality (XR)
  • CAD
  • Python
  • App development
  • Various programming languages
  • Sustainability
  • Renewable energy & energy storage
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Autonomous driving & electromobility
  • Material science
  • Construction methodology
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Simulation & modelling
  • Measurement & systems technology
  • Control procedures
  • Bionic & biomedicine
  • Signal processing
  • Information & communication technologies
  • Aerospace technology
  • Energy management
  • Mechatronics

Social skills:

  • Knowledge management
  • Time management
  • Self-confident appearance
  • Voice training
  • Mentoring
  • Career planning
  • Technical English
  • Conflict management
  • Work-Life-Balance
  • Reconciling family and career
Possible formats
FORMATTimeDuration in minutes
Half-week courseTuesday to Thursday / Thursday to Saturday16 units of 45 min
Day courseWednesday, Friday, Saturday6-8 units of 45 min
Workshop*by arrangement1-2 units of 45 min
Lunch talk (lecture)*by arrangement45min
*Workshops, lunch talk in the social program on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at noon / in the evening

The meccanica feminale takes place on site in presence. There are no hybrid events. In exceptional cases, individual events may take place online. If you are interested, please contact us before submitting your contribution.

Schedule & deadlines
Deadline for the Call for Lectures16/06/2024
Decision of programme committee and feedback
Rückmeldung über Annahme Ihres Beitrags
oder Absage
Summer of 2024
Registration period for participants*Autumn of 2024
meccanica feminale Baden-Wüttemberg18. – 22.02.2025
* A course will take place if at least five participants are registered. The lecturers will be informed as soon as this number has been reached, but no later than four weeks before the start of the course.

Während der Veranstaltung bieten wir Ihnen bei Bedarf kostenlose Kinderbetreuung. Melden Sie sich bei Interesse einfach bei uns.

Compensation for lecturers

Company representatives can offer their teaching activities as part of a sponsorship, please contact us for more information. 

If your course takes place, you will receive a teaching assignement of Furtwangen University. If you work as a part-time lecturer for our event, the remuneration is exempt from tax and social security contributions up to €3,000.00 per year within the framework of the lump-sum allowance for training supervisors .

Any travelling and accommodation expenses incurred will be reimbursed in accordance with the Landesreisekostengesetz Baden-Württemberg (LRKG BW).

Further information

We offer free childcareduring the event if required. Simply contact us if you are interested.

If you organise your course as a lecture and a student at Furtwangen University earns a graded ECTS point, you can also be reimbursed for the assessment of the examination .

PhD student session

Here you can exchange ideas with other female doctoral students. You have time and space to give each other professional tips. But it's also about the difficulties you face when doing a doctorate and about empowering you.
A female engineer with a doctorate will moderate the session and share her experiences with you.

  • For female doctoral students from the fields of electrical/ mechanical engineering, or engineering sciences.
  • Presentation of your own research, followed by feedback from the other participants
  • Mutual support and exchange of your experiences
  • Expense allowance & reimbursement of travel expenses

Are you interested? Than contact carolin.hilzendegen[at]hs-furtwangen.de with the following information: Doctoral subject, doctoral topic, university/institution

Programme commitee

The programme committee decides on the acceptance of the contributions.. It consists of the network F.I.T, professors from the participating universities, a student representative and alternating guest members from industry or research. Following the meeting, all applicants will be informed of the acceptance or rejection of their contributions by email.

further information for lecturers

Contact Persons

Carolin Hilzendegen
Tel. +49 7720 / 307 – 4536

Andrea Pflug
Tel. +49 7720 / 307 – 4363