Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP
Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI
Golm Innovation Centre
GO:INcubator GmbH
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
University of Potsdam - Campus Golm
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science
Fraunhofer

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

Fraunhofer IAP

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP

More than just plastic
The Fraunhofer IAP offers a wide range of materials and process developments based on biobased and synthetic polymers in lab-scale and pilot-scale quantities. Biopolymer research is one of the focuses of the Institute and ranges from the characterization, synthesis and modification of raw materials, to the development of new products and processes. The Fraunhofer IAP has extensive know-how and years of project experience in the areas of cellulose and starch. New functional materials with special optical or electrical properties are developed on the basis of synthetic polymers and are processed into structural components for polymer electronics, organic light emitting diodes and flexible displays. Special polymers such as polyelectrolytes, polymer tensides, hydrogels, colloids and latices are used, for example, in the paper and detergent industry and in life science applications. The Fraunhofer IAP processes orders from local SMEs as well as from global players in Germany and abroad.
www.iap.fraunhofer.de

Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI

The Fraunhofer IZI works in the areas of biomedical and medical technology with focus on methods and technologies of molecular and cellular biotechnology. The R&D scopes of the Potsdam branch are nano-/biotechnology, molecular bioanalytics, biochip systems, and extremophile research as well as biodata banks.
www.izi.fraunhofer.de

GO:IN

GO:IN

Golm Innovation Centre

The GO:IN is a science-oriented innovation and new business centre. Based on the Potsdam-Golm science park, it offers excellent business premises and an inspiring scientific environment for research and development start-ups and SMEs in the field of biology, physics and chemistry.

GO:IN – a good place for ideas
GO:IN offers young R&D companies the ideal conditions for a successful start in a building with both office and laboratory space. Surrounded by the natural science faculties and institutes of the University of Potsdam and integrated in the largest science park in the state of Brandenburg, GO:IN is a prime location in which to develop and market scientific spin-off projects.

GO:IN’s offering is aimed at:
  • Founders of spin-offs from research, development and services, above all in the field of biology, physics and chemistry
  • Young companies seeking an innovative environment in which to grow their business
  • Start-up-oriented project groups, in which research scientists work with businesses on joint assignments.

www.goin-potsdam.de

At the moment 18 companies are located at GO:IN. You will find an overview of all companies and links to their respective websites at:
http://www.goin-potsdam.de/Firmenuebersicht_16_0.html

GO:INcubator GmbH

GO:INcubator GmbH

GO:INcubator has been the central point of contact for science and technology start-ups and companies on the Potsdam Science Park since 2007. In that time, it has become a successful one-stop agency advising start-ups and companies in the Berlin/Brandenburg region about how to get set up and how to grow. GO:INcubator supports graduates, scientists, post-docs, professors, entrepreneurs and freelance inventors from all over Germany in the development of their projects, start-ups and companies.

GO:INcubator offers the following services:
  • Business planning and business model development
  • Advice about grants (e.g. EXIST, KMU-innovativ, ZIM)
  • Corporate finance advisory (e.g. venture capital, loans)
  • Networking events and opportunities for further qualifications
  • Infrastructure (offices, laboratories, coworking)

For more information about our service, visit:
www.goincubator.de

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

MPI für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
(Albert Einstein Institute)

Research at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) is aimed at investigating Einstein’s relativity and beyond: mathematics, quantum gravity, astrophysical relativity, gravitational wave astronomy, data analysis and cosmology. The institute is located in Potsdam (theory) and in Hannover (experiments).
www.aei.mpg.de

MPI für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces was founded in 1992. Research in Colloid and Interface Science is widely covered by the following Departments: Biomaterials, Biomolecular SystemsColloid ChemistryInterfaces as well as Theory and Bio-Systems. Current research topics are polymeric films, membranes, micro- capsules, organic and inorganic nano- structures, biomineralization, nano- and microreactors, molecular motors and filaments as well as chemistry and biology of carbohydrates.

Biomimetic research is at the core of the Institute’s activity. Common goal is to learn from nature how to build hierarchical materials or active systems with new functionalities, with adaptive, self-healing or self-assembling properties.
www.mpikg.mpg.de

MPI für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology studies the dynamics of plant metabolism in the context of the plant system as a whole. The combination of traditional biological methods and modern procedures is making it possible to obtain a holistic understanding of the structure, function, dynamics and regulation of the plant genome, proteome and metabolome under different environmental conditions and at different times.
www.mpimp-golm.mpg.de

Universität Potsdam

Universität Potsdam

University of Potsdam - Campus Golm

The campus is situated on the Potsdam-Golm Science Park and houses the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Human Sciences Faculty of the University of Potsdam, alongside a number of its institutes. The university was founded in 1991. The institutes based here carry out research into the biosciences, chemistry and geosciences, physics and mathematics, but also in education, psychology and music.

Close collaborations exist between the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the non-academic institutions on the science park through jointly appointed professorships and numerous research projects.

Faculty of Human Sciences

With the aim of implementing the current higher education development plan of Potsdam University the Council of the Faculty of Human Sciences has approved the establishment of two structural units “area of excellence cognitive science” and “area of study educational science” in January 2008. The curriculum of the structural units is based on a flexible matrix structure with representation of science & research (six research priorities) and study & teaching (five departments).

Research priorities
  • “Action and behaviour”
  • “Language”
  • “Health”
  • “Mass and high-performance sports”
  • “School and teaching”
  • “Lifelong learning”

Teaching units
  • Psychology department
  • Linguistics department
  • Sports science and public health department
  • Educational science department
  • Teacher training department

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Potsdam University is also located on the Potsdam-Golm science park.

New premises with state-of-the-art equipment are available for research or teaching activities in the areas of life sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, physics and astronomy.

With regard to research the Faculty pays special attention to the following five study areas: earth sciences, functional soft matter, functional ecology and evolutionary research, complex systems and plant genomics/systems biology.