Research

3 questions with the innoFSPEC transfer lab: »Cutting-edge research does not find its way into practice naturally. Its transfer has to be fostered.«

The innoFSPEC transfer lab is dedicated to transferring knowledge from science to industry. At the lab, researchers and innovation departments of industrial companies meet to jointly test and further develop the application of latest research results, as well as to bring new products and technologies to market maturity. In our interview, research associate Dr. Anne…
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»Sustainable membranes are the invisible heroes of our everyday lives« – Dr.-Ing. Murat Tutuş develops technical membranes for industrial use

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in the Potsdam Science Park, Dr.-Ing. Murat Tutuş develops technical membranes for industrial use. Membrane technology is versatile and deeply integrated into our lives and work – from water filtration in sewage treatment plants to ventilators in medicine. That is why their sustainability is so important…
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A Positive Contribution to the Environment – Dr Hannes Hinneburg Creates Sustainable Materials from Fungal Mycelium

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam Science Park, Dr Hannes Hinneburg is developing sustainable materials from fungal mycelium. In future, his work could change the markets for leather, textiles and insulation materials. Asked why he chose to work at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, Dr Hannes Hinneburg…
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3 Questions for the Brandenburg Faculty of Health Sciences Brandenburg – Better Treatments for Dementia, Diabetes, Arthritis et al.

As societies age, conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiac insufficiency are becoming ever more significant. At the same time, the need for research in fields such as eHealth or epigenetics is growing. Three universities in Brandenburg – the University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg and the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane…
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Unusual jobs at the Potsdam Science Park – meet Cliff Janiszewski, a scientific glassblower

As a material for use in science, glass has many advantages. As well as being resistant to heat, cold and most acids, it is also fireproof, easy to clean and transparent. These qualities make it absolutely essential in science, particularly for lab work where glass flasks and cylinders are indispensable. In teaching and research, glass…
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“Science does not make policy. It sets out the options” – interview with Hubert Wiggering

We talk to Hubert Wiggering, who is not just in demand among the scientific community as an environmental expert but also recognized as an advisor by Germany’s politicians. An environmental scientist at the University of Potsdam, Professor Wiggering was formerly Secretary-General of the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) as well as Director of…
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