PITCH – The University Creates an International Entrepreneurship Hub

At Potsdam’s start-up service. Photo: T. Bergemann.
At Potsdam’s start-up service. Photo: T. Bergemann.

The University of Potsdam is among Germany’s top universities when it comes to founding start-ups. The University has ranked highly for years in the national Start-up Radar compiled by the Stifterverband. Now the University wants to expand its start-up service with the “PITCH” project to create an internationally visible hub for entrepreneurship. Potsdam Transfer, the center for start-ups, innovation, knowledge and technology transfer, successfully applied for funds from the nationwide EXIST Potentials (EXIST 5) program which financed the concept development.

PITCH – the Potsdam International Transfer Collaboration Hub – is not only intended to network start-ups, but also to teach entrepreneurship partners from Germany and abroad. The University’s transfer and internationalization strategy sets the direction. What has already worked well in the start-up landscape here will now be tested across national borders. The development of PITCH should enable the identification of global start-up projects with high innovation potential. International start-up teams can be supported and foreign and domestic markets developed. Our aim is to internationalize the start-up structure and culture at the University through open entrepreneurship.

PITCH is a joint project of the Start-up Service at Potsdam Transfer and the Professor for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Potsdam. The project starts in March and will be funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Text: Antje Horn-Conrad
Published online by: Agnes Bressa
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