Innovative university

GO-UP - The Innovation Campus Golm of the University of Potsdam in the regional innovation system Potsdam-Berlin-Brandenburg, subproject University of Potsdam

Scientific management: Prof. Dr. Uta Herbst

GO-UP Project Management
Dr. Andrea Ode (overall project coordination)
N.N. (project assistance)
Dipl.-Des. (FH) Anne Frey (Marketing & Public Relations)
Dipl.-M.A. Nicolas Rode (Transfer Advisor Hum.-Fak.)
N.N. (Transfer Advisor Math.Nat.-Fak.)

ONE.UP Project Software
Jan Bernoth (Data Analyst for ONE.UP)
Martin Schwenke (IT system administrator for ONE.UP)

Technology campus
Dr. Andreas Bergner (Subproject Coordinator)
Dr. Silvia Adelhelm (Scientific Assistant)
M. Sc. Stephanie Schlappa (Research Assistant)
Dipl.-Biologist Katrin Kalitzki (Project collaborator)
Dr. Anne Hartwig (research assistant)

educational campus
Dr. Mathias Weißbach (Subproject Coordinator)
Katrin Völkner, PhD (Network Manager Digital School)
Dr. Lena Florian (Project Manager Digital Labs)

Society campus
Dipl.-Inf. Ron Vollandt (Subproject Coordinator)
Sabine Rieder M.A. (Project collaborator)

Project description

The successes of knowledge and technology transfer at the University of Potsdam (UP) to date are based not only on the university's strengths in research and teaching, but also on its diverse, inter-institutional and interdisciplinary co-operation. The co-operation established over the past 25 years with numerous institutions and personalities from science, politics, business and society in Brandenburg and Berlin has promoted the transfer and innovation processes initiated by the University of Potsdam in a sustainable manner.  This is one of the reasons why the UP has regularly ranked among the top five in the "founding radar" of the Stifterverband (2016: 3rd place). The Golm: University of Potsdam (GO:UP) project aims to expand the Golm University and Innovation Campus by three new dimensions:

1. The technology campus Golm

The subproject TIPP I 'Technologiecampus Golm', located at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, aims at strengthening the role of the University of Potsdam as an economic innovation engine for the region. Together with non-university research institutions, such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research in Golm, and industry, several 'Joint Labs' are to be established. "Joint Labs" are long-term innovation spaces that transcend organizational and technical boundaries. In this way, scientific, transfer-oriented co-operation is to be intensified and innovation developments and spin-offs are to be stimulated. These 'Joint Labs' and the subsequent transfer activities will be coordinated by the Center for Innovation Competence for Innovative Fiber Optic Spectroscopy and Sensor Technology (innoFSPEC Potsdam, Under the title Technologiecampus Golm, "Joint Labs" will be established together with the non-university research institutions on site, which, in addition to expanding scientific transfer co-operation s, are explicitly aimed at stimulating spin-offs.

2. The educational campus Golm

Digital skills and learning methods play a central role in the context of school education, adult education or even in therapeutic contexts (OECD, 2016). On the Golm campus, the Faculty of Human Sciences has a strong research focus in the fields of cognitive and educational sciences, which investigate developments in human behaviour and experience - and thus changes through learning processes. Together with the Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research (ZeLB), the Faculty of Human Sciences will develop Golm into a transfer center for digital learning.  Under the heading Educational Campus Golm, the development and use of digital learning formats will be intensified, a learning campus and networks for digital education will be created, and a concept for the establishment of a laboratory school near the Golm campus will be formulated.

3. The society campus Golm

The third thematic priority is the greater opening and integration of science into Potsdam's civil society and vice versa. In co-operation with other civil society actors and groups, the social campus Golm is to become a fascinating place of multifaceted dialogue. This will also be promoted by the expansion and intensification of communication between existing networks, such as the pearls Science Foundation, the proWissen e.V. association, the Golm and Eiche local advisory boards, citizen and student organisations, as well as Studium Plus and the Alumni Centre. Important support is provided by the Universitätsgesellschaft Potsdam e.V., which includes important regional players such as banks, public authorities, hospitals and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce as members. Possible fields of dialogue include the acceptance problems of the natural sciences, the energy revolution, green technologies and the changing health care system. The social campus Golm will further intensify the interfaces between science and civil society.


Duration: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2022

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This project is supported by Federal Ministry of Education and Research under the funding code 03IHS048A.