Workshop "From PhD to Innovator"

1st and 2nd of November, 2021

From PhD to Innovator
Image: Young Entrepreneurs in Science

Life after your PhD, what's next?

How do you turn your doctoral thesis into a business idea?​ Potsdam Transfer and the Falling Walls Foundation invite PhD students and postdocs of all disciplines to the Workshop "From PhD to Innovator" (November 1st and 2nd, 2021). The  workshop is free of charge, requires no prior knowledge and will be held entirely in English at the facilities of the Startup Service at Campus Griebnitzsee. 

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The 2-day online workshop FROM PHD TO INNOVATOR is tailored to science talents of all disciplines and does not require prior knowledge about entrepreneurship. In this workshop you will learn how to turn your PhD into a business idea, together with a group of highly motivated researchers, led by our experienced innovation coaches.


Discover what it means to be an entrepreneur, explore your entrepreneurial strengths and meet our experienced role models. Develop your idea and make it tangible!

  • Introduction and role model meet up: The many ways of being an entrepreneur
  • Ideation: How much startup is in your PhD?
  • Prototyping: Make your idea tangible and test its critical function


Test your prototype in front of a critical audience and learn how to convince people of your idea. Meet an innovator from our regional partner to gain insights into the corporate world.

  • Iteration: Test your prototype and process feedback
  • Pitch: Practice how to present yourself and your idea

The UP Startup Service is happy to assist you with any questions that might come up: startuppotsdam-transferde​.

This program is brough to you in  cooperation with Young Entrepreneurs in Science, an initiative of the Falling Walls Foundation.
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Alisa Fluhrer

EXIST-Potentiale: Partnerships Manager


Campus Griebnitzsee
Potsdam Transfer - Gründungsservice
August-Bebel-Straße 89, Haus 7
14482 Potsdam