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From Research to Application – innoFSPEC Opens Its Own Transfer Laboratory

Innovation Center InnoFSPEC Potsdam
Photo : ZIM, Brigitte Bailleul/ESO, Thomas Roese, AdobeStock 512705
Innovation Center InnoFSPEC Potsdam

Applications of fiber optic spectroscopy and sensor technology developed at innoFSPEC , the Potsdam Center for Innovation Competence, range from cancer diagnosis to water treatment and algae growth monitoring. In order to be able to transfer the latest research results into practice even faster in the future, innoFSPEC has founded the innoFSPEC transfer laboratory together with the new transfer professorship of the University of Potsdam, Prof. Dr. von Grünberg. On October 21 at 16:30, an opening ceremony will be held at the Fraunhofer Conference Center in Golm. Journalists are cordially invited to a guided tour beforehand at 15:00.

The federally funded Center for Innovation Competence innoFSPEC is a joint project of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the University of Potsdam. Under the motto “From Molecules To Galaxies,” innoFSPEC has been conducting interdisciplinary photonics research between astrophysics and physical chemistry since 2008. In this field, it has not only built up globally recognized expertise, but has also always ensured the transfer of its developments, whether in medicine, cosmetics, food production or fine chemistry. The exchange with potential users has been promoted since 2018 by the Joint Lab OPAT within the “Innovative University Potsdam” project and will now be further expanded in the new innoFSPEC transfer lab. Here, research groups at the Faculty of Science are given the opportunity to bring their results into application and to initiate collaborations for this purpose.

The transfer laboratory is characterized by an excellent infrastructure. It includes the latest equipment, with state-of-the-art technologies worth more than 10 million euros.

“Our goal is to test, adapt and further develop fiber optic spectroscopy and sensor technology to such an extent that it can find its way into industry in a variety of ways, or can also be used in other research institutions. To this end, the transfer paths are closely linked with the basic and applied research at innoFSPEC,” says Prof. Dr. Hans-Hennig von Grünberg. In addition, the transfer lab is also available to all other working groups of the faculty. The combined expertise of innoFSPEC, headed by Prof. Dr. Ilko Bald and Prof. Dr. Martin Roth, is intended to sustainably strengthen transfer as the third pillar alongside teaching and research at the University of Potsdam. “The substantial funding of innoFSPEC, provided by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has always been based on the premise of sustainability. It is therefore extremely gratifying that the transfer laboratory at the University of Potsdam has succeeded in becoming permanent, which will also benefit research at the AIP,” says Prof. Dr. Martin Roth of the AIP.

You are cordially invited, as a representative of the media, to the opening reception and a tour of the laboratory at 15:00.

You can find the complete program at:
You can register via email up to October 19, 2022.

Date: October 21, 2022, starting at 16:30
Location: Fraunhofer Conference Center, Am Mühlenberg 12, 14476 Potsdam
Contact: Dr. Anika Krause, Scientific Coordinator of innoFSPEC
Telephone: 0331 977- 6217
Email: anika.krauseuni-potsdamde

Image: Innovation Center InnoFSPEC Potsdam. Image rights: ZIM, Brigitte Bailleul/ESO, Thomas Roese, AdobeStock 512705

Media Information 13-10-2022 / No. 115