PSP Academy

Potsdam Science Park (PSP)


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Service description

The Potsdam Science Park Academy (PSP Academy) comprises seminars, workshops, and business events offered to scientists, startups or company employees of the PSP, Berlin-Brandenburg area, the EIC Beneficiaries from Pathfinder (TRL 1-4) and Transition (TRL 4-5/6) Program interested in improving their soft skills, plan their future careers and founding their startup/company. The workshops are offered free-of-charge and held in English with a length of 4 hours. They are organized as in-person or online events depending on the topic and the expected audience.

Topics may range from project and data management to strategic career planning, also topics that enable and enhance entrepreneurial thinking are included, such as:

  • Discover your entrepreneurial potential 
  • From research to market 
  • Creation of academic spin-offs: transition from the academic sphere to the commercial sphere 
  • From idea to prototype in half a day
  • PR for start-ups
  • Pitch training
  • Convince with your start-up idea! 
  • Design thinking 
  • Business model Canvas 
  • Productive business meetings 
  • …and many more.
Health and medical care
Life Sciences
New Materials
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 1 – Basic principles observed
TRL 2 – Technology concept formulated
TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept
TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
Disclaimer related to service

Every year the PSP Academy topics would be selected based on interests shown by scientists in the process of startup or spin-off founding, survey conducted among the EIC Beneficiaries from Pathfinder and Transition Programs and, on the expertise of the StaGo knowledge-and-technology-transfer team. Many business events organized and promoted with the various network partners are also included in the PSP Academy and hold at PSP or on-line. A dedicated website page, an event booklet and biweekly newsletters will be created and shared with the EIC Beneficiaries to promote the PSP Academy events.

Financial requirements

Free of charge