Our mission

Our Mission

UP Transfer GmbH at the University of Potsdam is a non-profit subsidiary and close collaborative partner of the University of Potsdam. We see ourselves acting as a bridge between the realms of academia and practice, and facilitate the successful acquisition and implementation of projects with external partners.

We consistently take up the university’s high profile areas and main fields of research. This applies to both advanced education in the public and private sector, and to applied research and development, as well as the various services.

We are the competent contact point for:

  • Executive Education (university professional development training for specialists and executives)
  • Applied Research & Development
  • Services (conferences, patent commercialization, administrative services, UNIshop, etc.)

We offer a wide range of highly specialized executive education programs. These programs are designed for executives and organizations from both the private and public sectors.  The prime target groups are specialists and executives from Germany and abroad. Our programs combine the quality requirements of business, management and leadership training with the specific needs of customers and clients, and thus make a significant contribution to the modernization and professionalization of public and private organizations as a whole. And at the same time, our custom programs address the education and training needs of specialists and executives in the region.

In applied research and development, we are actively engaged in the transfer of current research outputs to businesses, and in assisting them to develop innovative products, processes and services. In the process, we facilitate access to all the research and technical resources at the university. As the main point of contact for enquiries, we match industry demand with the scientific research of the university.

UP Transfer GmbH offers scientists and their project teams extensive benefits along with the flexibility of a "temporary company"

UP Transfer GmbH offers its clients a broad spectrum of services.

Our conference services team specializes in the collaborative planning, designing and organizing of scientific events, working with partners from and outside the university.

The patent commercialization agency “Brainshell”, which was formed by UP Transfer GmbH together with BIEM e.V., and UNITEC GmbH in Cottbus, is a regional service to support universities and research institutions in the state of Brandenburg with the marketing and exploitation of their intellectual property rights.

The administrative services offer professional management support to individual projects and businesses, and in particular to start-ups from the university.

The UNIshop sells official University of Potsdam merchandise and contributes significantly to promoting the corporate brand and identity of its members.

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