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Siemens Process Analytics Award goes to TU Berlin & innoFSPEC

This year's Siemens Process Analytics Award for young scientists goes to Björn Gutschmann, PhD student from the Bioprocess Engineering group at TU Berlin. Together with Thomas Schiewe, PhD student at innoFSPEC Potsdam, and others he worked on in-line monitoring of polyhydroxyalkanoate production in Ralstonia eutropha (Cupriavidus necator) plant oil cultivations. The published paper can be found here.

We congratulate on this success! Well done.

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Graphical abstract © Gutschmann/Schiewe et al.


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New international cooperation on nanoparticle analysis

Since 1 June, innoFSPEC has been involved in the EU project "NanoPAT". The project was initiated within the EU funding programme "Horizon2020" and runs for four years. The aim is to promote the Europe-wide cooperation  of science and l industry in order to develop and implement innovative process analytical technologies. Together with the Potsdam-based company PDW Analytics GmbH and partners from all over Europe, innoFSPEC will investigate how the physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles can be determined more precisely. The funding volume amounts to almost five million €. About 900,000 €  will go to Potsdam.

We are looking forward to a great cooperation and innovative results.


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Change in innoFSPEC management

In February, our long-term colleague Dr. Silvia Adelhelm left innoFSPEC Potsdam to accept a new position at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. There she is head of the strategy and development division.

Silvia has been working with us for many successful years. With her background in business administration and her long-term experience in industry, she helped to transfer innoFSPEC findings into prosperous innovations. She had a determined focus on the productive outcomes of the project. Furthermore, she helped our team to foster transdisciplinary interaction and to develop new innovation approaches –beyond narrow natural science focus.

Dear Silvia, we will always appreciate your very personal and executive input at innoFSPEC. All the best for your private and professional future!

If you wish to contact Silvia at her new position please use: silvia.adelhelm[at]

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innoFSPEC fibres on Potsdam Science Park tram

Colorful from A to B: Early on January 23, 2020, the first Potsdam Science Park tram left the factory building of the Verkehrsbetriebe Potsdam (ViP). The tram will now be used on various lines throughout the Potsdam city area. The middle module on both sides of the tram is decorated with a scientific image. On one side, you can see optical fibres from innoFSPEC (photo taken by Dr. Roland Hass).

So keep your eyes open in Potsdam, and you will discover the Science Park tram with "our" fibres on it!

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photo: StaGo/Hinz

Next Joint Lab workshop – register now!

Our second Joint Lab workshop will take place on Friday, 14 February 2020, in Potsdam Science Park. The workshop is planned as a full-day event starting on 9 am and deals with success factors for joint labs as longterm cooperations between academia, industry and society.

Renown speakers will present insights from practice and we will discuss these further together with our guests. The event is jointly supported by the University of Potsdam, Potsdam Transfer (Inno-UP), innoFSPEC and Fraunhofer Leistungszentrum, Golm. For more information and registration please use this link: