Sum­mer at Media­Tech Hub Potsdam

Whe­ther it be poli­tics or inter­na­tio­nal sci­ence - even in sum­mer the­re was a lot going on at the Media­Tech Hub Pots­dam - exch­an­ge and expe­ri­ence included. 

At the begin­ning of August, Lars Kling­beil and Kla­ra Gey­witz, Ger­man poli­ti­ci­ans of the Social Demo­cra­tic Par­ty of Ger­ma­ny (SPD), visi­ted the Media­Tech Hub Pots­dam. In addi­ti­on to the pre­sen­ta­ti­on of the Media­Tech Hub Acce­le­ra­tor and the Media­Tech Hub Con­fe­rence, they also visi­ted Volu­cap and Stu­dio Babels­berg.

Just like last year, Tho­mas Kra­lin­ski, sta­te secre­ta­ry, visi­ted about 20 digi­tal pro­jects throug­hout the coun­try, inclu­ding the Media­Tech Hub Pots­dam, as part of a digi­tal poli­ti­cal sum­mer trip.

As part of the Pots­dam Sum­mer School 2019, the Media­Tech Hub Pots­dam wel­co­med more than 40 guests at the end of August. How can sci­en­tists address audi­en­ces from other socie­tal are­as? At this year’s Pots­dam Sum­mer School from August 20 to 29, 2019, the importance of sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on took cen­ter stage. During the ten-day pro­gram, the inter­na­tio­nal par­ti­ci­pan­ts deve­lo­ped com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on stra­te­gies for various tar­get groups using PR as well as tra­di­tio­nal and new media. The pro­gram included a three-hour visit at the Media­Tech Hub Pots­dam, whe­re com­pa­nies as well as start-ups exch­an­ged their expe­ri­en­ces with the par­ti­ci­pan­ts. In part­ner­ship with Geo.X and the City of Pots­dam, the 2019 Pots­dam Sum­mer School was joint­ly orga­nis­ed by the Alfred Wege­ner Insti­tu­te, Helm­holtz Cent­re for Polar and Mari­ne Rese­arch (AWI), the Helm­holtz-Cent­re Pots­dam – GFZ Ger­man Rese­arch Cent­re for Geo­sci­en­ces, the Insti­tu­te for Advan­ced Sus­taina­bi­li­ty Stu­dies (IASS), the Pots­dam Insti­tu­te for Cli­ma­te Impact Rese­arch (PIK) and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Potsdam.