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From mini wind turbines for your own garden to remote-controlled drones that precisely detect cold and heat damage to vegetable fields, to a view of galaxies far, far away – all this and much more is at the heart of the work of numerous bright minds researching the innovations of tomorrow in Zeuthen, Wildau and Königs Wusterhausen. Surrounded by the nature of the Dahme-Seenland, they develop technologies that contribute to the success and growth of our region.

Thanks to an inspiring scientific landscape, networked research and a unique culture of innovation, engineering and natural sciences feel particularly at home here. Especially in the fields of mobility, digitalisation, green tech and life science, the region along the Dahme has proven expertise.

This is ensured, among other things, by the Wildau University of Applied Sciences which emerged from the former Wildau School of Engineering founded in 1964. With 3,600 students from Germany and abroad, it has occupied a top position in the field of applied research nationwide for years and is considered a centre of excellence for future-oriented scientific disciplines such as mechanical engineering, automation technology and physical engineering. In the fields of biosciences and life sciences, logistics and applied computer science / telematics, as well as aeronautical engineering and regenerative energy technology, bright minds are working on the innovations of tomorrow.

These research fields are also in focus next door at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) with the research area Polymer Materials and Composites (PYCO). Here, highly cross-linked polymers are developed for lightweight construction and micro- and optoelectronics, which are used in transport technology, aerospace, information and communication or appliance technology. (Nano-)materials, reactive resin formulations, prepregs, core materials, layered composites, fibre-reinforced plastics and so-called sandwich structures are also among the competences of the PYCO research area, whose 40 employees are working, among other things, on a hydrogen power plant for the garden.

From the garden on the Dahme River, more than 300 employees of the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) in Zeuthen look out to distant galaxies. For more than 25 years, the researchers, who come from more than 30 nations, have dedicated themselves to the accelerator, particle and astroparticle physics. What is the world made of? Where does cosmic radiation come from? What happens in a supernova? What are the sources of gamma radiation? The researchers at DESY Zeuthen not only find answers to these questions. DESY also attaches great importance to supporting young people: From offers for students to apprenticeships and school labs to internship opportunities, DESY in Zeuthen is committed to promoting the next generation of researchers in the Dahme region.

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