The highlight visit was from Minister Guido Beermann, Minister for Infrastructure and State Planning of the State of Brandenburg, who visited GISMA’s Potsdam Campus to deliver a lecture on ‘Tesla - Opportunity for Brandenburg’ as part of the GISMA Think series.
Dr Saskia Ludwig, Member of Brandenburg State Parliament, accompanied Minister Beermann during the visit which coincided with the first anniversary of GISMA University of Applied Sciences.
The Minister was welcomed at the campus by Professor Dr Stefan Stein, GISMA President, who conducted a campus tour and introduced Minister Beermann to students and staff ahead of his GISMA Think keynote lecture.
Within his lecture, Minister Beermann spoke of the journey his ministry has gone through to support the development of Tesla’s Gigafactory.
He said: “In the future, you can apply your ‘know-how’ right away in Brandenburg, because, besides Tesla, there are other examples of economic and industrial growth.
“I ask you to use your knowledge to move Brandenburg at Tesla or elsewhere. We need you in Brandenburg in the future!”
The lecture was hosted in the main atrium space at GISMA’s Potsdam Campus in front of an audience of 80 people, consisting of students, faculty and staff. The speech was also streamed online.
Professor Dr Stefan Stein said: “We were honoured to welcome such esteemed guests, Minister Guido Beermann and Dr Saskia Ludwig.
“GISMA University of Applied Sciences’ birthday is a gift for all of us, as every GISMA day is a gift. This is such a remarkable milestone for GISMA University of Applied Sciences, reaching our first anniversary on our Potsdam campus. It is our students that make GISMA, and it is a gift to see our students grow.”
Within the same week, another keynote speech was given at a second GISMA Think event by Dr Marcus Krug, Head of Innovation Centre Network Berlin at Potsdam, SAP SE.
As close neighbours of GISMA in Potsdam, Dr Krug introduce SAP’s approach to corporate innovation and shared key insights and learnings from his personal 10-year journey through this space.