Jörg Steinbach has been Minister for Economic Affairs, Work and Energy of the State of Brandenburg since November 2019. Before first taking the position of Minister of Economy and Energy in
Potsdam in September 2018, he was the founding President of the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg (2014 - 2018), President of the Technical University of Berlin (2010 -
2014) and previously its Vice President from 2002 to 2010.
Jörg Steinbach began his academic career by studying chemistry at TU Berlin. In 1985, he received his doctorate in engineering. His habilitation in technical chemistry followed in 1994. Two years
later, the TU Berlin appointed him to a chair as Professor of Plant and Safety Engineering.
Visions for the Start-up Ecosystem in Potsdam and