Impulses for knowledge
The Daimler and Benz Foundation regularly hosts academic debates at its offices in the historic Haus Huth on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. A broad range of topics is presented in a manner limited only by the speaker's own creativity. Summation speeches to the audience as jury, lamentations, and the presentation of contrasting ideas are just a few of the formats academics have used to enthusiastically argue their positions while supporting them with findings from their research.
Openness and curiosity are essential prerequisites for discovery. In order to intensify the knowledge-generation process, the Daimler and Benz Foundation works with targeted stimuli. Using its €3 million yearly operating budget, the Foundation is able to provide sizable resources for international research. Its endowment of €125 million makes the Daimler and Benz Foundation one of the largest, actively-operating foundations in Germany.
The Daimler and Benz Foundation is guided by clear principles. Its core values include supporting young researchers, encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation, and promoting research in a wide-range of fields. The Daimler and Benz Foundation has created a forum where leaders in the natural and social sciences can present and discuss their ideas. This exchange brings unconventional associations and new ideas to light: The result is knowledge with long-term benefits for us all.