Impulses for knowledge


Infobox Berlin Colloquium

Berlin Colloquium

Leaders in the fields of science, economics and politics meet once a year in Germany’s capital city for the Daimler and Benz Foundation’s Berlin Colloquium. The topics for discussion are set by the Foundation in advance. They range from highly-topical questions about the interface between humans and machines, molecular medicine, the neuro- and cultural sciences, over psychology, ecology, urban studies and informatics, to developments in communication and management.

Daimler and Benz Foundation

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.