Impulses for knowledge
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.
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.