Impulses for knowledge
The Innovation Forum is set up as an intensive workshop. The Daimler and Benz Foundation conceived of The Forum as a way of bridging the gap between theory and practice in everyday academic life. The project is targeted at young business, research and organizational administrators, who work with academics from various fields to evaluate organizational theories and management concepts with regards to how well they function in real-life work situations. To date, topics have included “power,” “insecurity,” “absorptive capacity” and “path 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.