Impulses for knowledge
Once a year, the Daimler and Benz Foundation hosts a Domhof Lecture featuring a respected academic speaking on current developments in their research area. The lecture is held in the evening after the annual meeting of alumni and scholarship recipients in Ladenburg. The lecture serves as a platform for interdisciplinary discussion between young academics as well as an interested public.
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.