Impulses for knowledge


Infobox Bertha Benz Prize for female engineers

Bertha Benz Prize for female engineers

The Bertha Benz Prize is awarded yearly to a young, female engineer whose work reflects the spirit of Bertha Benz, an enthusiastic supporter of the early automobile and a visionary thinker in her own right. From a pool of nominations submitted by various universities and research institutes, the Foundation selects one candidate whose dissertation holds the promise of future societal benefits. The prize, endowed with a €10,000 award, is presented in the course of the Bertha Benz lecture program.

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.