Impulses for knowledge
The number of researchers who have received support from the Daimler and Benz Foundation is growing steadily – as is the number of their research projects. In order to facilitate the free exchange of ideas between these researchers, the Alumni Association (founded in 2009) hosts a yearly gathering at which not only alumni, but also academics and researchers who share the Foundation’s commitment to interdisciplinary studies are welcome.
Dr. Jochen Langer (Chairmanship)
Dr. Jörg Klein
Dr. Sebastian Linden
Prof. Dr. Arno Schindlmayr
Dr. Hartmut Walther
Contact person: Dr. Jörg Klein
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.