Impulses for knowledge


Daimler und Benz Stiftung
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The Daimler and Benz Foundation is an incorporated Foundation under German civil law.

Executive Board

Prof. Dr. Eckard Minx (CEO)
Prof. Dr. Lutz H. Gade (Board)

Chief Exective Officer

Dr. Jörg Klein

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Regional Board, Stuttgart
Supervisory Authority for Foundations
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70565 Stuttgart


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© Photo Credits

Traffic in motion at night, Corbis/Manning
Autofahren, project photos/Eisele
Child looking through plastic letter portrait, PhotoAlto/Mouton
Bertha Benz-Vorlesung, Mercedes-Benz Classic
Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus Berlin, B. Braun-Bildarchiv

Additional Photos: Daimler and Benz Foundation
(Dorn, Hillig, Homann, Oestergaard, Schnurr, Wölffing-Seelig)

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.