Exchange of new ideas by the Next Generation at the research summit
On May 04, 2022, the research summit of the Stifterverband der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. will take place at the Allianz Forum in Berlin. Our CTO Oliver Eckardt represents the Next Generation at the research summit as a member of the Central German State Board of Trustees of the Stifterverband.
Oliver Eckardt has been a member of the Central German State Board of Trustees since February 2022. The Board of Trustees is part of the Stifterverband and carries out its tasks in the individual federal states or individual regions – in our case Central Germany. The members are individuals, representatives of the regional economy and representatives of the regional science organizations. They are appointed by the president of the Stifterverband in consultation with the chairman of the respective state board of trustees for a period of three years.
Together with Dr. Erik Weber from SpinLab Leipzig, Oliver Eckardt represents a new generation – the Next Generation at the research summit. The Next Generation network brings together young personalities from the business community who, across generations, compile and elaborate new ideas on the core topics of the Stifterverband in order to contribute to a strategic renewal of the joint initiative. In this way the Next Generation is committed to a shared responsibility to the German economy and to a sustainable society worth living in – and thus to the successful basic idea of the Stifterverband.
The research summit of the Stifterverband der Deutschen Wirtschaft in Berlin will be held under the motto “Innovation policy after the turn of the millennium. More dynamism and new priorities?” It thus picks up on the association’s central themes of “Education, Science and Innovation” to which we are also committed. In times of increasingly important sustainability and rising raw material prices the summit is dedicated to the challenges of the future which face the German economy as well as the global economy.
Oliver Eckardt is delighted to have the opportunity to make contacts at his first Stifterverband event. In addition to his presence as a representative of the State Board of Trustees he also stands for a new polymer chemistry that develops future-proof, innovative and sustainable products from the plastics of the present – as is also the goal of the Covestro company in addition to Polytives.
- https://www.stifterverband.org/landeskuratorien (used: 02.05.2022)
- https://www.stifterverband.org/next-generation-stifterverband (used: 02.05.2022)
- https://www.stifterverband.org/veranstaltungen/forschungsgipfel-2022 (used: 02.05.2022)