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Fraunhofer MOEZ – Successfully making use of global opportunities

Fraunhofer MOEZ develops scientifically substantiated, integrated solutions for companies and regions. Our aim is to grasp the challenges of globalization as opportunities and successfully make use of them. The application-oriented approach of the Fraunhofer researchers covers everything from capability analyses and the conception, funding and implementation of international project and business models to network activities and knowledge and technology transfer.

The institute and the minds that work there have proven expertise in the fields of internationalization, innovation and technology management, innovation funding, strategy development, the knowledge economy and research marketing. Around fifty full-time members of staff are currently working on projects for companies, particularly small and medium enterprises, along with projects within the context of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, projects for the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Foundation for the Environment).

Statement from the Alliance of Science Organisations

The current debate about immigration and asylum is affecting society, occupying the media and challenging politicians. Besides the fact that a demographically aging society needs immigration, a particular perspective emerges for the scientific and academic sphere, since it is, and has always been, international.

Scientific knowledge does not stop at national borders. The ideas contributed by people of other cultures, religions and nationalities promote creative work and are ultimately an enrichment to us all.

By now, more than 300,000 students come from abroad. More than 56,000 foreign scientists and academics who are supported by German research organizations contribute their experience and ideas to research and teaching. This high international attractiveness can only be maintained if researchers from all over the world feel that they and their families are welcome and supported all over Germany. With this in mind, the academic and political spheres are already working together very effectively.

Science is diverse and likewise the people working there. This needs to be utilized for the prosperity and safety of us all. The Alliance organizations strongly urge that everyone join forces in order for Germany to remain an open, tolerant and international centre of research and education.

Leipzig Research Seminar on Energy Management and Sustainability

Lecture Series | Leipzig Research Seminar on Energy Management and Sustainability

The acceptance of climate protection measures is highly dependent on how these are integrated in other societal priorities. Because energy policies as primary measures to address climate change equally have co-benefits and risks to other societal issues, managing climate protection measures requires close coordination with relevant stakeholders. The lecture series aims to identify relevant "societal questions" that look on climate protection from different perspectives. The guest lecturers are leading scientists who will provide important aspects from their own (scientific) lens.

Thursday, 21st May 2015, 11.00 – 13.00

Social Sustainability and Political Support for Climate Protection

Professor Dr. Michael Opielka
Scientific Director and Chief Executive, Institute for Futurestudies and Technology Assesment, Berlin
Guest Professor "Social Sustainability", University of Leipzig

Location
Fraunhofer MOEZ, Conference Room I
Neumarkt 9 (House B, Fourth Floor)
04109 Leipzig

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