Prof. Dr. Dr. Andres Barner, Stifterverband President
“Innovation is more than optimizing something that already exists. To have an impact on society, innovation must be preceded by radical thought and the courage to take the road less travelled by. The Deutscher Zukunftspreis identifies researchers who have taken the road less travelled and made a difference. The prize honours their achievements.
The Stifterverband with its 3000 companies and members is dedicated to a scientific and economic system that is strong on innovation. That is why we are proud to support the German Federal President in the awarding of this important German prize for innovation in science and technology.”