Opinion & Debate
“Doubt is the father of invention” is a saying that has been attributed to Galileo Galilei. Constructive doubt and critical questioning are the activities that make innovations possible. And both of them require open exchange of ideas. Here you can find controvertial debates and incisive commentaries.
The energy transition
Why wind power and photovoltaics are essential
It’s challenging: Professor Volker Quaschning talks about the switch to renewable energies.
The future of construction
How do we build more sustainably in the future? A discussion between a concrete researcher and an architect.
More efficiency for climate protection
Despite many setbacks, an increase in energy efficiency is still the most viable way to limit the effects of global warming.
Renewable sources of energy
How to Connect Sectors
In the future, heating, mobility, and electricity must be linked more closely together—with chemistry playing a key role.
Innovations instead of restrictions
Evonik CEO Christian Kullmann is counting on the power of innovation to tackle the challenge of climate change.
Everyone’s different: In an interview, Professor Christian Sina calls for personalized nutrition.
Digitalization harbors many opportunities
His carrer has been a mix of mobility and digitalization: Jens Monsees, the former Google executive who now heads digital strategy at BMW.
EU: The key is to be close to the people
Fabiana Scapolo, the Deputy Head of the EU Policy Lab, explains the central challenges facing Europe.
Christian Kullmann on tax cuts
Christian Kullmann, CEO of Evonik Industries, urges European countries to harmonize corporate taxes.
The basis for Singapore's success
Dr. Küsthardt, Evonik’s Chief Innovation Officer, analyzes Singapore’s success and the resulting opportunities for Germany.