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 EU must become bolder to stay strong
EU election 2019: Evonik CEO Christian Kullmann considers the consequences and opportunities.
“Forward to the Moon”
ESA Director General Jan Wörner talks about the race for space, environmentally friendly fuels—and the inspirational power of space travel.
A Plea for Increased Efficiency
To hold back global climate change, we need one thing above all: increased energy efficiency. How can that work in practice?
„Research requires Freedom“
Creavis Managing Director Prof. Stefan Buchholz about new ideas and the role of distance or closeness to the parent company.
Phasing out Coal without Ideology
Evonik Industries CEO Christian Kullmann takes a stand regarding a major political project.
Start-ups and Spin-offs
The chemical researcher Prof. Wendelin Stark talks about disruption and startups.
Germany is living on its Capital
Praise and criticism: A US and a French economist talk about Germany as an industrial location.
Success through Clear Planning
Dr. Küsthardt, Evonik’s Chief Innovation Officer, analyzes Singapore’s success and the resulting opportunities for Germany.
“Google Can’t Work Miracles”
His carrer has been a mix of mobility and digitalization: Jens Monsees, the former Google executive who now heads digital strategy at BMW.
How to Connect Sectors
In the future, heating, mobility, and electricity must be linked more closely together—with chemistry playing a key role.
A commentary on the USA's tax policy
Christian Kullmann, the CEO of Evonik Industries, urges European countries to harmonize their corporate taxes.