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.
"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.
It's high time for a change
Research-based companies receive tax incentives all over the world — but not in Germany. We can no longer afford this competitive disadvantage.
„Research requires Freedom“
Creavis Managing Director Prof. Stefan Buchholz talks about the development of good ideas and the role of distance or closeness to the parent company.ger
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. Ulrich 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 digititalization: An interview with Jens Monsees, the former Google executive who now heads digital strategy at BMW.
How to Connect Sectors
If the energy transition is to suceed, the electricity, mobility, and heating sectors must move closer together. Here the chemical industry is playing an important role, writes Ferdi Schüth.
A commentary on the USA’s tax policy
Christian Kullmann, the CEO of Evonik Industries, urges European countries to harmonize their corporate taxes.