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.
„Research requires Freedom“
Creavis Managing Director Prof. Stefan Buchholz talks about the development of good ideas and the role of distance and proximity to the parent company
Are Major Companies Going Extinct?
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. Ulrich Küsthardt analyzes the success of the small city-state.
“Google Can’t Work Miracles”
Jens Monsees, Digital Director of BMW, talks about the opportunities of digitalisation for the German industry.
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
Evonik CEO Christian Kullmann urges Europe to harmonize corporate taxes.