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.


Phasing out Coal without Ideology

Evonik Industries CEO Christian Kullmann takes a stand regarding a major political project.


Are Major Companies Going Extinct?

The chemical researcher Prof. Wendelin Stark talks about disruption and startups.


„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.


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