People & Visions

Behind every innovation is an individual with a vision. Here we talk about the innovative thinkers behind scientific solutions and show how they are using their research to shape the future.

Corporate Foresight

We Can Use That

Simply reuse it: Smart recycling turns plastic waste into a sustainable resource.

Evonik Digital

Close to Core Business

Henrik Hahn, Evonik’s Chief Digital Officer, talks about the role played by digitalization in the chemical industry.


Good Ideas

Introducing a “Biotech Queen” from India and an inventor who helps people with dementia.


3D Printing

Masterpieces of 3D printing—from smart fashion to 3D pens and whole houses and bridges.

Corporate Foresight

Extreme Extremities

How can our thoughts control a prosthesis?

Corporate Foresight

Cadmium and Nickel

A visionary approach: Can plants absorb harmful substances and thus detoxify soil?


“We’re Harvesting Renewable Forms of Energy”

Prof. Walter Leitner is investigating methods of storing electricity from renewable sources.

Corporate Foresight

Smart Fabrics

Research from Evonik will help future fashion to do more than keeping us warm and looking good.

Evonik Digital

Digital Pacemakers

The new subsidiary Evonik Digital GmbH is reinforcing digitalization within the Group. A visit.


Visions of the Future

Air taxis, innovative robots and a boss who cheers for mistakes.

In my Element

“My Fate Depends on Hydrogen”

Kurt Frieden loves it when the lightest element on earth carries him through the skies.

In my Element

“How We Discovered Darmstadtium”

The nuclear physicist Prof. Sigurd Hofmann on a new element that he named after his home town.

In my Element

“Gold was created in outer space”

Prof. Stephan Rosswog explains how the precious metal was formed in heavenly spheres

In my Element

A Molecule for the Textbooks

How our knowledge of carbon was accidentally expanded.

Knowledge Storage

All issues of Elements in the archive

You will find an overview of the previous issues of Elements here.


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