At its most recent general assembly, the ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice re-elected Dr. Georg Müller, chief executive at MVV Energie AG, as its chairman. Treasurer Claudia Diem, board member at BW-Bank, and Dr. Ralf Krieger, board member at Freudenberg SE, were re-elected as well. Besides reconfirming these members in their position, the Sponsors’ Association’s general assembly agreed to expand the programme offered to its members.

General assembly of the ZEW Sponsors' Association reconfirms the board election.
ZEW Director Thomas Kohl (left) with the chair of the ZEW sponsors' asssociation Luka Mucic, Claudia Diem, Dr. Georg Müller, Dr. Ralf Krieger and Dr. Ralph Rheinboldt.

New event formats enabling intensive exchange between researchers and practitioners will serve to further increase the Sponsors’ Association’s appeal. These will include exclusive expert discussions between ZEW researchers and company representatives on current issues as well as a New Year’s lecture by ZEW President Achim Wambach, PhD, to be held for the first time in 2020. In addition, the roughly 40 members of the Sponsors’ Association present greatly approved of the new communication strategy, which they decided to take on board for 2020 planning.

ZEW Director Thomas Kohl acknowledged the great commitment of the members of the Sponsors’ Association and their support for ZEW. “The efforts of the chair members, and the companies they represent, substantially shape our work in the Sponsors’ Association. On behalf of the entire ZEW, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to them. The dialogue between ZEW and its Sponsors’ Association is equally valued by both sides. This is why we will continue to promote it with the new 2020 offers. For companies, they will make membership in the Sponsors’ Association even more appealing.”

The ZEW Sponsors’ Association was founded in 1993 by companies and individuals committed to its cause. Today, approximately 150 members support ZEW both financially and otherwise, for example by initiating practice-oriented research projects, supporting events and endowing prizes for outstanding scientific research conducted at ZEW. Members of the Sponsors’ Association benefit from direct access to ZEW’s latest findings, regular talks by renowned speakers and a fruitful exchange with ZEW researchers. Apart from the re-elected members, the ZEW Sponsors’ Association’s chair includes Luka Mucic (board member at SAP SE), deputy chair of the Sponsors’ Association, Manfred Bauer (board member at MLP SE), and Dr. Ralph Rheinboldt (board member at Fuchs Petrolub SE).

Are you interested in becoming a member? Then please do not hesitate to contact Katharina Kober at the ZEW Sponsors’ Association’s office:




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