The ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice (Registered Society) in Mannheim has targeted the dialogue between science and practice for mutual benefit since its foundation in 1993. Representatives from the economy, particularly from the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, have formed the non-profit association to support ZEW with help and advice. The ZEW Sponsors' Association promotes practice-relevant research projects and is involved at the institute's events like "Perspectives for Economic Policy". Prof. Dr. Claudia Buch, Dr. Angela Merkel, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Prof. James J. Heckman, PhD, Timotheus Höttges, Karl Kardinal Lehmann, Carlos Moedas, Günter H. Oettinger, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt, Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Sinn, Jean-Claude Trichet and others gave speeches at these ZEW events.

Moreover, the ZEW Sponsors' Association is a forum where companies and researchers from various fields can discuss vital economic and political issues. This dialogue proved to be productive for both sides. It provides companies with scientifically sound answers to diverse topics and provides science with the necessary reference to practice. The members of the ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice (Registered Society) regularly receive the most important information about ZEW and are invited to all of the institute's major events.

Achim Wambach and Thomas Kohl welcome DB board member Sabina Jäschke at ZEW.
ZEW directors Thomas Kohl (l.) and Prof. Achim Wambach (r.) with Deutsche Bahn board member Prof. Dr. Sabina Jeschke. © ...
Sabina Jeschke talks at ZEW about the role of artificial intelligence in digitalisation.
Sabina Jeschke, during her lecture at ZEW Mannheim, on three consecutive stages in the development of artificial ...
Sabina Jeschke talks at ZEW about the role of artificial intelligence in digitalisation.
"AI must always relearn," explained the professor of mechanical engineering at ZEW Mannheim. © Thomas Rittelmann
Numerous guests attend the lecture by Sabina Jeschke at ZEW.
About 130 guests, including board members and members of the ZEW Sponsors' Association, attended the lecture. © ...
Sabina Jeschke talks at ZEW about the role of artificial intelligence in digitalisation.
Sabina Jeschke is responsible for the board department of digitization and technology at Deutsche Bahn. © Thomas ...
Sabina Jeschke talks at ZEW about the role of artificial intelligence in digitalisation.
According to DB board member Jeschke, the current industrial revolution is characterized by a radical breakthrough of ...
Sabina Jeschke talks at ZEW about the role of artificial intelligence in digitalisation.
Under Sabina Jeschke, the Deutsche Bahn Group uses so-called "reinforcement learning" as a method of machine learning to ...
ZEW president Achim Wambach welcomes DB board member Sabina Jeschke at ZEW.
ZEW president Achim Wambach and DB board member Sabina Jeschke in discussion with the audience. © Thomas Rittelmann
The guests of ZEW actively participate in the discussion with Sabina Jeschke.
ZEW economist Dr. Daniel Erdsiek addresses a question to the speaker. © Thomas Rittelmann
ZEW president Achim Wambach welcomes DB board member Sabina Jeschke at ZEW.
Sabina Jeschke, alongside Achim Wambach, explains what she believes is the enormous potential that AI development ...

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The ZEW Sponsors' Association is sponsored by membership fees and donations. The members pay a yearly membership fee whose amount is left to the members' decision, considering the minimum fee of €1.000 for companies and €200 for individuals.

For further information on membership of the ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice (Registered Society), please contact the Office of the Sponsors' Association Science and Practice at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW).

At the premiere of his New Year's Lecture at the ZEW Mannheim, ZEW President Achim Wambach also took a look at economic expectations in the USA.
At his first New Year’s Lecture at ZEW Mannheim, ZEW President Achim Wambach also took a look at economic expectations ...
About 110 guests attended the New Year's Lecture at ZEW with Achim Wambach.
Around 110 guests from the realms of academia, politics and business attented the lecture. © Erich Dichiser EDM
During the New Year's Lecture Achim Wambach referred to current results from the ZEW China Economic Panel.
When analysing the economic expectations for China, Achim Wambach referred to the latest results from the ZEW China ...
ZEW President Achim Wambach taking a look at the World Economy with some alumni during the New Year's Lecture.
Trump’s aggressive tariff policy even has its advantages for the EU, according to Wambach: “We actually benefit from ...
During the New Year's Lecture ZEW President described that trade with China is growing.
Trade with China is growing, the ZEW President explained. © Erich Dichiser EDM
ZEW President taking a look at the World Economy with some alumni during the New Year's Lecture.
Dr. Georg Müller, chairman of the ZEW Sponsors’ Association and CEO of MVV Energie AG, taking part in the debate. © ...
ZEW President Achim Wambach taking a look at the World Economy with some alumni during the New Year's Lecture.
ZEW President Achim Wambach answering questions from the audience. © Erich Dichiser EDM
Numerous members of the ZEW Sponsors' Association took part in the ZEW New Year's Lecture with Achim Wambach.
Many members of the ZEW Sponsors' Association attended the first New Year’s Lecture. © Erich Dichiser EDM
ZEW President taking a look at the World Economy with some alumni during the New Year's Lecture.
ZEW alumna Dr. Jenny Meyer joining the debate. © Erich Dichiser EDM
ZEW President taking a look at the World Economy with some alumni during the New Year's Lecture.
Before the New Year’s Lecture, there was an alumni meeting with the ZEW board of directors. © Erich Dichiser EDM

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ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach, PhD welcomes the audience and the speaker of the evening, Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (on screen).
ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach welcomes the audience and guest speaker, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and ...
ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach, PhD, outlines the lecture topic: Climate policy and energy system transformation.
ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach outlines the topic of the speech: climate policy and energy transition. © Erich ...
A total of 220 guests followed the ZEW presentation on climate policy and energy transition with Peter Altmaier.
Almost 220 guests closely followed the speech of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, who addressed the ...
Peter Altmaier on climate policy and energy transition at ZEW.
According to Peter Altmaier, Germany is on target for the expansion of renewable energies. © Erich Dichiser EDM
ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach, PhD and Peter Altmaier in exchange after the lecture.
ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach and Peter Altmaier engaging in an exchange after the lecture. © Erich Dichiser EDM
Numerous members of the ZEW Sponsors' Association participated in the lecture Climate Policy and Energy system transformation.
Among those attending the event were (from left to right): board members of the ZEW Sponsors’ Association Claudia Diem ...
Numerous members of the ZEW Sponsors' Association participated in the lecture Climate Policy and Energy system transformation.
Many members of the ZEW Sponsors’ Association – next to ZEW service department head Dr. Daniela Heimberger (far left) – ...
Numerous members of the ZEW Sponsors' Association participated in the discussion on climate policy and energy transition.
Board member of the ZEW Sponsors’ Association Dr. Georg Müller taking part in the discussion. © Erich Dichiser EDM
ZEW researcher Vera Huwe also joins the debate on climate policy and energy system transition.
ZEW researcher Vera Huwe joined the debate. © Erich Dichiser EDM
After the lecture at ZEW with Peter Altmaier, there was another round of questions.
Professor Nikolas Wölfing from the University of Mannheim during the Q&A session, which concluded the event. © Erich ...

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Contact

ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice (Registered Society) Office

Phone: +49 (0)621 1235-302

katharina.kober@zew.de