Director of Fraunhofer ISI appointed to the jury of the Baden-Württemberg State Research Prize

29.3.2018

Professor Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl was appointed by Teresia Bauer, Minister for Science, Research and the Arts in Baden-Württemberg, to the selection committee of the Baden-Württemberg State Research Prize for a second four-year term of office from 2018 to 2022. The task of the committee is to select the prize winners for the State Research Prize and the Prize for Courageous Science which honor excellent research at scientific institutions in Baden-Württemberg. Both prizes are awarded on 10 December 2018 in Stuttgart.

Since 1989 the Ministry of Science has been awarding the State Research Prize to honor excellent contributions in the area of basic and applied science. In addition to the prize which is endowed with 100,000 euro the ministry also awards a Prize for Courageous Science which acknowledges excellent researchers at universities and non-university research institutions in Baden-Württemberg with a prize money of 30,000 euro for taking new and unusual directions in research.

Nominations for both prizes are decided by an international jury of 17 renowned personalities from science, industry and the media. Professor Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI and Head of the Department of Innovation and TechnologyManagement at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology KIT, will be a member of this 17-member jury.

The head of Fraunhofer ISI commented on her renewed appointment as follows, “We have a lot of smart people in Baden-Württemberg who are turning the state into a hotspot of innovative and excellent research. The State Research Prize and the Prize for Courageous Science honor some of these unusual researchers of the state.  As a member of the jury, I am delighted to help select the winning entries and to participate in awarding the prizes during my second term of office from 2018 to 2022. They send a signal to future researchers that good research is visible and also is honored.“

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to provide our clients from industry, politics and science with recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.