The National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) represents the interests of the German scientific and technological communities, at home and abroad. It is an autonomous and independent non-profit organisation. As a working academy, acatech supports policy-makers and society, providing qualified technical evaluations and forward looking recommendations. Moreover, acatech is determined to support knowledge transfer between science and industry, and encourage the next generation of engineers.
acatech, established as the German Academy of Science and Engineering on 1 January 2008, represents the interests of German technical sciences independently, in self-determination and guided by the common good, at home and abroad. acatech is organized as a working academy that advises politicians and the public on forward-looking issues concerning the technical sciences and technology politics.
acatech stages symposia, fora, podium discussions and workshops to foster the acceptance of science and technology. acatech also addresses the general public through studies, recommendations and position papers. Its work is organised through topic networks and project groups.
acatech also publishes project reports, statements and conference proceedings on technological themes that are relevant to society and the economy. The results are made available to policy-makers, science and industry, and society in general.
The Presidents of acatech are Reinhard Hüttl and Henning Kagermann. They are elected by the 14 members of the Executive Board. The Executive Board consists of four representatives from the Senate and ten representatives from the General Assembly.
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