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A look into the research of the Futurium shareholders
The Next Big Thing
Futurium is a house of futures. Our shareholders are also researching to shape the future. They are improving quantum computers, working on a new generation of 3D printers or supporting cancer research. What they are currently working on, among other things, they present themselves – at The Next Big Thing:
Graphic: Arina Popa
Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften e.V.
The Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften e.V. (acatech) is interested in the interaction of work and technology and also in how we derive benefit from technological change.
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
In its research, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung provides doctors with an artificial intelligence that can diagnose diseases faster and more accurately using image data.
When agricultural land becomes habitat: Bayer AG wants to promote biodiversity and uses various technologies to study arable fields.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG is investigating the KRAS protein. This plays a central role in many cancer therapies. Targeted medication based on KRAS research is intended to improve tumour therapy.
Batteries for electric vehicles determine BASF's research work, among other things. A short charging time and long range of the cars as well as climate protection are important goals of this research.
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Green hydrogen is produced from renewable energies and is therefore particularly environmentally friendly. For the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, green hydrogen is therefore the key to a sustainable future.
Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst
Can research on corals tell us what the PH value of the sea is? The Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) wants to learn more about how far climate change has progressed – and how it can be stopped.
Deutsche Telekom Stiftung
Understanding artificial intelligence: The Deutsche Telekom Stiftung teaches pupils how machines learn with the board game "Mensch Maschine".
Smart mobility takes people to their destinations. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft wants to make it more accessible and sustainable through its research.
The Helmholtz Gemeinschaft is working on improving quantum computers. The huge computing power with little energy consumption puts normal computers in the shade when it comes to solving complex problems.
Infineon Technologies AG
Infineon Technologies AG wants to make life easier for older people and people with disabilities. Everyday devices in the house or flat that can be controlled by speech or gestures are intended to help.
The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is researching chemistry in tubes. This should make it possible to produce medicines directly in Germany that have so far been produced abroad under low environmental standards.
New processes and materials as well as software for 3D printing are research topics at Siemens AG. Will it soon be possible to produce usable organs from the 3D printer?
Healthy ageing – this is what the Leibniz Gemeinschaft is concerned with. Its researchers are investigating the effects of air pollution on the health of older people.
Helping the immune system to identify and fight cancer cells – this is the focus of the Global Young Academy's research on behalf of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina e.V. Cancer immunotherapy is seen as a beacon of hope in medicine.