Alfred Herrhausen Society – Deutsche Bank
Named after Alfred Herrhausen, former spokesman of the Deutsche Bank board of directors, the non-profit Alfred Herrhausen Society is the international forum of Deutsche Bank. Its work focuses on new forms of governance as a response to the challenges of the 21st century, seeking traces of the future in the present, and conceptualising relevant themes for analysis and debate. It targets future decision-makers, but also attempts to make its work accessible to the wider public.
The Bettine-von-Arnim-Gesamtschule is a comprehensive school that prides itself on its holistic approach to primary and secondary education. The school is based in the Rhenish town of Langenfeld not far from Düsseldorf.
Every aspect of the school has been carefully designed to support the individual development of each student, from the design of the school buildings around a central campus to frequent cooperations with experts from politics, economics, culture, sport and the social sector.
A two-year review of the school’s entire communication by an internal working group culminated in a new slogan that summarises the three pillars of the school’s teaching philosophy: Lernen–Leben–Lachen (Learning–Living–Laughing).
Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (BDI)
The BDI is the confederation of German industry and acts as the voice of German enterprises competing globally. With its extensive network in Germany, Europe and all important international markets, the BDI represents the political interests of its members and helps opening up new markets. In addition, the organisation offers advice on economic, political and various other industry related topics.
The BDI represents 38 industry associations and 100000 Companies with more than 8 million employees.
In 2016 Gűtersloher Bürgerstiftung – the German town’s citizen foundation – celebrated its twentieth anniversary. The foundation is dedicated to welfare of the town’s citizens and was the first of its kind in Germany.
On the basis of the early foundation of Bertelsmann’s Reinhard Mohn, Bürgerstiftung Gütersloh has developed into one of the top ten citizen foundations in the country.
The fund of the Bürgerstiftung and its trusts is used to initiate and support projects in the education, health and cultural sectors and amounts today to more than ten million euros.
CISE (Centro per l’Innovazione e lo Sviluppo Economico) is a special branch of the Chamber of Commerce of Forlì-Cesena promoting innovation and economic development.
One of the core activities of the organisation is the development and implementation of company certification schemes for social accountability (Lavoro Etico), responsible innovation (UGO) and family friendly establishments (In Famiglia).
The Design Council makes sure people in business, education and government know how effective design can transform what they do. The organisation aims to increase awareness of design's role through events, publications, research, educational resources for students and case studies highlighting examples of design and innovation in action.
Design Council projects are demonstrating how design adds value and boosts productivity in business as well as improving the way public services are planned and delivered.
The German Association of Technology Transfer and Innovation Association (DTI) brings together the leading consultancies for innovation and technology in Germany. DTI supports the German Mittelstand (small and medium sized enterprises) by acting as a multiplier, stakeholder, catalyst and quality manager for technology projects. As the link between politics and business DTI promotes Germany as a key location for sustainable innovation.
Germany's Ministery for Economics and Energy has established 38 eBusiness-Lotsen - organisations that guide small and medium-sized enterprises with expert knowledge and useful information through the maze that is modern IT.
Fachhochschule Brandenburg was founded in 1992 and is based in former army barracks on the outskirts of Brandenburg an der Havel west of Berlin. 3000 students are currently studying for their Bachelor and Master degrees in three courses – technology, economy as well as computer science and media.
50 international partnerships with universities in Europe and overseas are testimony to Fachhochschule Brandenburg's programme of global cooperation in research as well as teaching.
Breaking with convention was the key to a design programme intended to raise the profile of a progressive, multi-disciplinary college in Germany.
Fachhochschule Potsdam (FHP) is a young college which started during the winter term 91/92 with 145 students. Today approximately 1900 students work at the college.
83 professors teach a variety of subjects including educational theory, architecture and town planning, restauration, engineering, graphic and product design, documentation and cultural studies.
The GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ) is a non-university geoscientific research institute and was founded in 1992 on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.
As the first of its kind worldwide, the GFZ combines all solid earth science fields including geodesy, geology, geophysics, mineralogy and geochemistry, in a multidisciplinary research centre.
An underlying principle is to combine the geoscientific know-how of universities and other research centres in national and international joint projects.
German Science and Innovation Centre São Paulo
To encourage the exchange with international partners, the German Foreign Office and the German Ministry of Education and Research have established German Houses of Science and Innovation (DWIHs) in five countries.
The centres in Tokyo, New Dehli, Moscow, New York, and São Paulo serve as platforms to stimulate research cooperations and innovation projects between German universities, research institutions, innovation agencies and their partners in the host countries. Central to establishing future collaborations between German and Brazilian institutions is a year long celebration of innovation, technology and sustainability masterminded by the German Science and Innovation Centre São Paulo.
With approximately 100,000 tennants Gesobau is one of the leading housing associations in Berlin. The organisation has become a role model for the Berlin housing market through ongoing process optimisation, longterm planning, community involvement and sustainable portfolio maintenance.
GESOBAU also provides a range of community programmes for residents, including educational, cultural and leisure activities, opportunities for the integration of minorities, accommodation for senior citizens, support for the artist community, welfare benefits advice and financial inclusion programmes.
Imperial College London
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, an independent constituent part of the University of London, was founded in 1907. Situated in South Kensington, London's scientific and cultural heartland, it was formed from the merger of the Royal College of Science, the City and Guilds College and the Royal School of Mines.
Institute of Directors
The IoD is a non-political organisation founded in 1903 and now has more than 55,000 members in the UK.
As a worldwide association of members, the Institute of Directors (IoD) provides a network that reaches into every corner of the business community. The membership spans the whole spectrum of business leadership, from the largest public companies to the smallest private firms.
Members receive a variety of benefits including information, advice, training, conferences and publications to help them maximise their potential. They also have an influential organisation on their side – representing their concerns to government – and at their side – providing professional business support, wherever it is needed.
London School of Economics
Founded in 1895, the London School of Economics (LSE) is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Set up to improve society and to "understand the causes of things", LSE has always put engagement with the wider world at the heart of its mission. The fact that 16 Nobel prize winners have been LSE staff or alumni bears testimony to the organisation's outstanding academic excellence.
Network White Biotechnology
The Network White Biotechnology Berlin-Brandenburg is a collection of companies, universities and research institutes developing bio technology applications for industrial production.
The knowledge of natural processes is the basis for an economic future which is not only efficient but also promotes a responsible and sustainable use of natural resources.
Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
Save the Children
Save the Children is an international organisation helping children in need around the world. First established in the United Kingdom in 1919, separate national organisations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities.
Today, twenty-eight national Save the Children organisations participate in the International Save the Children Alliance. In addition to promoting greater public awareness of the needs and rights of children worldwide, Alliance members coordinate emergency relief efforts, helping to protect children from the effects of disasters, both natural and manmade.
Southwark Council is the governing body for one of London's most historic boroughs and the capital's fastest growing tourist area. Major attractions like Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe are all based within the borough's boundaries. The council offers a diverse list of services, aiming to achieve sustainable improvements to the long-term quality of life in the borough and always thriving to 'make Southwark a safer, greener, cleaner, better place to live'.
Stadtwerke Bielefeld is a utility company offering electricity, gas and water as well as public transport, telecoms and recycling services in the Bielefeld region. In 2005, Stadtwerke Bielefeld with all its subsidiaries employed approximately 2,150 staff and turned over 504 million Euros.
Thomas Manss & Company was invited to participate in a competition for the new Stadtwerke Bielefeld identity.
The Technology and Innovation Agency in Brandenburg used to foster start-ups and technology orientated companies in the region. Today, this task is the responsibility of ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg.
TechnologieAllianz unites patent marketing and technology transfer agencies in a single network – a nationwide association representing over 200 scientific institutes. TechnologieAllianz provides enterprises with access to the entire range of innovative research results from German universities and non-university research institutions.
Technologiestiftung Brandenburg is a foundation set up in 1998 by the Brandenburg government. The foundation provides support for research and development projects focussing on innovative technologies.
The foundation promotes technology and knowledge transfer, organises semiars and workshops, initiates joint projects with industry partners, awards grants and special commendations for research projects.
The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The UK Government department responsible for foreign affairs. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) works through its London Headquarters and its network of Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates throughout the world.
The German Federal Foreign Office
The German Federal Foreign Office is responsible for the country's foreign politics and represents Germany’s interests globally. With 2,200 staff at its headquarters in the capital Berlin and a network of 229 missions abroad, the Foreign Office maintains relations with other countries and international organisations. The federal agency aims to communicate a positive, up-do-date image of Germany through its embassies and consulates-general and works closely with partners including business associations, unions as well as humanitarian and human rights organisations.
Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to help children after World War II in Europe, UNICEF was first known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system, its task being to help children living in poverty in developing countries. Its name was shortened to the United Nations Children's Fund, but it retained the acronym "UNICEF," by which it is known to this day.
Working with national governments, NGOs (non-governmental organisations), other United Nations agencies and private-sector partners, UNICEF protects children and their rights by providing services and supplies and by helping shape policy agendas and budgets in the best interests of children.
The Ministry of Economics aims to create economic parameters for companies in the Brandenburg region that will attract inward investment and growth.
The key objective is to help start-ups and foreign companies and to foster the development of the innovation, technology and media sectors as well as the relevant infrastructure.
ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg GmbH (ZAB) is Brandenburg's central agency for business development and for consultancy services in the fields of technology, innovation and energy.
ZAB can therefore offer a specialised range of services which focus on supporting the recipients of state, federal or EU subsidies and on providing assistance in all financing issues.
ZAB is a one-stop agency with a two-pronged approach: providing assistance for companies settling in Brandenburg and support for Brandenburg's companies wanting to invest abroad.