Funding Opportunities

As the expenditures for organising the meetings are only partly covered by the participation fees that are defrayed by academic partner institutions and supporters, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings depend on additional funding by public authorities, the corporate sector, as well as charitable institutions and benevolent individuals.

Fellowships for young scientists

By funding a fellowship programme for young scientists, supporters can enable the participation of those in need of financial backing.


Project-related donations

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings gladly accept donations earmarked for specific purposes. This kind of support is indispensable for financing various projects like exhibitions, science communication activities, or publications, to name only a few of the numerous options.


Donations in kind

Organising a one-week meeting includes providing transportation, IT services, catering, conference materials and much more, in effect everything that is necessary for a smooth and pleasant participation experience. Thus, donations in kind are an essential form of support.


Contributions to the Foundation´s endowment

With its endowment, the Foundation is a mainstay of the financing of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Contributions to the Foundation’s endowment warrant and enhance the scope of action for organising the annual meetings as well as the outreach programme – in short, the Mission Education. In accordance with its guidelines, the Foundation gratefully accepts private or business donations; these donations are tax-deductible.


In addition to the above mentioned opportunities of supporting the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, supporters may discuss customised forms of funding. Nikolaus Turner, member of the boards of Council and Foundation, i.e. treasurer of the Council and managing director of the Foundation, gladly provides information on the funding opportunities.



Nikolaus Turner

Phone: +49 (0)8382 277 3123


Bank account for donations

Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Deutsche Bank, Munich

IBAN DE27 7007 0010 0800 1661 00





The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are grateful to all contributors to the foundation’s endowment, as well as to all supporters of the annual meetings and the outreach projects. It is only due to the commitment of a multitude of supporters that hundreds of the best young scientists from around the world get the chance to participate in the Lindau Meetings year after year – and that a high standard and constant further development can be warranted.

Endowment Contributors


Principal Maecenates


Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH

Mars, Incorporated

Volkswagen Group




Audi AG

Bayer AG

Deutsche Bank AG

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Ecoscientia Stiftung

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

Freistaat Bayern, vertreten durch den Bayerischen Staatsminister für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst

Lockheed Martin Corporation – Lockheed Environmental Systems & Technologies Co.

Microsoft Corporation

Rolex SA


Thomas Schmidheiny

Verband der Bayerischen Metall- u. Elektroindustrie


Principal Patrons

Bertarelli Foundation

Carl Zeiss Stiftung

Linde AG

Lonza Group AG

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Monika and Wolfgang Schürer

National Research Foundation, Singapore

NOVARTIS International AG

Principality of Liechtenstein

Siemens AG

Südwestmetall Verband der Metall- und Elektroindustrie Baden-Württemberg e.V.

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

Verein der Bayerischen Chemischen Industrie e.V.

Volkswagen AG



Holcim Ltd

Robert Bosch GmbH

Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V.


Principal Donors

Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH

Cabot Corporation Foundation Inc.

Carl Zeiss AG

Croucher Foundation

Hansjörg Wyss Medical Foundation

Jacobs Foundation

Jörnvall Foundation

Lemann Foundation

LGT Group Foundation

maxingvest ag (Tchibo Holding AG)

Merck KGaA

Synthes-Stratec Inc.

Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. (VCI)



acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften

Alcoa Inc.

Andreas Büchting

AnneMarie Lynen

Artur Fischer

Bert Sakmann

Brian P. Schmidt

Charles Townes

Christian de Duve

Deutsche Telekom AG

Edmond H. Fischer

ETO Group

Eva Lynen

Familie Lennart Graf Bernadotte af Wisborg

Fondazione Fidinam

Fredy and Regula Lienhard

Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA

Hendrik Leber

Hilti Foundation

Hovalwerk AG

Ivoclar Vivadent AG

Jack Steinberger

Jerome Karle

Joachim and Bärbel Milberg

Jörn Wilkening

John Robin Warren

Jungbunzlauer AG

Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften

Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG

Lyndon L. Olson and Mrs. Olson

Maja Dornier

Paul Crutzen

Paula Hirsch

Peter D. Dornier

PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

Ravensburger AG

Robert Stolze

Ruth Schilling

Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA

Salus Charity Foundation

Simon W. and Alice I. Newman

Sparkasse Memmingen-Lindau-Mindelheim

Sparkassenverband Bayern

Stiftung GAMBIT

The Bert L & N Kuggie Vallee Foundation


Ulrich B. Stoll

Verwaltungs- und Privatbank AG

Werner Arber

Zumtobel Lighting GmbH



and the Friends of the Foundation


Supporters of the recent meetings


Principal Benefactors


AKB Stiftung

Arconic Foundation

Audi AG


Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst

Bayer Science & Education Foundation

bayme – Bayer. Unternehmensverband Metall und Elektro e.V.

Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Germany

Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft (BMWFW), Austria

Cabot Corporation

Carl Zeiss AG

Carl Zeiss Stiftung

Clarivate Analytics

Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, México (CONACYT)

Continental, Division Chassis & Safety, Lindau

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Deutsche Post Foundation

Dieter Schwarz Stiftung gemeinnützige GmbH

FCI Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

International Lake Constance Conference (IBK)

Jacobs Foundation

Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH

Land Baden-Württemberg

Linde AG

Mars, Incorporated

Merck KGaA

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg

National Research Foundation, Singapore

Prof. Otto Beisheim Stiftung

Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

Rolex SA

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

vbm – Verband der Bayerischen Metall- u. Elektro-Industrie e.V.

vbw – Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e.V.

Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. (VCI)

vfa – Verband Forschender Arzneimittelhersteller e.V.

Volkswagen Group

Wyss Charitable Endowment





Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation


Christa und Hermann Laur-Stiftung


Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)


Elitenetzwerk Bayern


ENGIE Refrigeration GmbH


Festo AG & Co. KG


Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.


Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.


Jörnvall Foundation


Jones Day


Lemann Foundation




Lindau Tourismus und Kongress GmbH




Lockheed Martin Corporation – Lockheed Environmental Systems & Technologies Co.


Mainau GmbH




Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG)


McKinsey & Company, Inc.


Mineralbrunnen Teinach GmbH






PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers AG


rose plastic AG


Schindler Aufzüge AG


Simon W. and Alice I. Newman Fund


Sparkasse Memmingen-Lindau-Mindelheim


Spielbank Lindau


Staatliche Lotterieverwaltung (Bayern)


Stadt Lindau (B)


Stadtwerke Lindau (B) GmbH & Co. KG


Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V.


Stiftung van Meeteren


The Nobel Foundation


Warth & Klein Grant Thornton GmbH & Co. KG


Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e. V.





Anton Heine GmbH Fidelisbäck


Förderverein Römerbad e.V.


LIGHTHOUSE Marken-Navigation GmbH


Meckatzer Löwenbräu Benedikt Weiß KG


Steinhauser GmbH


Tchibo GmbH


Wacker Chemie AG


Wein- und Obstgut Haug




and anonymous benefactors

Partners and Friends

The mission to educate, inspire, and connect scientists and researchers worldwide can only be accomplished in collaboration with a multitude of partners, allies and friends. Thus, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings join forces with renowned influential and innovative institutions in this challenging endeavour.

Deutsche Welle

Germany’s international broadcaster has been a media partner of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for many years. The collaboration regularly results in extensive and elaborate coverage of the meetings, disseminated around the globe in many languages.


Deutsche Welle

Bayerischer Rundfunk & ARD-alpha

Rooted in Bavaria, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings cooperate closely with the Bavarian broadcasting corporation Bayerischer Rundfunk. The media partnership, officially endorsed in 2014, culminated in the launch of  Germany’s first national public service educational TV channel “ARD-alpha” at the 64th Lindau Meeting.


Bayerischer Rundfunk


Schwäbische Zeitung

Schwäbische Zeitung, the most widely-read daily newspaper in the region surrounding Lindau, has been covering the Lindau Meetings extensively and substantially for many years. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings continue to cooperate closely with the editorial board to reach the public at large – locally, in  the wider region and beyond.


Schwäbische Zeitung


Nature, the world’s most highly cited weekly, international, interdisciplinary journal of science, has cooperated with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for many years to produce special editions of the supplement Nature Outlook and series of educational videos.



Heidelberg Laureate Forum

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are closely affiliated with the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, the annual meeting of prize-winning and aspiring young mathematicians and computer scientists. Established in 2013 upon an initiative of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, these meetings are organised by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation. Their protagonists are the winners of the most prestigious awards in mathematics and computer science: the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal (including the Nevanlinna Prize for contributions in “Mathematical Aspects of Information Science”), and the ACM A.M. Turing Award.


Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Falling Walls

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings act as academic partner of Falling Walls, the international conference on future breakthroughs in science and society. As part of this partnership, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings regularly nominate young scientists for participation in Falling Walls Lab. This conference session offers the opportunity to excellent young academics and professionals to present their ideas, research projects and initiatives.


Falling Walls

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings cooperate closely with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) to further develop the mediatheque of the Lindau Meetings. The MPIWG is dedicated to the study of the history of science and aims to understand scientific thinking and practice as historical phenomena.


Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education

The Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) supports the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in organising workshops in the course of “Teaching Spirit”, the annual programme that recognises and rewards the role and work of excellent teachers.


IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education

Horst Köhler Fellowship Programme

Since 2015 the “Horst Köhler Fellowship Programme” gives more excellent young researchers from Africa the opportunity to participate in the Lindau Meetings. Former German Federal President Horst Köhler is the patron of this initiative. The programme is funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and will be expanded in the coming years.


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