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.

 

Contact

Nikolaus Turner

Phone: +49 (0)8382 277 3123

nikolaus.turner@lindau-nobel.org

 

Bank account for donations

Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Deutsche Bank, Munich

IBAN DE27 7007 0010 0800 1661 00

BIC (SWIFT) DEUTDEMMXXX

 

 

Supporters

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

 

Maecenates

AstraZeneca

Audi AG

Bayer AG

Deutsche Bank AG

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

Ecoscientia Stiftung

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

Freistaat Bayern, Bayerische Staatsministerin für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Lockheed Martin Corporation – Lockheed Environmental Systems & Technologies Co.

Microsoft Corporation

Robert Bosch GmbH

Rolex SA

SAP SE

Thomas Schmidheiny

Verband der Bayerischen Metall- u. Elektroindustrie

 

Principal Patrons

Bertarelli Foundation

Carl Zeiss Stiftung

Linde AG

Lonza Group AG

Monika and Wolfgang Schürer

National Research Foundation, Singapore

Novartis International AG

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

 

Patrons

Deutsche Telekom Stiftung

Holcim Ltd

 

Principal Donors

Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH

Cabot Corporation Foundation Inc.

Carl Zeiss AG

Croucher Foundation

Fondazione Cariplo

Hansjörg Wyss Medical Foundation

Jacobs Foundation

Jörnvall Foundation

maxingvest ag (Tchibo Holding AG)

Merck KGaA

Synthes-Stratec Inc.

Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. (VCI)

 

Donors

acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften

Alcoa Inc.

Alexander and Katalin Dembitz

Andreas Büchting

AnneMarie Lynen

Artur Fischer

Artur Schwörer

Bert Sakmann

Brian P. Schmidt

Charles Townes

Christian de Duve

Christopher Schläffer

Continental, Division Chassis & Safety, Lindau

Edmond H. Fischer

ETO Group

Eva Lynen

Familie Graf Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg

Fang and Gary Bridge

Fondazione Fidinam

Fredy and Regula Lienhard

Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA

George Pinto

Hendrik Leber

Herbert und Irmgard Lütkestratkötter

Jack Steinberger

Jerome Karle

Joachim and Bärbel Milberg

Jörn Wilkening

John Robin Warren

Lemann Foundation

Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften

Lyndon L. Olson and Mrs. Olson

Maja Dornier

Paul Crutzen

Paula Jean Hirsch

Peter D. Dornier

PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

Richard C. Barker

Robert Stolze

Ruth Schilling

Salus Charity Foundation

Schindler Aufzüge AG

Simon W. and Alice I. Newman

Sparkasse Memmingen-Lindau-Mindelheim

Stiftung GAMBIT

Stiftung Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

The Bert L. and N. Kuggie Vallee Foundation

Ulrich B. Stoll

Werner Arber

W. E. and Sharon Moerner

Zumtobel Lighting GmbH

 

Friends of the Foundation

Alusuisse
Andreas Wölfle
Anindita Deka
Aunde Achter & Ebels GmbH
Bernd Schultz
Bertelsmann AG
Carl Fisher GmbH
Christiane Kaske
Christoph Treiber
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
Dagmar Schmieder-Friedrich
Daniel Tsui
DEKRA AG
Dieter Mutschler
Dietrich H. Boesken
Eberhard Rotter
Edda and George Turner
Ernst Hensler
Ernst O. Fischer
Evonik Degussa GmbH
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Franz Knöpfle
Fritz Seigerschmidt
G. von Sengbusch
Gabriele Donner
Heinrich Pütz
Heinrich-Vetter-Stiftung
Herwig Paretzke
Holger Alfes
Hubert and Rosemarie Hochhäusler
Inger and Ivar Giaever
Internationales Bankhaus Bodensee AG
Jean-Marie Lehn
Johann Buttinger
Johann Deisenhofer
Johanna Dées de Sterio
Joseph Murray
JT Elektronik GmbH
Jürgen and Eleonore Uhlenbusch
Jürgen Timm
Karl-Heinz Schartner
Katharina Heuer
Klaus von Klitzing
Libby Anfinsen
Liz Mohn
Lomberg
Ludwig E. Feinendegen
Marlene Porsche
Martin Janthur
Martinus Veltman
Melvin Schwartz
Michael Smith
Mylan N.V.
Nicolaas Bloembergen
Nikolaus Turner
Ortwin Gebauer
Petra Meier to Bernd-Seidl
Pierre Gerckens
Schultz-Balluff
Sidney Altmann
Siegfried and Gudrun Turner
Sten Orrenius
Stremler Consultants
Susanne Feddersen
Susanne Porsche
Thomas Herr
Thorsten Knopf
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Victoria Downing
Volksbank Wangen
Walter Kohn
Walter Stutschka
Werner Bottke
Werner F. Ebke
Wolfgang Haubold
Wolfgang Vogel

Supporters of the Recent Meeting

Significant Meeting Benefactors

Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Germany

Dieter Schwarz Stiftung gGmbH

Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung

Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and their endowment contributors

Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH

Mars, Incorporated

Red Carpet Cultural Industry Investment GP

Rolex SA

 

Principal Benefactors

AKB Stiftung – Stiftung der Familie Carl Ernst Büchting

Arconic Foundation

Audi AG

BASF SE

Bayer Science & Education Foundation

bayme – Bayerischer Unternehmensverband Metall und Elektro e.V.

Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF), Austria

Carl Zeiss AG

Carl Zeiss Stiftung

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Förderstiftung für die Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

IKU

International Lake Constance Conference (IBK)

Jacobs Foundation

Land Baden-Württemberg

Linde AG

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

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Merck KGaA

National Research Foundation, Singapore

Prof. Otto Beisheim Stiftung

Stiftung Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

vfa Verband Forschender Arzneimittelhersteller e.V.

Volkswagen Group

Wyss Charitable Endowment

 

Benefactors

Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

Cabot Corporation Foundation Inc.

Christa und Hermann Laur-Stiftung

Continental, Division Chassis & Safety, Lindau

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Elitenetzwerk Bayern

Festo AG & Co. KG

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

Global Perspectives Initiative gUG

Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.

IPN – Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik

Jörnvall Foundation

Jones Day

Lemann Foundation

Lennart-Bernadotte-Stiftung

Lindau Tourismus und Kongress GmbH

Lockheed Martin Corporation – Lockheed Environmental Systems & Technologies Co.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Mainau GmbH

MAN SE

Mineralbrunnen Teinach GmbH

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg

Nobel Foundation

Peter-Dornier-Stiftung

PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

rose plastic AG

Sparkasse Memmingen-Lindau-Mindelheim

Spielbank Lindau

Staatliche Lotterieverwaltung (Bayern)

Stadt Lindau (B)

Stadtwerke Lindau (B) GmbH & Co. KG

Stiftung van Meeteren

Susanne Schultz-Hector

The Bert L. and N. Kuggie Vallee Foundation Inc.

vbw – Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e.V.

Warth & Klein Grant Thornton GmbH & Co. KG

Wilhelm Sander-Stiftung

Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V.

 

Contributors

Anton Heine GmbH Fidelisbäck

Förderverein Römerbad e.V.

Gabriele David

Holger Alfes

LIGHTHOUSE Marken-Navigation GmbH

Meckatzer Löwenbräu Benedikt Weiß KG

Steinhauser GmbH

Tchibo GmbH

Vegisan 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

ARD-alpha

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

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.

 

Nature

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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