Siemens promotes dialogue with outstanding young scientists
Siemens has again invited top students and graduates in the natural sciences to attend this year’s Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. The event will give the young scientists the opportunity to attend presentations by selected Laureates and engage in discussion with them. Prior to the Lindau Meeting, the young researchers will convene at Siemens Medical Solutions in Erlangen, Germany, where representatives of academia and industry will discuss future perspectives for attaining and leveraging research excellence.
The Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates has been held annually since 1951. Each year discussion focuses on a specific scientific topic. At this year’s Meeting, slated for July 1-6, 2007, Prize Winners in Physiology or Medicine will address the participants. Siemens has invited twelve outstanding students and young scientists from China, India, the U.S. and several European countries to attend the event. The company’s involvement underscores its conviction that outstanding research plays a key role in driving innovation and creating jobs.
Prior to the event in Lindau, on June 28, Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld, President and CEO of Siemens AG, will welcome the students and young scientists to the company’s headquarters in Munich. There these high potentials will be given an overview of Siemens and the megatrends that are shaping the challenges of the 21st century. In addition, Reinhold Achatz – head of Siemens Corporate Research – will talk to the visitors about research and development at Siemens.
As Prof. Dr. Hermann Requardt – member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Siemens AG and head of Corporate Technology – notes, “Top researchers in the public and private sectors will have to cooperate closely in the future, engaging in interdisciplinary dialogue to find answers to the global challenges of tomorrow.“
On Friday, June 29, Siemens will host an event called “Future perspectives – Turning today’s research into tomorrow’s innovations” at the Medical Training Center in Erlangen. Discussion will focus on the efficient networking of knowledge to facilitate the practical application of research and on upcoming challenges in medical research. Speakers include Prof. Dr. Requardt and Prof. Dr. Erich R. Reinhardt, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and President of Siemens Medical Solutions, as well as Prof. Dr. Michael Hecker, Chairman of the German Microbiological Society (Deutsche Mikrobiologische Gesellschaft). The presentations will be followed by a podium discussion. As Prof. Dr. Reinhardt remarks, “Advanced medical technology is characterized by highly complex processes. Only by networking the various approaches and solutions will we succeed in safeguarding healthcare quality and efficiency, particularly in view of demographic change and cost increases. That’s why experts from various disciplines must work together closely. Only interdisciplinary teams will succeed in meeting the challenges of our time – and this applies not only to the healthcare sector.”
Siemens’ involvement in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is part of the Siemens Generation 21 program that bundles the company’s activities in the area of education – from kindergarten to university. At the kindergarten and school level, Siemens supports selected projects to cultivate interest in math, the natural sciences and technology and nurture the talent of outstanding students. At the university level, the company’s activites foster high achievers in the natural sciences and technology and promote cross-fertilization between research and industry.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electrical engineering and electronics. The company has around 475,000 employees (incl. discontinued operations) working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of services for individual requirements. Siemens provides innovative technologies and comprehensive know-how to benefit customers in over 190 countries. Founded more than 155 years ago, the company focuses on the areas of Information and Communications, Automation and Control, Power, Transportation, Medical, and Lighting. In fiscal 2006 (ended September 30), Siemens had sales of €87.3 billion and net income of €3.033 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com.
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