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Welcome to the
Joachim Herz Foundation

We promote access to and the effectiveness of knowledge. With our projects and funding initiatives, we strengthen education, science and research in order to make an effective contribution to the self-determined lives of individuals and the freedom of all.


Broad response to the "innovate! Center"

We are delighted with the broad response to our call for applications for the "innovate! Center" (formerly "Joachim Herz Transfer Center").

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Sustainable technologies through new materials: Joachim Herz Foundation initiates transfer center

The center aims to accelerate knowledge- and technology-based innovations. It aims to show how systemic transfer structures at universities can be…

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Joachim Herz Prize 2024 - winners have been announced

The research group at the University of Hamburg is investigating the effects of climate protection measures from a socio-economic perspective.

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Edward Witten is awarded the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics

The professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, USA, was recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to a unified…

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We support risky, interdisciplinary and application-oriented research projects at the interfaces between engineering and the natural sciences, because we can only meet the challenges of our present with innovative ideas from science.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst
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