acatech’s Members are leading experts from the fields of engineering, the applied sciences, the humanities, economics and the social sciences. They are responsible for the content of the Academy’s work. In acatech projects, they work in interdisciplinary teams with representatives of other organisations from academia, industry and civil society. more


acatech’s Senate forms the second pillar of the Academy, alongside the Members. The Senate includes members of technology companies, associations, societies and government, as well as the presidents of the major science organisations. The members of the Senate advise the Academy on strategic issues and channel proposals from industry. They facilitate communication with the corporate world in acatech’s projects. more

Executive Board

acatech’s Executive Board represents the Academy externally and is responsible for its management. Its members are elected from the members of the General Assembly and the Senate Committee, ensuring that the Executive Board represents both pillars of the Academy. The Executive Board includes acatech’s Presidents and Vice-Presidents plus its Secretary General and Managing Director who both serve as non-voting members. more


acatech is a non-profit organisation that relies on a mix of private funding and public funding from the Federal Government and the Länder. The private funding is raised by the acatech Förderverein in the form of donations that are used to help finance scientifically important programmes, projects, initiatives and dialogue formats. The work carried out by the Förderverein thus plays an important part in making the Academy’s projects possible. more

Board of Trustees

The acatech Board of Trustees comprises members from academia, industry, government and civil society. Its primary role is to help the Executive Board decide on the Academy’s strategic direction. The Board of Trustees meets at least once a year. more

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acatech Office

The acatech Office is headquartered in Munich, with additional offices in Berlin and Brussels. Its staff of approximately 80 employees support the work of the Academy’s organs, coordinate the implementation of its projects and communicate its work to interested members of the public. They also support acatech’s international networking with other science organisations around the world. more