The foundation will set up or maintain so-called think tanks at one or more locations in order to give committed scientists, inventors and startups space, financial strength and grants. Offices, laboratories and workshops are to be networked with one another as well as with universities, research institutions, the public sector and the economy.
Different research areas should experience fertilization through this networking in order to open up holistic applications beyond the respective “box of disciplines”. If necessary, the foundation will participate as a co-partner through subsidiaries, into which it will contribute capital. For this purpose, it is also permitted to acquire, develop, renovate and maintain corresponding properties, production facilities and real estate. Cooperation with municipal institutions, educational establishments, associations as well as industry and business is sought.