Many happy returns! – Voith congratulates the Knowledge Factory on its 10th birthday
Exactly ten years ago, Voith and eight other committed companies got together to found the registered association “Wissensfabrik – Unternehmen für Deutschland e.V.” (Knowledge Factory – Companies for Germany). The common objective was to enhance Germany’s future viability as a place to do business and to kindle a passion for technology and science among children and youngsters.
A success story with 120 members
We now know that January 26, 2005, marked a milestone. The Knowledge Factory is a success story: the network now comprises around 120 members. 180 start-ups have been assisted, 12,000 teachers trained and some 700,000 children reached thanks to numerous well-designed projects for schoolchildren, students and young entrepreneurs over the past ten years. “I’ve supervised and coordinated the Knowledge Factory project at Voith since the time preparations were underway to found it, so I’m especially delighted at the exceptionally positive progress the initiative has made. In the Knowledge Factory, companies like Voith, the scientific community, educational establishments and political institutions pull together and jointly develop approaches to solutions – with the common goal of making the next generation and so Germany fit to tackle global competition,” says Klaus-Günther Strack, Head of Corporate Development at Voith.