acatech - the National Academy of Science and Engineering in Germany is the voice of the technological sciences in Germany and abroad. With the help of experts from science, industry and civil society, acatech provides effective structures for the science-based discussion of strategic technology issues. acatech represents Germany’s technological sciences at the European academy association Euro-CASE. Through its Member academies, Euro-CASE has access to top expertise (around 6,000 experts) and provides impartial, independent and balanced advice on technological issues with a clear European dimension to European Institutions, national Governments, companies and organisations. Euro-CASE is one of the five partner Academy Networks in the SAPEA. acatech is the coordinator of the project SAPEAMore information.

Mr. Rudolf Hielscher: