tech for a sustainable future in Berlin

Climate change is progressing. We are all already feeling its effects. According to the World Economic Forum, over the next 10 years six out of ten major global risks are directly related to the climate crisis. This includes the loss of biodiversity or a natural resource crisis, which threatens our planet and our livelihoods. One thing is clear: time is ticking. To mitigate global warming, we need change – a lot of change. We must act now to significantly reduce CO2 emissions by mid-century. But how do we accomplish this? The game-changer is technology. It can turn the idea of a carbon-neutral tomorrow from a distant hope into an achievable future.

A simple answer to a complex challenge? Is technology the solution to global warming or part of the problem?
Are you interested in hearing different perspectives on the role technology plays in tackling climate change? Then, watch the recording of our 1-hour “tech for” panel discussion from the Futurium Berlin with the German Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Dr. Robert Habeck; President of the Berlin Social Science Center and Professor at Humboldt Universität Berlin, Professor Dr. h. c. Jutta Allmendinger Ph.D.; Professor for energy storage, hydrogen, and renewable energies at OTH Regensburg and bestseller author, Professor Dr. Michael Sterner; and Infineon Chief Marketing Officer, Andreas Urschitz.



Watch the full panel discussion of tech for a sustainable future Berlin

A cooperation of Infineon and the Futurium Berlin

Meet our speakers

Professor Dr. h.c. Jutta Allmendinger Ph.D.
President of the Berlin Social Science Center and Professor at Humboldt Universität Berlin

Professor Dr. h.c. Jutta Allmendinger, Ph.D. is President of the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and Professor of Sociology at Humboldt Universität Berlin. Prior to this position she was a professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich as well as head of the Federal Employment Agency’s Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg.
Her multiple honors and awards include the German Federal Cross of Merit, First Class, the Communicator Award and the Schader Award. Jutta Allmendinger serves on several advisory boards in Germany and abroad, such as the supervisory board of Berlin’s Waste Management (BSR) and the editorial board of the weekly DIE ZEIT. In 2021, she was appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontificial Academy of Social Sciences, in 2022 she was the chair of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) under the German G7 Presidency.

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Professor Dr. Michael Sterner
Professor for energy storage, hydrogen, and renewable energies at OTH Regensburg and bestseller author

Professor Dr. Michael Sterner is a key figure in the energy transition. His research and teaching activities at OTH Regensburg include energy storage, hydrogen and renewable energies. He is the co-inventor of power-to-gas technology and the author of the bestseller "How We Can Save the Climate" as well as the standard work "Energy Storage." He advises governments, is a member of the National Hydrogen Council, and is volunteering for important institutions such as VDI, VDE, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His new book offers sound solutions and a clear direction to tackle the climate crisis from renewables to industrial transformation, an essential guide for active climate protection. He has received many awards for his research and has been named one of the most innovative scientists by Capital on several occasions. The father of three children is also musically active.

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Futurium or “The House of Futures” in Berlin is a place of exploration

Futurium is a platform for science, politics, and society that illustrates visions of tomorrow, while reflecting on current challenges and opportunities in exhibitions, events and interactive formats. A great initiative that we at Infineon support as a partner. Driving decarbonization and digitalization. Together.

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