Why Join Forces?

Setting a new course in regional science policy

BR50 was established at the initiative of multiple stakeholders from Berlin’s non-university research landscape. There is a high level of interest in networking – particularly when it comes to joining forces in a bid to address overarching issues and to giving greater visibility to the interests and possibilities of non-university institutions. Not only the research institutions themselves, but also politics, science and society benefit from this cooperation. They can gain from the BR50 alliance in its role as a point of contact, multiplier and catalyst for contemporary scientific and societal issues.

Driven by excellent minds, non-university research institutions carry out outstanding work. BR50 seeks to exploit this potential for achieving more systematic cooperation, which may generate new research projects and leave its mark on key science policy in the region.

BR50 was founded as a bottom-up initiative. The alliance sees itself as a network that operates in response to specific situations and topics. The network structure is particularly useful when addressing current issues and challenges, such as the present case of the coronavirus pandemic. BR50 therefore already shows what is possible: a committed network provides competent support and guidance to Berlin’s science policy.