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The German Federation of Industrial Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" e. V. appoints the members of the German Bundestag (MdB) Dr Anna Christmann (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and René Röspel (SPD) to the Senate of the AiF as of 1 May 2021 // Both MPs are members of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment, which is so important for Industrial Collective Research (IGF)
Dr Anna Christmann, spokeswoman for innovation and technology policy of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group, chairwoman of the Enquete Commission "Artificial Intelligence", member of the committees Digital Agenda and Education, Research and Technology Assessment, has been appointed to the Senate for the first time and succeeds MdB Antje Hajduk.
René Röspel, also chairman of the Enquete Commission "Artificial Intelligence" and member of the Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment, has been involved here since December 2017.
For the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, MdB Stefan Rouenhoff serves on the AiF Senate, MdB Petra Sitte for Die Linke and for the FDP the Vice-President of the European Parliament Nicola Beer.
Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment of the German Bundestag (ABFTA)
Education and research are vital to foster innovation in the business sphere and across society. One of the most important tasks for policymakers is thus to create an enabling environment and ensure sufficient resources for education, science and research. This specialised committee deliberates on long-term strategic choices in research and education policy – concerning the promotion of Germany as a research location, for example, or higher education and vocational training. One unique body plays a role in the Committee’s work: the Office of Technology Assessment (TAB) at the German Bundestag. This office is run by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. It advises the Bundestag on issues of research and technology policy and provides analysis and scientific reports. The committee currently has 42 members. It is chaired by Dr Ernst Dieter Rossmann (SPD) and Sibylle Benning (CDU/CSU).
Senate of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF)
The Senate advises the Executive Committee of the AiF on strategic and research policy issues and contributes to the discussion on long-term goals and guiding principles for the work of the AiF. In particular, it discusses the status of Industrial Collective Research (IGF) and develops proposals to promote and strengthen the programme. The statutory body currently has 30 honorary representatives from industry, science, trade associations, the state and politics.
Caption: Committee Chairman Dr Ernst Dieter Rossmann, SPD, Member of the Bundestag, during the meeting of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment in the conference room of the Paul-Löbe-Haus
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