The Frankfurt Alliance: A New Chapter for Research in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main area

January 31, 2024

On January 30, 2024, an important event took place in the magnificent Kaisersaal of Frankfurt's Römer: The ceremonial launch of the Frankfurt Alliance. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding marked a milestone for the future of research in Frankfurt. The groundbreaking alliance of 16 renowned institutions, including the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, has a clear goal: to strengthen Frankfurt as a research location in Europe and worldwide.

On January 30, 2024, political representatives and the heads and directors of the 16 participating institutions gathered in the magnificent Kaisersaal of Frankfurt's Römer for a festive kick-off event. The Frankfurt Alliance was officially presented and the Memorandum of Understanding was signed.

The members, leading Max Planck Institutes, Leibniz Institutes, Fraunhofer Institutes, the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, the Paul Ehrlich Institute and the Goethe University Frankfurt, want to jointly tackle the major challenges of the 21st century and develop innovative solutions. The central tasks are to attract talented young scientists, to promote the joint use of equipment, to present a united front to politicians and to inspire the public with enthusiasm for science. The future of Frankfurt as a research location is promising, and the Frankfurt Alliance will undoubtedly play a central role in its further development.

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research looks forward to the continuation of existing successful collaborations and the creation of new joint projects within the Frankfurt Alliance.

One highlight will certainly be the Science Festival on September 28, 2024 at Frankfurt's Roßmarkt, where the participating institutions will present their research topics to the public. The festival is intended not only to showcase the research institutions, but also to inspire enthusiasm for knowledge.

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