Under patronage of the Bavarian State Minister of Education, Science and the Arts, Ludwig Spaenle, acatech organises the school competition “Discovering Technology” which targets young people with a penchant for technology. The competition was launched in November 2015. Bavarian student teams from grades 6 to 9 are to shoot short videos explaining an aspect of technology in an illustrative and entertaining way. The prizes will be awarded in summer 2016. Appropriate to the target group, the competition has a Facebook-account and is available online at technik-entdecker.de.
Science online: contemporary formats for information and discussion
acatech likewise goes online with cooperation projects: At zukunft-der-industriearbeit.de, for instance, acatech and the Hans Böckler Foundation share the results of their joint workshop series on the Future of Industrial Work. The website presents practical examples as well as a short film showing the changes Industrie 4.0 will entail for employees.
This year's annual report is also adapted to new requirements. Like the newsletter TRANSFER, which has been published on a monthly basis and exclusively online since September 2015, acatech is publishing its review of 2015 online.