Bavaria builds on research
Support for the new Max Planck life science campus in Martinsried and the initiative for quantum computing and quantum technologies
Mastering transformation with technology – that is the motto of the Bavarian State Government, whose Hightech Agenda saw Bavaria launch Germany’s only technology offensive of its kind a year ago. With an injection of EUR 2 billion, 1,000 new professorships and 13,000 new university places, the Free State of Bavaria wants to build upon its leading position in research. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft welcomes the fact that, with the latest cabinet decision of 14 September 2020, significant additional funding is being committed to cutting-edge research, including at Max Planck Institutes. At a press conference, Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder raised the prospect of significant support for the establishment of a life science campus in Martinsried for interdisciplinary and interactive research in the biosciences. On the Martinsried campus, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft plans to establish a new Max Planck Institute for the Study of Life with a view to pooling and realigning its existing strengths. With an equivalent of 18 Departments, the Institute will be the largest of the Max Planck Institutes and will initially focus on the synthesis of artificial cells and the study of the brain in its natural environment (real-life neuroscience).