01 Feb 2024

Leibniz Institute SAFE participates in new science network Frankfurt Alliance

Research institutions aim for comprehensive cooperation and joint representation of interests in the political arena / Science festival planned in Frankfurt in September

The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE is one of 16 institutions from the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region that have joined forces to form a new scientific network called Frankfurt Alliance. The alliance aims not only to network the research institutions more closely but also to provide joint support for transformation processes with academic expertise and to act as a unified source of policy advice. To this end, all partner institutions in Frankfurt signed a memorandum of understanding at the end of January 2024, officially launching the Frankfurt Alliance.

“Finding research-based solutions is a core mission of SAFE. We believe that, together with our colleagues from other disciplines in the Frankfurt Alliance, we can make a lasting contribution to finding answers to the pressing issues of our time, such as ecological and economic transformation, from the perspective of financial market research,” says SAFE Director Florian Heider.

“Bundle excellence and intensify cooperation”

Bettina Stark-Watzinger, German Federal Minister of Education and Research and member of the SAFE Policy Advisory Council, congratulated the participants on the founding of the Frankfurt Alliance and emphasized that “it is more important than ever to bundle excellence and intensify cooperation” in the face of significant challenges.

The first joint public event of the Frankfurt Alliance will be a science festival in Frankfurt city center on 28 September 2024. The participating institutions will then present themselves to the public at the Roßmarkt.

In addition to SAFE and the Goethe University Frankfurt, the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF), the Leibniz Institute for Peace and Conflict Research (PRIF), the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research (SGN), the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Translational Medicine and Pharmacology (ITMP) and for Secure Information Technology (SIT), the Max Planck Institutes for Biophysics (MPIBP), for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIEA), for Heart and Lung Research (MPIHL), for Brain Research (MPIBR) and for Legal History and Legal Theory (MPILHLT), the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience (ESI), the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) and Frankfurt site of the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) are part of the Frankfurt Alliance.