Concept and Idea

Land of Inventors – Research in Germany

Car, TV or computer – German inventions change the world.

At the moment Germany ranks amongst the top 3 nations when it comes to patent registrations, and reports continued growth in the number of people employed in science and research. So these are good prospects for an innovative future in an innovative country – and also for young people from all around the world who are interested in studying or doing a research placement in Germany.

The Goethe-Institut has dedicated an exhibition to Land of Inventors – Research in Germany, in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute and the Max Planck Society.

The basic idea
LAND OF INVENTORS – RESEARCH IN GERMANY focuses on world-changing German inventions across the scientific disciplines. The spotlight is on both historical discoveries and pioneering innovations – not forgetting to take a look at the research environment in Germany of course.

Intriguing quotes by famous personalities serve as an introduction to the seven themed areas: Computer Science, Energy, Mobility, Communication, Medicine, Optics and Material. Each category includes five to six exhibits that are each explained on an image/text panel, with pictures to illustrate. There are interactive elements to encourage you to have a go. Films and audio stations round off the package. Visitors can find information about studying and researching in Germany in the central area.

Tour details
LAND OF INVENTORS – RESEARCH IN GERMANY is a travelling exhibition that will tour Goethe-Institut centres around the world for several years. It is primarily targeted at young people aged 15 – 25 from schools and universities. The exhibition is bilingual – in German and the host country language.
Project management / Coordination
Goethe-Institut / Sigrid Savelsberg

Scientific Cooperation Partners / Advisory Support
Max Planck Society / Dr. Andrea Wegener
Fraunhofer Society / Petra Meiners

Exhibition Concept / Design
krafthaus, das Atelier von facts and fiction

Art Direction
krafthaus / Patrizia Widritzki

krafthaus / Anna Gemmeke

Exhibit Design And Build
designatics / Michael Kientzler

<i-D> internet + Design GmbH & Co. KG

Co-Design, Implementation
eskima design and allesweisz

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the exhibition’s success through their support in the shape of suggestions, pictures, films and exhibits.