As a neutral mediator, science has always been able to build bridges and cross borders – whether they are geographical, disciplinary or societal. In times like these, it is more important than ever to strengthen already existing connections among international partners in Central Europe and to build new alliances among the younger generations. That is why the Free State of Saxony initiated the international science conference Building Bridges for the Next Generations, which had been organized by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).
In May 2023, scientists from Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and other Central and Eastern European countries came together and discussed how to solve urgent research questions especially in the areas of Health, Information Technology/AI and Energy & Climate. They had the opportunity to exchange ideas with international experts from public offices as well as partners from the industry and start-up scene.