Idea & Incentive

What I am excited about? Encouraging creative and committed people! And what motivates me? My deep concern: to protect our environment and biological diversity!

The beauty of nature has always touched and moved me. I studied biology at Munich Technical University and did my PhD in agricultural sciences at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. For several years I worked as a scientist and did research in field of environmental and biodiversity effects of agricultural production systems. In addition to my studies and professional activity, I have volunteered in environmental education for many years.

All of humanity depends on the cultivation of food and the extraction of raw materials. Unfortunately it often seems as if land use is no longer compatible with the preservation of biological diversity and the protection of the environment – and is therefore no longer futurable. However, there are a large number of scientific studies on futurable land use systems around the world, and there are many ideas how these systems can be put into practice!

I am driven by the desire to apply the knowledge and to realize the ideas of futurable land use systems – and thus to “bring the knowledge to life”. And I wish to support people who are committed to pursuing this goal. For this reason I have founded Stiftung WissenWecken gGmbH.

Dr. Laura Breitsameter is the founder and managing director of Stiftung WissenWecken gGmbH.

Mission & Work

The goal of Stiftung WissenWecken is to promote sustainable land use. It provides three lines of funding:

  • People



    e. g., support of the training of young professionals through grants or mentoring

  • Projects

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    e. g., on practical application of concepts for sustainable land use, capacity building or permanent establishment of knowledge transfer

  • Research

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    on sustainable land use, e.g. support of scientific conferences, workshops and open access publication of results