| 14 Sep 2011 @ 04:59, by Heiner Benking|
DRAFT - ARTICLE IN PROGRESS
What a day ! Not only the IAA - Frankfurt Motor Show but also the IASS - Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies keep me breathless.
Talked a lot about the ways we build cars, how we make go and what the evolution of consumption and markets have been the last 30 years [more] and in the evening at a unique Summer Fest till late in the night at the IASS, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, where a core group of movers and shakers around sustainability and politics internationally were gathering to celebrate the institute now finally comming to grips after years of preparations and hiring staff and appointing board-members and associates.
The Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA, English: International Automobile Exhibition), also known as the Frankfurt Motor Show or Frankfurt Auto Show, is one of the world's largest motor shows. It is held biennially in Frankfurt, Germany.
The IAA is organized by the Association of the German Automotive Industry (VDA). Since 1991 the show is split in two: Even-numbered years show commercial vehicles in Hanover and odd-numbered years passenger vehicles (including some motorcycles) in Frankfurt. The show is scheduled by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, which considers it a major international auto show.
IASS, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e. V., in Potsdam
The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e. V. (IASS) in Potsdam has achieved great progress over the last year. The number of outstanding scientific fellows and staff members from Germany and around the world is steadily increasing. We have held a number of internationally attended workshops on diverse issues and have initiated a range of comprehensive scientific projects. These are reason enough to celebrate with our partners and the individuals who are interested in our institute. We want to deepen the dialogue between science, politics and society.
DRAFT ! still working hard on Beijing Business and Technology Transfer Center, scope of the IASS and what is up and at stake ....
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