The Society of Friends of DIW Berlin (VdF) has provided both financial and ideological support to DIW Berlin since 1951. The Society's objectives include developing partnerships with national and international enterprises and establishing cooperation between researchers and entrepreneurs. Members of the Society of Friends represent companies from all branches of industry and the service sector as well as the main business associations. Members of the Society regularly communicate with DIW Berlin employees providing ample opportunity to maintain informal networks. Members of the Society of Friends also attend the Berlin Lunchtime Meetings and the Industrial Conference (Industrietagung), for example.
In this website, we hope to give you an overview of the membership in the VdF, the individual members and the Executive Board. We would like to present the services offered by DIW Berlin to VdF-members. In addition, you can retrieve information about the VdF-award, endowed by the VdF every year.