The Schaeffler FAG Foundation honors young scientists for their outstanding final theses

Innovation Award 2016


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Georg-Schäfer-Str. 30
D-97421 Schweinfurt

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Innovation Award

The Schaeffler FAG Foundation is an incorporated public foundation with headquarters in Schweinfurt/Germany and was established in 1983.

It was established in 1983 and is led by the Schaeffler Group today. The foundation object is the promotion of science, research and teaching in the field of scientific engineering related to bearing technology. Bearings technology incorporates rolling bearings, plain bearings and magnetic bearings in mechanical engineering and the automotive and aerospace industries for both rotary and linear motion, and the developments, applications and processes associated with it.

Promotion concept

  • Scientific treatises from the field of bearing engineering by offering the Innovation Award.
  • Promotion of school development
  • Honorary Award

Foundation bodies

Foundation council

  • Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler-Thumann, Chairwoman
    Co-owner of the INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG
    Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
  • Lic.oec. HSG Georg F. W. Schaeffler, JD/LLM
    Owner of the INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG
  • Klaus Rosenfeld
    Chief Executive Officer
    Schaeffler AG
  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher
    Laboratory for Machine Tools
    RWTH Aachen
  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Udo Lindemann
    Chair of Product Development
    TU München
  • Professor Dr. Robert Grebner
    President University of Applied Sciences
  • Professor Dr. Sandro Wartzack
    Chair of Engineering Design
    FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Foundation Board

  • Andreas Hamann, Chairman Foundation Board
    Senior Vice President HR Industrial and Europe
  • Dr. Stefan Spindler
    Member of the Executive Board Schaeffler AG
    CEO Industrial
  • Dietmar Heinrich
    Member of the Executive Board Schaeffler AG
    Chief Financial Officer


  • Dr. Josef Scheller, Foundation Manager
    Plant Management Schweinfurt and Eltmann, Germany
    Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
  • Nadja Jäger, Administration
    Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

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