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Knowledge as a public asset

Our Shareholders

SMC is backed by powerful partners. Our shareholders are the Klaus Tschira Foundation (90%) and the German Association of Science Journalists (10%).

The Science Media Centre Germany was masterminded by the German Association of Science Journalists, WPK. Thanks to a funding agreement with the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the non-profit limited company was launched in June 2015.

SMC receives guidance and support from a scientific and a journalistic advisory board as well as from the friends’ and supporters’ association.

To secure SMC’s long-term future, we are currently reaching out to other prospective funders in science, business and society. We are searching for partners who would like to champion authoritative, knowledge-based media reporting on scientific topics of public interest.

If you like to support SMC or find out more about ways of supporting us, please do not hesitate to get in touch. SMC managing director Mirko Meurer will be happy to answer your questions on funding and support.