Annual Report 2022
Let’s turn the clock back to the beginning of 2022. Predictions about the year ahead were mostly focused on whether the coronavirus pandemic would continue and how the economy would fare. One or two people were warning about the situation in Ukraine, but hardly anyone thought Russia would actually launch an attack. Russia’s reckless war and its repercussions also posed new challenges for acatech. In a position paper setting out its initial response, the Executive Board condemned the Russian invasion and argued that the way forward lies in security, resilience and sustainability rather than national self-interest. acatech went on to publish several expert reports on the consequences of and possible responses to the war in Ukraine. At the same time, it continued its extensive work on some of the strategic issues of our time. These included the prospects of creating a sustainable, resilient energy and hydrogen economy, the vision of a circular economy, the development of data spaces and how to use AI on our own terms, ways of transforming mobility, connected value creation and the future of work and education.
acatech’s 2022 digital annual report provides an overview of our work and outputs.