The projects we support
are our windows onto the world.

The projects we support
are our windows onto the world.

What We Support

Project Insights

The goal of our public relations work is to make our current activities and exemplary projects more visible. That’s why the people and initiatives that we support take center stage, both in our print publications and on our website. Lighthouse projects both large and small are given a special place.

Here, we provide short updates that reveal current happenings among our projects. In addition, we present in-depth reports and interviews that create a vivid picture of the initiatives that our foundation is privileged to enable and support.

To make this possible, our public relations team visits many of the projects together with the responsible project managers and gets to know the organizations and people on location.

We hope that these reports, in text and image, help to orient engaged individuals regarding possible support from the Software AG Foundation (SAGST) – and encourage them to tread new paths.


Eine Betreuerin im Gespräch mit einer älteren Frau

Education researcher Heike Lubnitz has developed an entirely new approach to dealing with the challenges of dementia in disabled persons. Her research, the subject of a doctoral dissertation completed at Leibnitz University in Hannover, received a research excellence award from the Stiftung Leben Pur. The Software AG Foundation provided financial...


Eine Frau und ein JUnge mit Behinderung lächeln sich an

When children become severely or terminally ill or experience the loss of a near relative, the most important thing - next to the best possible medical care - is gentle caregiving. During this time it is of the utmost importance that the child, siblings and family members all receive the support they need to manage trauma and avoid long-term...


Viele kleine und bunte Gegenstände, die in ineinander liegenden Kreisen auf dem Boden aufgestellt sind

Poor ability to concentrate, difficulty spelling and trouble with maths: these phenomena can result from an innate learning behaviour in which information is more heavily processed on the right side of the brain. These individuals are called “picture thinkers”. Dirk Randoll and Jürgen Peters studied the thinking patterns of these picture thinkers...


Verschiedene Getreidesorten auf einem Feld

Worldwide, biodiversity forms the foundation of the diet of all human beings and livestock. As such, it is a topic that affects us all. Seeds are objects of both cultural and economic value. Sebastian Bauer and Klaus Plischke, who manage projects in the area of seed research and cultivation on behalf of the Software AG Foundation, explain the...


Jugendliche mit Mikrofon und Filmkamera arbeiten an einem Medienprojekt für die Schule

Since 2005, a practical research project titled “Self-directed Learning in Waldorf Schools” has been carried out by developmental facilitator Michael Harslem and Dirk Randoll, Professor for Empirical Social Research at Alanus University for Arts and Social Sciences near Bonn. They recently published a book that presents the theoretical foundations...