Association of company partners
How is the association of company partners associated with BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH?
The association is main shareholder of BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH. As such it has an important say in all aspects of the company, provides the chairman of the supervisory board, has an important voice within the general assembly of shareholders and is represented in the strategy board of BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH. The strategy board advises the company on the basic strategic orientation as well as subjects and contents of the research projects and participates actively in the constructive processes of the company.
Who is entitled to join?
A Membership is open to all business partners who cooperate with BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH in joint research projects.
How often do the members meet face to face?
- Association: Once a year, usually in early autumn, the General Assembly of the Association takes place. All full members are welcome. Strategic decisions concerning the orientation of the association are taken within the bi-annual board meeting.
- Projects: The members meet within the research projects. Planned as a multi-firm projects they give sufficient possibilities to (personal) know each other and provide a fertile ground for the exchange of information.
- Research company: The strategy board of the company, whereto the associations sends nine members, meets at least four times a year. Once a year a centres day takes place, where all employees of the research company, representatives of all company partners and of the funding agencies can be met at the same time.
Why should a business partner join the association (rights and obligations)?
The association provides in general a good stage to discuss general and specific issues concerning bioenergy.
By an indirect co-ownership of the research company BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH the members of the association also obtain an opportunity to contribute to the "destiny" of the company and to participate in the governance of the company.
How much does a membership cost?
On entering the association a one-time payment of 1,500 € must be paid.
The membership fee is currently 400 € per calendar year.
Who is currently a member of the association?
Full members of the association are listed on the page “Partners”.