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Special recognition

Dr. Hermann Garbers awarded with the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon

Marxen, November 2021. On his 70th birthday, Dr. Hermann Garbers, a member of the Executive Board of CLAAS KGaA mbH until 2014, was awarded the Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in Marxen near Hamburg.

Young scientific talents receive awards

Online Awards Ceremony of the CLAAS Foundation in the Greenhouse

Harsewinkel, October 2021. As it does every year, the CLAAS Foundation once again presented awards for outstanding degree theses by young students in the fields of agricultural sciences and engineering. Unlike 2020, the future recipients of the Helmut Claas scholarship were once again able to present their work and accept the prizes in person.

Contract signed in Osnabrück

CLAAS Foundation participates in endowed professorship

Harsewinkel/Osnabrück, June 2021. Together with four other foundations, the CLAAS Foundation is making a professorship at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences possible. A total of 625,000 euros was raised to finance the endowed professorship "Autonomous, Collaborative Agricultural and Sensor Systems" for the first five years. "And follow-up funding has already been secured," reports Sylvia Looks from the CLAAS Foundation board.

New on the Board of Trustees: Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser and Thomas Böck

Change in the Board of Trustees of the CLAAS Foundation

Harsewinkel, April 2021. The CLAAS Foundation Board of Trustees has two new members. During the last meeting of the board, Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser was elected as chairperson and Thomas Böck as a new member of the Board of Trustees.

Harsewinkel, January 2021

Helmut Claas

We deeply mourn the passing away of Helmut Claas, our Chairman of the Board of Trustees, who died last Tuesday at the age of 94.

Young talents receive Helmut Claas-Scholarships and other prizes coming to a total value of over 36,000 euros

Virtual Awards Ceremony this year

Harsewinkel, October 2020. Also this year, the CLAAS Foundation, established in 1999, recognized students of agricultural and engineering sciences for their excellent theses in agricultural engineering and affiliated disciplines.

CLAAS Foundation awards Helmut Claas scholarships and prizes worth over 60,000 euros

20 Years successful support of young talents

For the 20th time the CLAAS Foundation has awarded students of agricultural sciences with a scholarship for their final theses in the field of agricultural engineering.

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Field Robot Event 2020 - canceled - new date: 8. - 10.06.2021

Are you a team of students? Do you wish to construct your own autonomous robot and participate in the international Field Robot Event? You need financial support to get the basic equipment for your robot?

CLAAS Foundation honours Emerging Talents

Prizes worth over €45,000 were awarded

The CLAAS Foundation honoured emerging talents in the field of agricultural sciences for their degree theses on agricultural engineering. Four Helmut Claas scholarships and other prizes worth over €45,000 were awarded to students from eleven countries.

Mini-tractor competition

Making technology fun for schoolchildren

The CLAAS Foundation has organised the first ever competition of its own for schoolchildren – challenging the technical skills of the next generation of inventors with the aid of mini-tractors.

Calendar of events

» 13.06.2022: Application deadline Helmut Claas Scholarship

» 19.10.2022: Awards Ceremony Helmut Claas-Scholarship

» November 2022 Day of Agricultural Engineering

» 14.-16. June 2022 Field Robot Event