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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the highest governing body of ATB. The members meet at least once a year. The General Assembly makes decisions on:

- the admission of new proposed members,
- the appointment and recall of the Scientific Director and other members of the Executive Board,
- the appointment and recall of the members of the Scientific Advisory Board,
- the acceptance of the middle-term research program, which is submitted by the Executive Board in consultation with the Scientific Advisory Board,
- the approval of the draft of the budget,
- the approval of the annual report and the budget account and the discharge of the Executive Board,
- amendments of the statutes,
- the dissolution of the association.


  • Federation - Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) - Vice Chair
    Representant: MinR Dr. Bernhard Polten

  • Federation - Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
    Representant: MinR'in Andrea Noske

  • State of Brandenburg - Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg (MWFK) of Brandenburg - Chair
    Representant: Dr. Claudia Herok

  • State of Brandenburg - Ministry of rural development, environment and agriculture (MLUL) of Brandenburg
    Representant: Dr. Hardi Rabisch

  • Technische Universität Berlin
    Representant: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Henning Jürgen Meyer, Dept of Machinery System Design

  • Humboldt University Berlin
    Representant: Prof. Dr. Frank-M. Chmielewski, Faculty of Life Sciences, Albrecht Daniel Thaer Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences

  • University of Potsdam
    Representant: Prof. Dr. Robert Seckler, Vice President

  • Association of German Engineers (VDI)
    Representant: Prof. Dr. Ludger Frerichs, TU Braunschweig, Institute of Mobile Machines and Commercial Vehicles
  • Permanent guest: Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board
    Prof. Dr. Wilfried Winiwarter, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria


Nov 7, 2019: Transforming our food systems for the future, Berlin

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Nov 10-16, 2019: ATB at AGRITECHNICA in Hanover

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Nov 12, 2019: ATB-Colloquium 'Precision Agricultural Studies in Washington, USA'

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Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. · Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany · Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail