“Pro bono is a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment or at a reduced fee as a public service. Pro bono service, unlike traditional volunteerism, uses the specific skills of professionals to provide services to those who are unable to afford them.” (From Wikipedia)
Revamp of the Optical Museum in Jena, a pilgrimage site for optics: this is the vision that the initiators brought to life during the 200th birthday year of Carl Zeiss in the form of the German Optical Museum (D.O.M.). In addition to presenting the history of optics and scientific instrument design, it is also intended as a public meeting place that offers a wide range of educational courses, particularly for young people.
The facility also provides scientists from across the globe work and research opportunities.
I am proud I could contribute to the future of this endeavor.
When the museum was closed early July 2019 for a comprehensive reconstruction, the site initially build was exchanged to reflect this closure. For the sake of memory you can still access an archived copy. Due to limitations of the website grabber used for archiving, some characters are not displayed properly and not all links and downloads may work in the future.
Launch: 06/2017, Relaunch 07/2018, Exchange 07/2019
Foundation to support social and restauration projects in my hometown.
As a Member of the Board of the association, it is an honor to support church restauration efforts around my home town by leveraging the potential of the Internet.
Launch 2001, Relaunch 2010 & 2014
Restauration efforts of a famous Jena cemetery.
Hub where a large group of pensioners meet every Wednesday.
Launch 2008, Relaunch 2014 & 2018
The machine-building and plant engineering company of my neighbor.
Launch 2010, Relaunch 2014 & 2018
Transport and traffic services run by a good sports mate.
Launch 2011, Relaunch 2015
A civil engineering company run by a good friend, who accompanied me on my once-in-a-lifetime adventure of heli-skiing in Canada.
A forestry service run by a good friend, who helps me pick the right Christmas tree every year.
Launch 2008, Relaunch 2018
A very nice little garden restaurant near my home with a scenic view over Jena and an astonishing kitchen, where I love to spend time.
Launch 2012, Relaunch 2017
A former mountain restaurant with more than 100 years of family tradition; in memory of the last landlord.
Launch 2008, Relaunch 2018
We are doing and publishing more than "sports" ;-)
Launch 2003, Relaunch 2013 & 2016
None of these projects would have been possible without the partners, listed in the imprint, who also provided pro bono support