The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF) tries to tackle societal challenges by means of education and research. Human beings are central point of politics and justice with respect to education is one major aim of MIWF. Challenges like equal access to health care or scarcity of resources are important problems in present. Thus, MIWF facilitates innovation to explore new possibilities in order to solve such problems. Innovation has to take place in a societal, economical, and ecological way which is one part of MIWF´s vision.