Green Talents 2018 on tour in Germany

Outstanding green visionaries from all over the world meet Germany´s sustainability research elite on a two-week science tour in October.

The 25 winners of this year's Green Talents Competition have arrived in Germany to attend the international Science Forum for highly gifted researchers from the field of sustainable development. That is why, starting today, their individual research profiles will be presented on the green talents website.

The Green Talents programme is under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek. The award has been honouring talented researchers since 2009 and provides young scientists with a platform for sharing their views on green concepts to make our world a better place. This year, a high-ranking jury of experts selected 25 up-and-coming researchers from among the 736 applicants from more than 100 countries. For the first time ever, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Ecuador, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, and Zambia are among the winners' countries of origin. The prize comprises one of the treasured tickets to the Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development.

In the coming days, Green Talents will be visiting hotspots of green science in eastern Germany and meeting with sustainability research elite and some of the most renowned research institutions and companies, including Dresden University of Technology, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, the HEINZ-GLAS GmbH & Co. KGaA, the Energieavantgarde Anhalt, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research as well as the Institute for Social-Ecological Research in Frankfurt/Main. By establishing contacts with the science community and exchanging ideas with its key innovators the awardees will be able to lay the foundations for future cooperation. These efforts are supported by the invitation to return to Germany in 2019 for a fully funded research stay at an institution of their choice.

The 25 Green Talents will be honoured during a festive award ceremony attended by representatives of the participating institutions, jury members, embassy representatives and other distinguished guests. You are cordially invited to attend the ceremony to interview the awardees in Berlin or subsequently in their country of residence!

Date:    22 October 2018, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Venue:  Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
               Kapelle-Ufer 1, 10117 Berlin
               Room: Alexander von Humboldt

Please confirm your attendance and submit interview requests by 17 October to