• Alumni World Map

    Alumni Conference 2016

    The biggest Green Talents Alumni Meeting to date took place on 27/28 October 2016 in Berlin and was opened by Federal Minister of Education and Research Prof Johanna Wanka. Watch the Best-of 2009-2016 video, visit the photo galleries and have a look into the Alumni Brochure 2009-2016...
     more: Alumni Conference 2016.

  • Green Talent Awardees 2016

    Green Talents 2016

    Here you can find the winners of the Green Talents competition 2016. Read more about their bios and research... more: Green Talents 2016.

  • Jury 2016

    Jury 2016

    The applications are evaluated by a jury of sustainability experts from industry, research and civil society. Learn more about the jury 2016.  more: Jury 2016.

  • Stations 2016

    Where we have been in 2016

    The first element of the prize consists of a two-week Science Forum in Germany during which we take the winners of the competition to hot-spots of sustainability research. Have a look where we have been with the Green Talents in 2016... more: Where we have been in 2016.

  • Green Talent Brett Hallam wins 2 awards


    Green Talent Brett Hallam nominated for 2 awards.
     more: News.

Striving for international cooperation in sustainability research

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious ” Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours young researchers each year. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. Selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts the award-winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.

Are you an up-and-coming scientist with innovative ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to change the world? We challenge you to convince our high-ranking expert jury and become one of the 25 Green Talents 2017!

The award is open to all disciplines as long as it is related to sustainable development. In 2017 the award has a focus on “Sustainable Production and Consumption” and this year’s Science Forum, taking place in October, will integrate sustainability hot spots in Germany related to this theme. Nevertheless, we highly welcome applications from all (not connected) research areas.

The competition period in 2017 is from 10.04. till 23.05.2017, 12 p.m. (CEST). Please refer to our FAQ section to learn more about the eligibility and requirements, applicants have to meet.

If you are interested in the Green Talent Competition 2017 please register for our Competition Alert.