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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.

This year the jury has chosen 25 Green Talents from 21 different countries. Have a glance at their profiles here. They were on the two-week Science Forum tour from 16-27 October 2017. This year´s focus was on “Sustainable Production and Consumption” and led them to different hot-spots of sustainability science related to this theme in the South of Germany. This offered the unique opportunity to get exclusive access to the country’s research landscape, learn about ground-breaking projects on-site and possibilities for cooperation with German experts and facilities.
During the second week, the awardees also had the chance to meet up with leading German experts of their choice. Individual appointments provided a platform to personally discuss their research and lay the foundations for future collaborations. The tour finally ended in Berlin where the Green Talents Award was presented to the awardees for the ninth time during a festive ceremony on 27 October 2017 in the BMBF.

If you are interested in the Green Talents Competition 2018 please register for our Competition Alert and you will be informed as soon as the next submission period starts.