Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development

Engage in sustainability – become a Green Talent!

 


 


How can we stay mobile without running into trouble? How to heal sickened soil? How to make energy cleaner? The 21st century confronts humanity with big challenges. These include climate change, secure energy supply and health care, and the question of how to ensure a fair distribution of resources. Germany as a frontrunner in sustainable development is assuming the task and the obligation to create a future worth living both for us and for future generations. The country strongly believes in international cooperation to achieve this goal.

Following this approach, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invites young researchers from all over the world every year to take part in the "Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development". The winners are awarded for their creative and intelligent solutions to the pressing questions of our time. The BMBF seeks to intensify the global exchange between young researchers in the field of environmental and sustainability research with this programme.

Since its launch in 2009, the competition has become part of the ministry’s framework programme on "Research on Sustainable Development", which draws the attention of science, business and politics in Germany to these issues. Achieving sustainability, however, is a global undertaking. Schemes like Green Talents help to promote the cultural plurality and creativity which encourage the development of global solutions.

The prize:
A high-ranking jury of German experts from academia and industry selects outstanding scientists from all over the world. The winners are invited to a science forum which takes them on a journey across Germany. By visiting leading centres of environmental and sustainability research they get hands-on experience of the country's research landscape. During the forum, they also have the opportunity to meet and exchange views with German experts in individual appointments. Moreover, the "Green Talents" are given the opportunity to return for a research stay of up to three months in the year following the forum; a unique opportunity which many of them take advantage of.

Aims:
The programme strives to intensify international R&D cooperation in sustainable development, especially with threshold and developing countries. Despite its role as a frontrunner in environmental technologies, Germany is aware that no single country and no single discipline alone can come up with a holistic solution to the challenges ahead. Believing in the creativity of young minds, the BMBF therefore seeks to foster the mobility of promising scientists and to connect them to each other in a unique global network.

Find out more about the competition on the following pages, or browse through the video diaries of the previous science forums.


Green Talents is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The competition is organized and conducted by the Project Management Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

 

  • Green Talents

    About the competition

    Awarding young sustainability experts, the Green Talents competition's strive to link them to the German research landscape makes the programme sustainable itself.
    [more] (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/1063.php)
  • Green Talents

    Green Talents Competition 2013

    German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) honours high potentials in sustainability research
    [more] (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/1080.php)
  • Green Talents

    Green Talents Competition 2012

    In the Name of Sustainability: 25 Green Talents from all over the world were given their awards by the Federal Minister of Education and Research
    [more] (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/890.php)
  • Green Talents

    Green Talents Competition 2011

    Twenty outstanding up-and-coming young scientists from all over the world were acclaimed as "Green Talents" during a festive ceremony on 15 December 2011. They received their awards by Mr. Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Minister for Education and Research.
    [more] (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/735.php)
  • Green Talents

    Green Talents Competition 2010

    Federal Minister of Education and Research honoured the winners of the "Green Talents" international sustainability award, when they visited Germany from 1 November to 11 November 2010.
    [more] (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/591.php)
  • Green Talents

    Green Talents Competition 2009

    First "Green Talents" on tour in Germany from 31 August until 10 September 2009.
    [more] (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/313.php)
  • Green Talents

    Green Talents in Germany - Video Documentaries

    Here you can find video documentaries of the first three rounds of the Green Talents Competition from 2009 to 2011.
    [more] (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/965.php)
  • Green Talents

    Green Talents Network - What makes a Green Talent?

    "Despite their diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, all Green Talents are bound by a common goal: to translate the principles of sustainability into real technological solutions and social concepts, and to generate awareness for these innovations beyond the borders of their own countries. This is what makes all Green Talents ambassadors of sustainable development!" (Prof. Annette Schavan, Research Minister and patron of the competition)
    [more] (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/1037.php)
  • Green Talents

    News & Media

    Find out more about what is happening in the Green Talents community.
    [more] (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/338.php)
  • Ministry

    The "Dialogue on Science for Sustainability (D4S)"

    The Federal Government of Germany is strongly committed to taking on global responsibility, which is a vital prerequisite for realizing the principle of sustainable development. more
    (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/dialogue4s.php)
  • Research

    Strategies for Sustainability

    "Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (International Commission for Environment and Development, Brundtland Report, 1987)  more
    (URL: http://www.dialogue4s.de/115.php)

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  • Maximilian Jedemann

    • Project Coordinator
    • Telephone: +49 228 3821-1493
    • Fax: +49 228 3821-1444
    • Email Address: maximilian.jedemann@dlr.de
  • Eva Ziegert

    • Project Administrator
    • Telephone: +49 228 3821-1477
    • Fax: +49 228 3821-1444
    • Email Address: eva.ziegert@dlr.de

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