Green Talents Competition 2009

Green Talents Award Ceremony 2009

The first generation of Green Talents toured Germany from 31 August to 10 September 2009.

In 2009, the German Federal Research Ministry’s "Green Talents" award was directed at 15 outstanding scientific minds in the field of environmental technology. During the first week of September 2009 the winners were invited by Professor Annette Schavan, then Federal Research Minister and the patron of the competition, to visit some of Germany’s best-known environmental technology venues.

The Green Talents were shown around German universities, research institutions and companies involved in projects spanning various areas of technology, including fields such as global climate change, cleansing contaminated land, processing water and wastewater, and researching new fuels based on biomass and photovoltaics.

At the sixth BMBF Forum for Sustainability (FONA) in Hamburg, which represented the culmination of the "Green Talents Forum", Professor Frieder Meyer-Krahmer, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), received the Green Talents and honoured them for their research work in their home countries.