Award Ceremony 2015

On 30 October 2015, the German Federal Minister of Education and Research Wilfried Kraus, Head of Directorate 72, “Sustainability, Climate, Energy”, honoured the winners of the Green Talents Competition 2015 during a festive ceremony in Berlin.

Quote from Dr Bausch, speaker at the awards ceremony 2015:

“Green Talents are vital in a globalised world where communications and business as well as challenges like climate change and resource scarcity are of a global nature. Fostering these talents leads to new insights; insights are needed to direct change. International research cooperation is critical to preserve and create the world in which we wish to live.”


A high-ranking jury of experts selected 27 ‘green’ visionaries out of over 550 applicants from more than 90 countries as "Green Talents 2015". This prestigious title was awarded for the seventh time under the patronage of the minister to some of tomorrow’s leading scientists in the field of sustainable development.


The awardees were invited to participate in the two-week "Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development", during which they visited top locations for sustainability research in Germany. Here, they gained a deeper insight into the country’s innovation system, learned about state-of-the-art approaches and technologies, and exchanged ideas with the country’s leading experts in individual meetings.