Science Forum Archive 2021-2009

The BMBF invites all Green Talents winners to Germany for a two-week Science Forum, during which some of the hot spots of sustainability science are visited. This offers the unique opportunity to get exclusive access to the country’s research landscape. These visits also lay the foundations for the establishment of international research cooperation in the near future.

Touring Germany from one station to the next, the Green Talents learn about the research that is being conducted and gain an exclusive look behind the scenes while visiting labs or production sites. They also get the chance to discuss their projects with other scientists and hear about the research and working conditions in Germany. The tour is organised and accompanied by DLR Projektträger of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). All expenses during the tour as well as the journey to and from Germany are covered by the ministry. Have a look at the different tours and get a deeper insight on this unique network of excellent research institutions, universities and companies, which have been visited since the beginning of the Green Talents Competition in 2009.
So far the network includes the following "stations":

Research institutions
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Clausthal Institute of Environmental Technologies (CUTEC)
Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
EAA and the Anhalt-Bitterfeld-Wittenberg region
Ecologic Institute
E.ON Energy Research Center (E.ON ERC)
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology - UMSICHT
Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology - IGB
Fraunhofer IGD
Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems - FOKUS
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems - ISE
Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology - IWES
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ)
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Helmholtz Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)
ISOE - Institute for Social-Ecological Research
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT Rostock)
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC)
Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry (MPI-C)
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)
Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Southern African Science Service Center for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL)
The Berlin Centre of Competence for Water
United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Bauhaus University Weimar
Clausthal University of Technology (CUT)
Georg-August-University of Göttingen
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Leuphana University Lüneburg
RWTH Aachen University
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
Universität Hamburg (UHH)

AIRBUS Operations GmbH
Dii GmbH
Henkel AG
Max Planck Innovation GmbH
my Boo GmbH
OSRAM GmbH / Siemens AG
RITTEC Umwelttechnik GmbH
Siemens AG
StadtFarm - TopFarmers GmbH
ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
VAUDE – the sustainable and innovative outdoor-supplier
Volkswagen AG
Werner & Mertz GmbH