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Green Talents 2022 on virtual tour in Germany

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For the 14th time, the BMBF is honouring 25 outstanding young researchers for their forward-looking contributions to greater sustainability with the Green Talents Award. The research tour of the award winners, which starts today, takes place as a virtual Science Forum, designed and organised by the DLR Projektträger.

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19th October 2022 — The third edition of the virtual Science Forum for talented young researchers begins on 19 October. Included are 25 winners of this year's Green Talents competition, who were selected by a jury of experts as talented young researchers in the field of sustainability science. The winners from various scientific disciplines are working on a variety of topics that directly contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This year, the Green Talents Science Forum will once again take place as a virtual forum – conceived, prepared and implemented by DLR Projektträger on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Science Forum takes the 25 Green Talents on an exciting virtual journey to explore Germany’s sustainability research landscape, network with German researchers and meet their fellow award winners. In the coming days, the awardees will remotely visit German research institutions, universities and companies that deal with sustainability science and discuss their projects with local experts.

Among the research institutions and companies participating in this year’s programme are the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as well as Green City Solutions GmbH and SOLMOVE GmbH.

Laying the foundation for sustainability networks

By connecting with the German scientific community and exchanging exciting ideas with key innovators, the awardees are laying the foundation for future collaborations. In addition, the Green Talents are invited to come to Germany in 2023 for a fully funded research stay at an institution of their choice.

With the Green Talents competition, the BMBF has been promoting the exchange of innovative green ideas and the emergence of international collaborations since 2009, when DLR Projektträger assumed responsibility for organising the competition. The project team is in charge of designing the annual programme, guiding researchers through the application phase and organising the Science Forum for the selected Green Talents. In addition, DLR Projektträger supports the BMBF in the pre-selection of applications, designs and organises the jury meeting and accompanies the participants during the Science Forum and the award ceremony.

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Contact at DLR Projektträger

Romy Wörmann

Romy Wörmann

International Strategies and Instruments
European and International Cooperation
+49 228 3821 1391