International young talents visit Fraunhofer ISE
Leading young scientists from 21 countries visited the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg on October 17. The 25 winners of the "Green Talents Award" were informed about the research interests of Fraunhofer ISE and the Institute for Sustainable Technical Systems at the University of Freiburg. The group visited laboratories and the university campus, and met with Fraunhofer ISE scientists.
The Green Talents Award honors talented young researchers and is being conferred under the patronage of the German Research Minister, Professor Johanna Wanka, for the ninth time. A high-ranking jury of experts selected 25 up-and-coming scientists out of 602 applicants from over 95 countries. The range of the projects was very broad: biomass generation from algae, smart grid technologies and sustainable urban development, to name just a few examples.
The Award provides young researchers with a platform for sharing their views on green concepts to make our world a better place. By establishing contacts with the scientists and exchanging ideas with its key innovators, the winners will be able to lay the foundations for future cooperation. This year’s focus is on “Sustainable Production and Consumption”. The two-week science tour will provide the Green Talents with insights into the German research landscape with the opportunity to meet leading experts and visit some of the most renowned research institutions in the focus area. Their efforts are supported by the invitation to return to Germany in 2018 for a fully funded research stay at an institution of their choice.