YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR AN APPLICATION FOR YOUR INNOVATIVE BASIC RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF CLIMATE CHANGE?

PRIZE MONEY TOTALLING € 36,000 IS IN STORE!

For the sixth consecutive year, the Stiftung Industrieforschung and Humboldt-Innovation have organized the research idea competition “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher”.

Public event

20 November 2019 | 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm (Admission: 2.30 pm)

Tieranatomisches Theater | Luisenstraße 56, 10115 Berlin (Visiting address)

Public discourses reflecting our long-standing struggle with climate change and its ramifications are growing. The declining biodiversity, deviating temperatures resulting in the melting of polar ice caps and rising sea levels are amongst the already visible consequences. Climate change is proving itself to be a dynamic threat to the habitat of humans and animals alike.

Adapting to the changing climate, accompanied by storms and catastrophes, society is faced with an array of new challenges: How can early warning systems be developed, improved and implemented to detect extreme weather conditions? How will we approach the expected surge of climate refugees in the future? How can we ensure a functioning global food production and supply? Finally, how is the health sector adapting to the new risks associated with hotter temperatures in order to care for vulnerable groups of elderly persons?

The central query of this year’s “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher” is focused on which possibilities are feasible to slow down or even stop climate change. With application-oriented strategies, concepts, and approaches from the world of science, the Forum aims to raise awareness of an existential urgency. Within the framework of the research idea competition, climate change is to be understood as an interdisciplinary subject matter. The competition offers researchers the opportunity to present unique, practice-oriented research results and present possible solutions from their work.

The event is organized in cooperation with the Berlin universities: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Registration

The Forum Junge Spitzenforscher is open to the public. We encourage you to attend the event as part of the audience. Additionally to the six finalist’s pitches a keynote speech will round off the competition. After the presentation of awards a buffet will offer the opportunity to get in touch with young scientists and to network with new faces and old hands from research and industry.

The number of seatings is limited, so please register in advance:

OrganiZers

For the sixth year, the Stiftung Industrieforschung and Humboldt-Innovation GmbH are hosting the research idea competition “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher”.

Partners

The event is organized in cooperation with the three major Berlin universities: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, as well as Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin.