The Green ICT Award for students

The Green ICT Award is presented annually to students who apply with their final theses on sustainable electronics. The "Green ICT @ FMD" competence center rewards outstanding student theses in resource-saving information and communication technology. The study award is initiated by Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland (FMD), which aims to answer tomorrow's questions with today's research activities in the field of microelectronics and attaches particular importance to the sustainable promotion of young talent.

How are the best works rewarded?

The nominated theses will be rewarded with a cash prize:
1st place – 2.500 Euro
2nd place – 1000 Euro
3rd place – 500 Euro
Außerdem bekommen die drei Nominierten eine exklusive Einladung für die Teilnahme bei einem Green ICT Camp im darauffolgenden Jahr. Für dieses Jahr wurde der Award schon verliehen – alle Infos zu den Gewinner:innen inklusive Videos gibt es hier:
->Award ceremony 2023

Who can apply?

Students and young professionals who have written their theses in the field of green ICT. Bachelor's and Master's theses from German universities and colleges are accepted. The theses can be submitted in German or English and must not be older than two years.

Which courses of study are the focus?

Microsystems engineering, micro- and nanotechnology, electrical engineering, embedded systems (design), physics, and the like; computer engineering, information technology, etc.; environmental economics, energy, and environmental engineering; environmental and resource management, etc.; and related courses.

How to apply?

Simply use the online form to upload your thesis and long abstract and send it to us by April 30, 2024. Please note the specifications for the long abstract (in German).

How does the selection process work?

A jury team chaired by Prof. Amelie Hagelauer (Institute Director Fraunhofer EMFT, Chair of Micro- and Nanosystems Engineering at the Technical University of Munich) will evaluate the submitted long abstracts and the complete theses. The applicants will then be informed of the jury's decision by email. The three nominees will be invited to the award ceremony, where the final ranking will be determined.

Our world is becoming increasingly complex, and research topics are becoming more complex. We need great enthusiasm from our youth today to look forward to tomorrow with excitement. With the Green ICT Award, we at FMD want to foster this enthusiasm for sustainable microelectronics and give up-and-coming research talent a platform to present their developments to the industry.

Prof. Amelie Hagelauer, Institute Director Fraunhofer EMFT, Jury Chair Green ICT Award

Interviews on the Green ICT Award

Review of the 2023 award ceremony

In October 2023, the Green ICT Award was presented for the first time during the MikroSystemTechnik (MST) Congress. The three winners, Kareem Mansour from the University of Freiburg (1st place), Alexander Maximilian Busch from HAW Hamburg (2nd place) and Tugana Ceren Aslan from TU Berlin (3rd place), received prize money as well as the opportunity to present their theses at the congress poster session and in specially produced videos, which were subsequently made available online to a wide audience.