Passion breeds success – the Nunam Project
One day before the opening ceremony of the One Young World Summit, the Foundation’s scholarship recipients (‘Audi scholars’) and the delegates from AUDI AG had the opportunity to get to know one another in a first get-together. This exclusive pre-event took place in the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in North London. The event’s primary aim was to encourage participants to network actively with one another and to present their projects, but there was also a social programme with a tour of the stadium and a talk by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
At the main event in London, our chief executive, Dr Rüdiger Recknagel, had the honour of addressing the young visionaries. In his speech, Dr Recknagel emphasised that, in addition to personal passion, positive thinking and active listening are essential in the successful implementation of projects.
One of the projects we are supporting that contributes to sustainable development is the Nunam project. This project, which is led by Prodip Chatterjee, collects old lithium-ion batteries from electronic devices such as laptops so that they can be re-used in stationary energy storage systems. First and foremost, these storage systems will provide electricity for households in poorer, rural regions in India. It’s a project that exemplifies our “greenovation” approach.
Long-term and sustainable cooperation planned with the Audi scholars
In addition to the Nunam project, we primarily support projects that contribute to nature conservation with the aid of technology. This is exactly the profile of our Audi Environmental Foundation and it is these criteria that we use to decide which applicants receive a scholarship for the One Young World Summit.
Following the One Young World Summit, individual Audi scholars will receive further funding to ensure the sustainable and positive development of their projects and further activate the network to our previous One Young World scholars.
The Audi Environmental Foundation would like to offer another 15 scholarships for the next One Young World Summit. Anyone aged between 18 and 30 who is interested in taking part can apply to us in due course. We are already looking forward to working together at One Young World 2020 – which will be held in the Bavarian capital, Munich.
You will find impressions from the One Young World Summit 2019 and the pre-event here.