Knowledge, coaching and scholarships

beVisioneers: The Mercedes-Benz Fellowship.

Mercedes-Benz is funding a global fellowship program beVisioneers: The Mercedes-Benz Fellowship with donations. Thousands of young people from all over the world receive support for developing and implementing sustainability projects from this program in the form of knowledge, coaching and scholarships.

To raise the seed capital for this program, Mercedes-Benz auctioned off the most valuable car in history in May 2022, an SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe from 1955, which went for the record sum of 135 million euros.

The non-profit organization The DO School Fellowships developed the concept for beVisioneers and is also responsible for the implementation. beVisioneers is aimed at creative, committed people between 16 and 28 years of age, who have promising ideas for projects in the areas of environmental protection and decarbonization. The participants are selected by The DO School and come from different countries and walks of life.

In the pilot year 2023, the program was initially accessible to young people from India, South Africa and a number of European countries. More than a thousand applications were submitted between January and March, from which The DO School Fellowships selected the first 102 participants. The program provided the fellows with access to project financing and – if required – further financial or material support. However, at the heart of the program is a broad-based learning and coaching curriculum, which focuses on leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability. The fellows are also provided with a personal mentor during the twelve-month hybrid learning phase. Mercedes-Benz has encouraged all interested employees to become involved as mentors in beVisioneers or similar initiatives.

beVisioneers is to grow and in 2025 already support one thousand fellows from all over the world who have sustainable project ideas. Mercedes-Benz sponsors beVisioneers because the program promotes ecological sustainability and social cohesion through education – and in this way reflects key elements of the corporate citizenship strategy. In addition, Mercedes-Benz is the title sponsor in order to underscore its lasting commitment to the success of this program.

Renata Jungo Brüngger, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG. Integrity & Legal Affairs.

beVisioneers aims to create a relevant impact, one that benefits its young participants, their local communities and the environment. As part of our corporate citizenship strategy, we are very proud to fund this unique initiative, which empowers a new and diverse generation of innovators. We wish all fellows every success as they make their visions a reality.

Renata Jungo Brüngger
Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG. Integrity, Governance & Sustainability
Renata Jungo Brüngger, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG. Integrity & Legal Affairs.
"Global Summit" 2024 in Stuttgart.

"Global Summit" 2024.

Mercedes-Benz expands support for global fellowship beVisioneers.


beVisioneers community.

The first 100 participants of beVisioneers met at three regional summits: in India, South Africa and Germany.


Corporate Citizenship.

As part of society, Mercedes-Benz wants to make a contribution that goes beyond its business activities.