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German Houses of Research & Innovation

Deutsche Wissenschafts- und Innovationshäuser (DWIHs)

Germany must maintain its strength in innovation and apply it internationally in order to stay competitive in the global market. By establishing German Houses of Research and Innovation (DWIHs), we provide a platform for the German science, research and innovation landscape at selected locations and a platform for showcasing the accomplishments of German science, research and research-based companies at selected locations and promoting collaboration with Germany and innovative German organizations. Our goal is to present a united presence of German scientific and research organizations abroad under the banner of the DWIHs.

New York Moscow New Dehli Tokyo Sao Paolo


The German Houses of Research and Innovation are part of the Federal Foreign Office’s 2009 Research and Academic Relations Initiative which, in turn, is the Federal Foreign Office’s contribution to the internationalization of science and research. The Federal Foreign Office is implementing this project in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Education and Research and in close collaboration with the alliance of German science organizations (which includes the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Research Foundation (DFG), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Helmholtz Association, German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).

Functional duties:

  • To promote Germany as a research location ("showcase" Germany as a center for  research and innovation)
  • To provide a forum for international dialogue and scientific exchange
  • To provide support and services (advising international researchers; consultation for foreign researchers, a "bridgehead" for German research, educational events)

Participation is open to all innovative German organizations and companies that are either already present at the particular location or who are interested in establishing a presence there.

Source: Federal Foreign Office

Contact information for the German Houses of Research and Innovation in Moscow, New Delhi, São Paulo and Tokyo can be found at Contact Us.