GCRI at Initial Meeting for Research Marketing Coalition Group
Host: The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Since 2006, the German government has been implementing several measures to promote Germany as a destination for innovation with the goal of heightening awareness of Germany as a leading place for study, research, and entrepreneurship.
The German Houses of Research and Innovation (DWIH), which were established in five different locations worldwide, serve as one example of the German government’s efforts to internationalize science and research. Their primary purpose is:
• To promote Germany as a research location (“showcase” Germany as a hub for research and innovation)
• To provide a forum for international dialogue and scientific exchange
• To provide support and services (advising and consultation for international researchers as well as educational events)
Established in 2009, the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York serves as model for these German Houses of Research and Innovation.
On February 26, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosted its initial Research Marketing Coalition Group meeting in Berlin. GCRI Director Dr. Joann Halpern attended this meeting and presented the work and accomplishments of the now 5-year-old GCRI.