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GCRI at Initial Meeting for Research Marketing Coalition Group

2/26/2015, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Berlin, Germany

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.

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  • Featured Speakers

    • Volker Rieke

      Ministerialdirektor, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

    • Prof. Dr. Frank Allgöwer

      Vice President, German Research Foundation (DFG)

    • Alexander Grablowitz

      Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

    • Stefan Hase-Bergen

      German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

    • Dr. Joann Halpern

      Director, German Center for Research and Innovation

    • Christina Wunder

      Projektträger Jülich

    • Corinna Stefani

      German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    • Dr. Kurt Höller

      Managing Director, Central Institute of Healthcare Engineering

    • Dick de Jong

      Managing Director, Brandaris Placemarketing

    • Dr. Enno Aufderheide

      Secretary General, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)

    • Dr. Michael Harms

      Head of Communication Division, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

    • Dr. Raoul Klingner

      Director International Business Development, Fraunhofer Society

    • Dr. Christian Schaller

      Managing Director, Metrilus GmbH

    • Dr. Volker Treier

      Deputy Chief Executive and Managing Director of DIHK International, Association of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK)