Germany occupies a prominent position in science, research and development both within Europe and on the world stage. At the same time, it is in intense global competition as a high-tech country with many industrialised countries, new global players and emerging economies.
To secure its prosperity, Germany continuously develops its capacity for innovation and weaves networks of international ties. In one example of these activities, the Federal Foreign Office supports German Houses of Research and Innovation around the world, as part of its research and academic relations policy and the Strategy of the Federal Government for the Internationalization of Science and Research.
A shared platform for Germany as a research hub
German Houses of Research and Innovation have opened in five different locations, aided by close collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Alliance of Scientific Organizations in Germany and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Alongside the German Science Centre in Cairo, these Houses in New York, São Paulo, New Delhi, Tokyo and Moscow provide a platform for all the German science and research organisations, universities and companies with a presence abroad to come together under one roof.
This raises Germany’s profile as a centre for innovation, creates synergies and forges links between German and non-German drivers of innovation.
The German Houses of Research and Innovation’s main tasks are as follows:
Promoting Germany as a centre for science, technology and innovation
Collaborating with innovative German organisations and companies
Promoting dialogue and exchange; consolidating scientific and technological cooperation
Advising and supporting German and non-German research institutions and companies
The German Houses of Research and Innovation have adapted their approaches according to their various locations. In conjunction with German and non-German partners engaged in research in science and industry, for example, they run joint events, workshops, trips, online collaboration platforms and much more besides. The members of the Alliance of Scientific Organizations in Germany are involved here in a variety of different constellations.
The internet pages of the German Houses of Research and Innovation can be accessed via the links below: