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German Center for Research and Innovation Releases Fourth Annual Report

07-09-2014 07:03 PM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: German Center for Research and Innovation

During the past year, the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) significantly expanded its innovation ecosystem, fostering new partnerships between start-ups, industry, academia, and government in North America and Germany.

NEW YORK (July 8, 2014) – The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) is proud to announce the release of its fourth Annual Report. Since its launch in 2010, GCRI has become a nucleus for creative individuals interested in sharing new ideas and developing international collaborations, thanks to its diverse network and wide range of events.

In 2013, GCRI events continued to address the critical challenges of the 21st century, which include climate and energy, health and nutrition, mobility, security, and communication. GCRI also expanded its digital presence by further developing its website, increasing the number of newsletter subscribers, and broadening its visibility through social media. These enhancements have significantly increased the number of inquiries regarding research, funding, and employment opportunities in Germany.

On an organizational level, the GCRI Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity, has continued to support the GCRI by attracting new sponsors and developing creative initiatives, including the Healthcare Innovation World Cup, which culminated in $75,000 worth of prizes. The collaboration with the three founding companies, SAP, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Zeiss, as well as other corporate partners, have led to improved financial security for the GCRI and constructive dialogue on topics of concern to the center.

Throughout 2014, GCRI will continue to pursue the goal of enhancing the perception of Germany as a world leader in innovation by facilitating discussion, debate, and collaboration among key constituents in the U.S., Canada, and Germany. Areas of focus include aging, renewable energy, entrepreneurship/tech transfer, manufacturing/ workforce development, and cyber security. In so doing, GCRI will continue the dialogue on issues and topics of critical importance to the world in which we live.

To learn more about GCRI’s activities and to view the Annual Report, visit: http://www.germaninnovation.org/shared/content/documents/GCRI-2013-Annual-Report-Web.pdf. To request a print version, write to:

Contact:
Jennifer Audet
Communications Officer
Audet@GermanInnovation.org
(212) 339 8606, ext. 302

The German Center for Research and Innovation provides information and support for the realization of cooperative and collaborative projects between North America and Germany. With the goal of enhancing communication on the critical challenges of the 21st century, GCRI hosts a wide range of events from lectures and exhibitions to workshops and science dinners. Opened in February 2010, GCRI was created as a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research and is one of five centers worldwide.

German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)
Jennifer Audet
Communications Officer
(212) 339-8606 X302
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
USA

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