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Press Releases from German Center for Research and Innovation (78 total)

Falling Walls Lab Competition to Take Place in NYC

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) will host the Falling Walls Lab, a global forum for innovators to pitch their research and business ideas on September 14, 2017, at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York. New York, August 31, 2017 – In the quest to find solutions to today’s global challenges, new walls will need to fall in science and society. Nine entrepreneurs, innovators, and

Falling Walls Lab New York calls for talented researchers and professionals to s …

Applications for the Falling Walls Lab in New York are now being accepted. Outstanding researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals will have 3 minutes to present their cutting-edge ideas at the German Center for Research and Innovation in NYC on September 14, 2017. Applications are due by June 12. New York, May 30. In 2017, international Falling Walls Labs are taking place all over the world. Who is eligible? Bachelor and Master students,

Smart Cities and Urban Development

By 2050, the world's population is expected to reach nine billion, with over two thirds of people living in cities. On May 2, 2017, sustainability experts will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York to discuss future solutions for urban systems. Urbanization, globalization, demographic and climate change are continually placing higher demands on our cities. In order to achieve the goal of sustainable

Applications of CRISPR Technologies in Research and Industry

On March 30, 2017, a distinguished panel from academia and industry will discuss some of the applications and challenges of CRISPR technologies. The panel discussion will take place at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York. Few discoveries have attracted more attention in the area of molecular biology over the last three years than CRISPR-Cas9, a relatively new technology that is groundbreaking, controversial and developing

Water: Planning for Today and Tomorrow

The event on February 16, 2017, at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York will address why managing water resources has become more important than ever. Seventy-one percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water. As a result of climate change and urban population growth, managing water resources has become more important than ever. The 2015 UN-Habitat’s “Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning”

The Shifting Paradigm of Data Security: Intelligence and Big Data

The event on January 31, 2017, at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York will address the challenges companies on both sides of the Atlantic face to keep their data and networks secure from cyber threat actors. Every company collects and holds multitudes of data stored on internal and external servers located across the globe. Yet cyber-attacks have increased dramatically over the last decade, exposing sensitive business

Learning to Learn – How the Brain Creates Memory

The brain’s hippocampus has several functions, but it is best known for its role in memory. A brain needs the hippocampus to store past memories and to form new ones. Three distinguished experts from the areas of neurophysiology, psychology and cognitive biology will provide insight on how the hippocampus mediates memory formation at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York on December 5, 2016. When we learn facts or

Booming Populism - On the Practice and Language of Political Polarization

Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on November 8, 2016. In the course of the Brexit referendum and the U.S. presidential election, both the EU and the U.S. have witnessed a rise of political populism. Only nine days after the stunning election results, distinguished experts will discuss the booming political populist movement on both sides of the Atlantic at the German Center for Research

FOCUS: Smart Grid 2016

The U.S. and German, public and private sector investment in Smart Grid technology has increased significantly over the past decade. How will the transition to Smart Grid technologies and practices affect people’s lives? Energy experts will discuss this important topic at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York on November 2, 2016. New Yorkers have experienced firsthand how an electricity disruption can have a domino effect - a series

Smart Data and Digital Health

Innovative technologies have significantly improved patient data collection, but what happens with that data and is a patient’s privacy guaranteed? Health experts will discuss these and other digital health-related topics at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York on October 10, 2016. Over the past 30 years healthcare experts have been developing methods to improve data aggregation for patients. How far has electronic record collection come since then? Technology

Photonic Technologies in Human-Machine-Interaction

Learn about novel trends in 3D sensing and the implementation of these sensors in robotics and advanced imaging systems based on the insect eye principle. This Leibniz Lecture will take place on September 14, 2016, at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York. Modern cars are able to warn us when we are too close to the car behind us while parking. Driverless transport systems in factories are able

The Excellence Initiative as an Instrument to Further University-Industry Collab …

Prof. Dr. Horst Hippler, President of the German Rectors’ Conference, and Ann Rosenberg, Vice President and Head of Global SAP University Alliances and SAP Next-Gen Consulting, will discuss the impact of university-industry partnerships at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York on September 7, 2016. Around the globe, university-industry collaboration is increasingly becoming a central element in the strategic development of many successful organizations and institutions. Germany, for example,

First Falling Walls Lab Competition to Take Place in NYC

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) will host the Falling Walls Lab, a global forum for innovators to pitch their research and business ideas on August 30, 2016, at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York. In the quest to find solutions to today’s global challenges, new walls will need to fall in science and society. Ten entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers will present their ground-breaking projects, business

German Center for Research and Innovation Releases Sixth Annual Report

As the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) celebrates its sixth anniversary, its mission remains focused on strengthening transatlantic collaboration in science and technology. NEW YORK (July 21, 2016) – The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) is proud to announce the release of its sixth annual report. Since its launch in 2010, the GCRI has become a multidisciplinary forum bringing together leaders in academia, industry, and government

Urban Energy Systems – Challenges and Solutions for Zero-Carbon Cities

On Thursday, June 2, leading experts will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a discussion on the most pressing issues in the urban energy sector. NEW YORK (June 1, 2016) – Many municipalities have decided on ambitious goals to become climate neutral within the next few decades. Although Germany and most other European countries have significantly and measurably increased their renewable energy fraction

Liver Diseases – A Global Health Challenge of the 21st Century

Experts predict that cases of liver disease will double by 2025, resulting in 25 million Americans suffering from chronic liver failure and liver cirrhosis. On Tuesday, May 10, learn about promising new drug treatments in the field during a discussion at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York. NEW YORK (May 6, 2016) – The liver performs many key metabolic functions, including the processing and distribution of

Falling Walls Lab New York Invites Talented Researchers and Professionals to Sho …

Outstanding researchers, entrepreneurs, and professionals can now apply for the Falling Walls Lab New York, which will take place on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Applicants are expected to present their research and innovative ideas to a jury in three minutes. Applications are due by Wednesday, June 22, 2016. NEW YORK (April 18, 2016) – Throughout 2016, international Falling Walls Labs will take place all over the world. Who is eligible to

Financial Decision-Making and Aging: Perspectives from Neuroscience

How do natural neurological changes affect one’s acceptance of risk and, by extension, investment decisions? On Tuesday, March 15, join leading neuroscientists at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a discussion on financial decision-making and aging. NEW YORK (March 9, 2016) – The following is a situation that all Americans face at some point in their lives: investing for a financially secure retirement. Few Americans

E.U. – U.S.A. Research Collaboration and Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020 …

Discovering solutions to societal challenges requires a strong global knowledge economy. On Thursday, March 10, renowned policy experts and researchers will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York to discuss the European Union’s largest research and innovation initiative. NEW YORK (March 4, 2016) – With nearly €80 billion in funding allocated for over seven years, Horizon 2020 is the E.U.’s largest research and innovation initiative.

Big Data – Small Devices

Are we facing a new way of doing data science? Do we need novel methods for machine learning? On Monday, March 7, leading IT experts will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a discussion on Big Data and resource-restricted systems. NEW YORK (March 3, 2016) – The amount of digitally recorded information in today’s world is growing exponentially. Massive volumes of user-generated information

Cyber Security and Ethics

Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and robust cyberspace. On Thursday, May 21, renowned cyber security and legal experts will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York to discuss different ways to protect against future cyber threats. NEW YORK (May 18, 2015) – We rely on a vast array of cyber networks to communicate and travel, power our

Cognitive Plasticity in Adulthood

What is the link between personality, life experience, and brain structure? On Wednesday, January 28, listen to aging experts present their findings at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York on the plasticity of the human brain. NEW YORK (January 22, 2015) – Although the adult brain was once thought to be a rather static organ, it is now clear that the organization of brain circuitry is

Green Logistics

Logistics has become an indispensable component of today’s global economy. On Thursday, December 11, join experts at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a discussion on the future of sustainable logistics. NEW YORK (December 8, 2014) – Global supply chains and distribution networks are a key performance factor for many companies as they attempt to coordinate activities in a way that meets customer requirements at

Smart Cities

By 2050, the world's population is expected to reach nine billion, with over two thirds of people living in cities. On Tuesday, December 9, ICT and sustainability experts will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York to discuss future solutions for urban systems. NEW YORK (December 3, 2014) – Urbanization, globalization, demographic and climate change are continually placing higher demands on our cities. How will

Global Leaders Mervyn King, Christine Cumming, Barbara Novick, and Andreas Uterm …

NEW YORK (November 24, 2014) – Innovations in financial markets, technology, and communications have had a profound impact on global financial markets as well as on central banks throughout the world. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, central banks are being called upon to take up an ever-widening set of responsibilities, straining their operating maneuverability and raising concerns about independence. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the German Center for

FOCUS: Smart Grid 2014

Smart grid technology has the capacity to increase energy efficiency by improving awareness among consumers about the connection between electricity use and the environment. On Wednesday, November 5, experts will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York to review the technology’s past successes and future challenges. NEW YORK (October 30, 2014) – After sequential hurricanes in 2011 and 2012, New Yorkers experienced firsthand how an

Urban Health and City Planning

Urban environments and the planning processes that shape them are strong determinants of public health. On Monday, November 3, join city planners and healthcare experts at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a discussion on how to plan healthier cities for the future. NEW YORK (October 28, 2014) – By 2050, over two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, yet we have only

Healthcare Delivery to Developing Countries Using Mobile Technology

How can society best deploy mobile health technology to help save lives and empower communities? On Wednesday, October 22, join human rights advocates and healthcare professionals at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a discussion on new approaches to global health. NEW YORK (October 17, 2014) – The United Nations reports that a child born in the developing world is 33 times more likely to

Education vs. Training: A Contradiction or Productive Synergy?

Does a general liberal arts curriculum provide students with the foundation they need to succeed in a work environment where skills and career demands are frequently changing? On Wednesday, September 3, join renowned experts at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a discussion on the rapidly changing relationship between a traditional university education and the university degree as preparation for a career. NEW YORK

Climbing Ladders, Building Bridges: Mathematical Philosophy at Work

How can the application of mathematical methods be utilized to gain new insights into age-old philosophical questions? On Tuesday, September 2, join experts for a discussion at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York on math, science, and philosophy and the relationship between them. NEW YORK (August 26, 2014) – What is the proper method of philosophy? In what ways does it differ from scientific reasoning? And,

Investigating Telomeres: Using High-Performance Microscopy for Understanding Can …

On Thursday, August 14, join experts from the scientific community for a panel discussion at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York on investigating telomeres using high-resolution imaging. NEW YORK (August 11, 2014) – Telomeres, the region of DNA at the end of each of our chromosomes, protects our genes from unwanted deterioration or fusion with nearby chromosomes. On Thursday, August 14, 2014, join scientific experts

The Road Ahead for Cyber Security – Challenges and Opportunities

Public interest, awareness, and concern about information security are on the rise as more incidents, vulnerabilities, and threats emerge. On Thursday, July 24, join experts at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a discussion on how to enable better cyber security in the future. NEW YORK (July 18, 2014) – Today, the importance of and need for cyber security is widely recognized as IT security

Accelerating German Entrepreneurship in the United States

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German Center for Research and Innovation Releases Fourth Annual Report

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

Max Planck Images of Science Exhibition

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York invites you to a gallery opening on Thursday, June 12, featuring selected images from the work of Max Planck Society scientists. Dr. Klaus-Armin Nave will open the evening with a talk on “Neurological Diseases in Mice.” NEW YORK (June 6, 2014) – Science often pushes back the boundaries of the known world to explore the new and make the unseen

The European Unified Patent System and Its Impact on U.S. Businesses

The E.U.’s “unitary patent package” legislation is the most radical change in European patent practice in the past 40 years. On April 22, join intellectual property experts at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a panel discussion on the implications of this new system. NEW YORK (April 16, 2014) – New legislation will create a unitary patent right and a unified patent court system

The Global Energy Challenge: Germany’s “Energiewende” and Beyond

Global energy demand is expected to rise dramatically as the world's population grows, economies flourish, and standards of living increase. On March 31, 2014, one of Germany’s most highly esteemed scientists will present at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York on alternative energy solutions and Germany’s national energy policy. NEW YORK (March 25, 2014) – Germany has long been a recognized leader in environmental protection and

Who Owns The Body? The Ethical, Legal, and Economic Implications of Gene Patenti …

Should human DNA be patentable? Are gene patents good for innovation and healthcare? On March 27, join intellectual property experts at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a panel discussion on the history and implications of gene patenting. NEW YORK (March 19, 2014) – The impact of gene patents on fostering innovation is a highly debated topic. The arguments surrounding patenting and intellectual property

Bridging the Innovation Gap Between Academia and Industry

When academia and industry work in tandem to push the frontiers of knowledge, they have the potential to become a powerful engine for innovation and economic growth. On March 18, renowned experts will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York to discuss successful technology transfer initiatives. NEW YORK (March 11, 2014) – What enables a seamless relationship between academia and industry? How have some

EU – USA Research Collaboration and Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020, the …

Discovering solutions to societal challenges requires a strong global knowledge economy. On March 12, renowned policy experts and researchers will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York to discuss the European Union’s largest research and innovation initiative ever. NEW YORK (March 6, 2014) – With nearly €80 billion in funding allocated for over the next seven years, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest research

The Origins of Mass, Matter, and the Early Universe

How did the universe develop? What exactly is the Higgs boson? How has string theory influenced the field of particle astrophysics? On March 20, join scientific experts at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a panel discussion on the Big Bang and beyond. NEW YORK (March 6, 2014) – On Thursday, March 20, 2014, join esteemed researchers from Germany and the U.S. for an

Is Aging Reversible? Can We Reset the Clock?

As life expectancy increases, age-related diseases and cognitive disorders are becoming more prevalent. On Feb. 10, renowned experts from the U.S. and Germany will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York to discuss the plasticity of human development. NEW YORK (February 5, 2014) – Are age-related decreases in cognitive and behavioral functions reversible? Can slowing the rate of aging, as has been demonstrated in animal

Translating International Experience into Career Success

In today’s competitive job market, how can candidates successfully leverage skills acquired abroad to enhance their careers? On Dec. 13, 2013, join industry leaders in Chicago for a panel discussion on translating international experience into career success. NEW YORK (December 11, 2013) – As companies expand operations overseas, enter new markets, and develop international partnerships, the value of global experience in the professional world is growing. Science and industry,

Engaging Women in STEM: Perspectives from the United States and Germany

How can policy makers address gender disparity issues in scientific and technical fields? On Dec. 11, expert panelists from the U.S. and Germany will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) to discuss diversity initiatives in STEM. NEW YORK (December 3, 2013) – Innovation capability in science and engineering is integral to a society’s economic development. Workforce diversity is among factors which fuel this innovation. Education and science

FOCUS: Smart Grid

Smart Grid technology has the capacity to increase energy efficiency by improving awareness among consumers about the connection between electricity use and the environment. On Nov. 21, leading experts from the U.S. and Germany will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) to discuss the technology’s past successes and future challenges. NEW YORK (November 14, 2013) – After sequential hurricanes in 2011 and 2012, New Yorkers experienced

Great Minds Think Alike – Or Do They? Unexpected Evolutionary Paths in Thought …

How have human cognition and communication developed? Join leading U.S. and German experts on Nov. 18 at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York City for a panel discussion on the evolution of thought and language. NEW YORK, NY (October 30, 2013) – The emergence of human cognition, language, and speech has been a subject of fascination for hundreds of years. Language enables people to share, cooperate,

Moving the World by Thought: Dimensions and Perspectives of Brain-Computer Inter …

Brain-computer interface technology is revolutionizing the way individuals interact with their environment. On Nov. 7, 2013, leading neuroscientists from the U.S. and Germany will discuss recent advances in the field of neurotechnology at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI). NEW YORK (October 29, 2013) – It is an old dream of humankind to communicate and interact with the environment by only using the power of thoughts. Recent advances in

Transforming an Idea into a Disruptive Technology: ResearchGate: A Professional …

How does an idea become a disruptive innovation? On Nov. 4, Dr. Ijad Madisch, CEO and Co-Founder of ResearchGate, will speak at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) on how he transformed a simple business idea into a leading professional network for over three million researchers worldwide. NEW YORK (October 28, 2013) – In an era of highly successful online networks, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and studiVZ, Dr. Ijad

Strategies for Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring of Women in STEM: U.S.-Germ …

How can universities better promote gender equity in higher education? On Wednesday, October 16, at the German Center for Research and Innovation, expert panelists will share strategies on how to support women in STEM. NEW YORK, NY (October 14, 2013) – A thorough understanding of the complexities of recruitment, retention, and mentoring of women in STEM needs to be grounded in empirical research and best practices. How do social scientists,

FOCUS: Logistics: Current Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges

Logistics has become an indispensable component of today’s global economy. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, a lunch discussion at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) New York will address challenges and opportunities in the field. Follow the discussion live on Twitter @gcri_ny (hashtag #logistics). NEW YORK (October 3, 2013) – Global supply chains and international distribution networks are a key performance factor for many companies. The optimization of transportation

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