German Houses of Science and Innovation
The German Federal Foreign Office has been sponsoring the establishment of the German Houses of Science and Innovation (DWIH) since 2009. To date, centres have opened in six international locations: New York, São Paulo, New Delhi, Tokyo, Moscow and Cairo. The Federal Foreign Office banks on the “Germany – Land of Ideas” brand for public appearances of the different DWIH Centres and the German Science Center.
The German Houses of Research and Innovation (DWIH) and the German Science Center (DWZ) provide a platform for the German research and innovation landscape, showcasing the accomplishments of German science, research, and research-based companies and promoting collaboration with Germany and innovative German organizations. The goal is to present German scientific and research organizations abroad under the banner of the DWIHs.
The German Houses of Research and Innovation and the German Science Center are part of the Internationalization Strategy of the German Federal Government and the Federal Foreign Office’s Research and Academic Relations Initiative. The Federal Foreign Office is implementing this project in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and in close collaboration with the Alliance of German Science Organizations, which includes the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Council of Science and Humanities (WR), German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, German Rectors' Conference (HRK), German Research Foundation (DFG), Helmholtz Association, Leibniz Association, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft - as well as the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).
The houses were created to:
- Promote Germany as a research location
- Provide a forum for international dialogue and scientific exchange
- Provide support and services (advising for international researchers; organizing educational events; facilitating collaboration)
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All innovative German organisations and companies established or planning on establishing themselves in one of these six international locations are encouraged to participate.
Locations of the German Houses of Innovation and Research and the German Science Center:
Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus
German House for Research and Innovation
German Center for Research and Innovation
Centro Alemão de Ciência e Inovação
German Research and Innovation Forum
German Science Center Cairo