Issue 57, December 2014
bulletHappy Holidays!
bulletGCRI Website
bullet2014 Event Highlights
bulletComing Up in 2015
Happy Holidays! 

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) team wishes all of our E-NNOVATION GERMANY readers happy holidays and a healthy and successful new year!

With this newsletter, we would like to take the opportunity to express our appreciation for your interest in our work and our events. Since our opening in 2010, we have been able to enhance the visibility of the German research and innovation landscapes, leading to new collaborative projects and investments in German technology. Many of these partnerships were initiated during events organized by GCRI and our partners. We invite you to visit our website,, for event videos, podcasts, summaries and updates as well as job postings, news, and funding opportunities. For additional up-to-date information, or to engage in our online conversation, join us on Twitter @GCRI_NY.

Happy Holidays!
Joann, Jennifer, Katharina, and Birgit


Since the launch of the GCRI website in 2011, we have added new features to showcase Germany as a land of ideas and a destination for research, work, study, and business. Germany is one of the most popular destinations in the world for international students and researchers, and offers a wealth of funding for such pursuits. The GCRI website provides an in-depth overview of funding organizations, databases, and programs. Under Funding & Resources, we have organized funding programs into five different categories: Undergraduates, Graduates & Doctoral Students, Postdocs, Faculty & Researchers, and Business & Industry. Our Entrepreneurship Funding page outlines resources at the federal and state levels, representing Germany, a land of know-how and innovation, as a strong economic hub in the global market. Interested in pursuing a Doctorate in Germany? Visit Ph.D. in Germany for more information on individual vs. structured doctoral programs, requirements, and financing opportunities. 

Our Videos page features video recordings of our past events, such as The Global Energy Challenge: Germany's "Energiewende" and Beyond with Prof. Dr. Ferdi Sch�th or Bridging the Innovation Gap Between Academia and Industry with Dr. J�rn Erselius. For those who prefer to listen to past GCRI discussions and presentations, we also offer a Podcasts page, which allows you to download the recording or listen to it right away. Visit our Newsletters page which contains all of our past E-NNOVATION GERMANY issues. On the Interviews page, we present E-NNOVATION GERMANY interviews with Germany's leading experts.



GCRI hosted 31 events in 2014. To view a comprehensive list of all the events and speakers as well as our Photo Gallery and event Videos, visit the Past Events section of the GCRI website. Some of the 2014 highlights included: 


  • 2/10: Is Aging Reversible? Can We Reset the Clock?
  • 3/18: Bridging the Innovation Gap Between Academia and Industry
  • 3/31: The Global Energy Challenge: Germany's "Energiewende" and Beyond
  • 6/17: Skills Training for a Modern Manufacturing Workforce: Does the German Model Have Lessons for the United States?
  • 7/24: The Road Ahead for Cyber Security - Challenges and Opportunities
  • 8/14: Investigating Telomeres: Using High-Performance Microscopy for Understanding Cancer
  • 9/3: Education vs. Training: A Contradiction or Productive Synergy?
  • 10/15: Globalizing Research: How Strategic are U.S. and German Universities' Internationalization 'Strategies'?
  • 10/22: Healthcare Delivery to Developing Countries Using Mobile Technology
  • 11/3: Urban Health and City Planning
  • 12/9: Smart Cities


Image: � Nathalie Schueller 




The topic of the 2015 German Science Year is Zukunftsstadt ("The City of the Future"). Based on this topic, future newsletter themes will include innovations in transportation, renewable energy, and the future of communication technology. Stay tuned for exciting upcoming events, including a panel discussion on Cognitive Plasticity in Adulthood. This January 28, 2015 event will feature speakers Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger, Director of the Center for Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and Dr. Ursula Staudinger, Director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Psychology at Columbia University.

In 2015, we will continue to cover a variety of topics, including:
  • Aging
  • Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
  • Ethics in Science
  • E-Health
  • Sports-Related Head Injuries & Their Effect on Memory
  • Cyber Security
  • Workforce Development
From February 20 to February 22, 2015, the GCRI team will participate in the European Career Fair at MIT. If you are also in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, February 21, please make sure to stop by our booth to say hello!

As always, we invite you to visit the Events section on for event information and updates - or send an e-mail to [email protected] to be added to our listserv. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015!

Image: � Nathalie Schueller 


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