Issue 69, December 2015
bullet Happy Holidays!
bullet GCRI Website
bullet 2015 Event Highlights
bullet Coming Up in 2016
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. 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, Julia, and Bosse

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. 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 Stress and the City with Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg and Transatlantic Perspectives on Social Innovation with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt. For those who prefer to listen to past GCRI discussions and presentations, our Podcasts page allows you to download recordings and listen to them 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 a variety of panel discussions, symposia, and workshops in 2015. 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 2015 highlights included: 

  • 1/28: Cognitive Plasticity in Adulthood
  • 3/23: EU - USA Research Collaboration and Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020, The European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
  • 4/15: The Role of Higher Education in the Future of Workforce Development
  • 5/21: Cyber Security and Ethics
  • 6/16: Seeing the Art in Science
  • 9/28-30: Sustainable Ocean Development Conference
  • 10/6: Transatlantic Perspectives on Social Innovation
  • 10/29: 2015 Arnhold Symposium on Education for Sustainable Peace
  • 11/2: Stress and the City
  • 11/4: Opportunities and Risks in E-Health
  • 11/5: The German Research Landscape: Funding Opportunities & Non-Academic Careers
  • 11/12: FOCUS: Smart Grid 2015
Image: © Nathalie Schueller 


Stay tuned for exciting upcoming events, including a panel discussion on Rethinking Trauma as a Global Challenge. This February 17, 2016 panel discussion will feature speakers from the USCF School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada, and Ulm University in Germany.

In 2016, our areas of focus will be:
  • Big Data
  • Smart Sustainable Cities
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/Artificial Intelligence
Additional event topics will include:
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • E-Health
  • Cyber Security
  • Nanotechnology
From February 6-8, 2016, the GCRI team will participate in the European Career Fair at MIT. If you are planning to be in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, February 6, please make sure to stop by our booth to say hello!

As always, we invite you to visit our 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 2016!

Image: © Nathalie Schueller