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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.
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/
To learn more about GCRI’s activities and to view the Annual Report, click here (http://www.germaninnovation.org/