Innovation, Science & Technology
Science and research in Germany are characterized by a distinguished infrastructure, a wide variety of disciplines, well-equipped research facilities and competent staff.
Research Organizations in Germany
This tool offers an overview of research organizations in Germany. Find research organizations, maps of German research institutions, or search for research institutes across the country courtesy of this helpful tool at the Land of Ideas' Research in Germany site.
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Ten Innovative Ideas
Horizon 2020: The EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
Horizon 2020 reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.
German-US Scientific Cooperation
Bilateral Cooperation with the United States
The United States is Germany's most important scientific and technological cooperation partner. A large number of joint initiatives are carried out in all fields of science and research.
Cooperation with the United States
Networks of German Scientists in North America
GAIN and GSO are the biggest networks of German scholars and scientists in North America. They were created to improve the flow of information on current career opportunities in Germany. GAIN collaborates mostly with German universities and research institutions, while GSO focusses on the private business sector.
GAIN is a joint initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG), as well as a number of associated members, including the German Rectors' Conference, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the Leibniz Association and the Max Planck Society.
GSO is a non-profit-organization, mainly funded by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation.