Research & Innovation


Germany is the No. 1 location for research in Europe. German innovations have changed the world. Research-intensive products and services contribute 45 percent to the creation of value in Germany, more than in any other industrialized country.

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Germany as a research location© Colourbox.de

German-US Scientific Cooperation



Networks of German Scientists in North America

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GAIN and GSO Logos© GAIN / GSO

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.



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The GCRI New York was established as one of five German Houses of Science and Innovation worldwide. GCRI’s mission is to strengthen transatlantic collaboration in science and technology to help solve the global challenges of the 21st century.


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