About Us

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is an initiative for the development of European-Canadian research and business relations. It is based in Edmonton, Alberta and is located in the TEC-Edmonton Business Incubator. The Centre provides support for the exchange of information, development of networks, and the establishment and cultivation of collaborative partnerships in academia, business, and industry. The central focus is on enhancing international knowledge and technology transfer, and on raising the profile of Canada and Europe as centres of excellence in innovation and research.


The GCCIR acts as a facilitator, working together with a wide variety of partner initiatives and organizations:

Companies and research organisations can obtain support in the following areas:

• Acquiring market information and details on research capacities

• Establishing contact with partners and scientific organisations

• Establishing collaborative partnerships, bilateral projects and long-term research relationships

• Identifying potential business and/or research partners

• Facilitating intercultural communication

• Organizing symposia and conferences

• Funding opportunities