The GCCIR is a bilateral initiative for the development of German-Canadian research and business relations. Based on a belief in the pivotal importance of science and research for fostering innovative German and Canadian business development, the Centre actively serves the business side as well as the academic side.

The GCCIR provides support for the exchange of information, development of networks, and the establishment and cultivation of collaborative partnerships in the sciences, particularly in application-specific technological, natural, and life sciences.

The GCCIR sees its role as an intermediary for the interests and expectations of both countries.



Innovative Networks

German-Canadian relations have gained a new partner and promoter. GCCIR offers a platform that will help experts from academia, business and industry in both countries to establish contacts and develop partnerships.

As an intermediary for the exchange of ideas and knowledge, a coordinator for projects, and a partner for market entry, the GCCIR promotes and supports the development of innovative networks. All of its activities have a trans-disciplinary and international orientation. The GCCIR thus brings a new dimension to the transatlantic world of science and innovation. On the one hand, it strengthens German-Canadian partnerships in the search for new products and services, while on the other hand, supporting efforts to find scientific and business solutions for some of the biggest global questions of our time.

The Federal Government of Germany welcomes this new initiative and sees promising opportunities to increase the scope and intensity of relations between Germany and Canada.

Dr. Georg Witschel, former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada