Scientific Cooperation with Canada

Canada and Germany have decided to work together to promote economic and technological progress in both
countries. The key areas of cooperation have developed in line with national priorities and global challenges. They include new materials/nanotechnology, photonics and green biotechnology, polar and space research, medicine and health. Furthermore, and against the background of climate change, cooperation in the areas of energy and environmental research is rising in importance.

Professor Prömel and Professor Kruecken sign the MoU while the German Consul General Josef Beck is onlooking

Cooperation between TU Darmstadt and TRIUMF

On November 16, 2016 in Vancouver a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the German Technical University Darmstadt and Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics TRIUMF.

Green Talents award ceremony on Oct 27, 2016

Canadian researcher among one of 25 Green Talents 2016 awarded in Germany

The Green Talents Award held under the patronage of the German Research Minister Prof Johanna Wanka awarded young talented researchers for the eighth time and provided a platform to share their innovative and creative ideas, aiming to answer pressing sustainability and environmental protection questions of our time. A high-ranking jury of experts selected 25 up-and-coming scientists out of more than 755 applications from over 104 countries, including York University Researcher Darnel Harris.

Parliamentary Secretary Stefan Müller visiting the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics

German Parliamentary Secretary visits Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics

Parliamentary Secretary Stefan Müller visited the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics on October 25, 2016 to learn more about the German-Canadian cooperation between two leading research teams in the field of photonics and the international exchange between young scientists and students from Germany and Canada.

Prof. Heinz Voggenreiter from DLR, UBC Vice President Research and international Cooperation Prof. Helen Burt and German Consul General Josef Beck

Launch of DLR@UBC : Materials and Structures for Global Mobility

On September 19, 2016, the University of British Columbia celebrated its first partnership milestone with DLR, the German Aerospace Centre, with the opening of the DLR@UBC office on the University’s Point Grey Campus. The office will provide a physical base for the partnership and enhance the experience of visiting academics and exchange students from DLR, as they participate in joint projects with UBC researchers and industrial collaborators in Western Canada.

Introduction by German Ambassador Werner Wnendt

Unveiling of Co-generation Plant and Signing of Algonquin College/Siemens MOU

Algonquin College President, Cheryl Jensen, and Siemens Canada CEO, Robert Hardt, came together on April 22, 2016, Earth Day, to unveil a new high-efficiency co-generation power plant that will take the College’s Ottawa campus off the grid. German Ambassador Werner Wnendt provided introductory remarks.

Unveiling of the official centre plaque of the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics

Plaque celebrates vibrant uOttawa-Max Planck Centre research partnership

A year after the launch of the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics, the University of Ottawa commemorated its vibrant partnership with the Max Planck Society by unveiling an official centre plaque on April 13, 2016, in the presence of Martin Stratmann, president of the Max Planck Society, and Werner Wnendt, German ambassador to Canada.

German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research

Logo German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research

The new German Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is a base camp for German and Canadian researchers and business representatives who wish to explore North America or the European Union.

Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative

Logo Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative

The Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative is an international partnership between the University of Alberta and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. Researchers from both institutions are collaborating to drive innovation towards cleaner energy production.

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Logo Transatlantic Climate Bridge

The Transatlantic Climate Bridge fosters transatlantic cooperation and partnerships between Germany, Canada, and the US in the climate and energy arena – at the local, the state and the federal level.


Euraxess logo

EURAXESS Germany is a networking tool for internationally mobile researchers and provides information about research in Germany, German research policy, and opportunities for funding and for international collaboration.

Germany - Science and Research

Protective equipment

Science and research play a central role in Germany: more than 50% of its industrial production concentrates on research and development industries.