The initiative to establish German Houses of Science and Innovation (DWIH) in strategic partner countries was jointly started by the German Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany. The German Houses of Science and Innovation are part of the Science and Internationalization policies of the two ministries.
Germany, as an excellent and highly competitive partner for science and innovation, shall be presented by the collaborative appearance of the German Science and Research Institutions under one roof. There are five houses throughout the world, located in Tokyo, New Delhi, Moscow, New York and São Paulo. The houses should increase the visibility of the German science landscape abroad and create synergies between the German research organizations and intensify the exchange between German and foreign scientific institutions around the world.
The German House of Science and Innovation in São Paulo celebrated its kick-off in March 2009 in the presence of the Federal Minster of Research and Education, Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan. The foundation of the German House of Science and Innovation was coordinated by the German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in São Paulo (AHK São Paulo) and the German Academic Exchange Service in Brazil (DAAD). Being close to the AHK São Paulo facilitates contact between both Brazilian and German research institutions and companies and helps to open up Brazil's and especially São Paulo's - as the biggest German business location outside of Germany - potential for innovation.
The German House of Science an Innovation in São Paulo with its eight institutional offices and a conference room was inaugurated by the Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on the 14th of February 2012.
German House for Research and Innovation (GHRI)
Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovations Haus (DWIH)
2 Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
110 021 New Delhi, India
Tel.: +91 (11) 4168 0490-4900
Fax: +91 (11) 4168-0494
German Center for Research and Innovation New York
Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel.: +1 212.339.8606
Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus São Paulo (DWIH)
Centro Alemão de Ciência e Inovação São Paulo
Rua Verbo Divino 1488 - Térreo
04719-904 São Paulo - SP
Tel.: +55 (11) 5189 8301
Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus Tokyo (DWIH)
c/o German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
Sanbancho KS Bldg. 5F, 2-4 Sanbancho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 102-0075, Japan
Tel.: +81 (0)3 5276 8820
Fax: +81 (0)3 5276 8733