International Cooperation

Bavaria and the North-American Province of Québec have been working closely together for many years in the areas of science, research and technology. The Bavarian Office for Research Coordination between Bavaria and Québec supports the exchange between the individual scientists and their facilities and cooperates closely, with the economy. It is our objective to jointly achieve a fortified international presence and, furthermore, to procure mutual advantages in international research and innovation competition.

  • The coordination site is continuously attending to the 20 joint research projects.
  • It offers - from project planning to implementation - scientific, administrative and financial support for international projects in research and development.
  • It assumes, by means of targeted network activities, the role of mediator between the different research actors in Bavaria and Québec.
  • It has also recently become a contact point for research cooperations between Bavaria and Alberta. 

More information here.

Canada Special at IFAT 2014

As part of IFAT 2014, the World’s Leading Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste, and Raw Materials Management, a unique forum on Canadian water and energy resources will be held May 7, 2014. A panel of experts from industry, academia, and politics will discuss their perspectives on environmental challenges, technological solutions, and investment opportunities.

Find our more about the programm as well as the Canadian and German experts speaking here.

Book launch with Prof. Alain-G. Gagnon

Prof. Alain-G. Gagnon is presenting a collection of his latest essays on federalism and national diversity in Canada.

You are kindly invited to attend the launch of “Das Zeitalter der Ungewissheiten” on February 25, 2014.

ERA-Can+ launched

The new ERA-Can+ initiative was launched on October 1, 2013, to promote opportunities for Canadian researches to work with European colleagues in Horizon 2020, the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

For further information see or read more here.

New National Research and Innovation Policy in Québec

Innovation Policy (PNRI) was unveiled by the Government of Québec.

Until 2019 financing of .7 billion CAD will be provided to strengthen the province’s key strategic fields of action.

Read more here.

Albertan Support for WKS

Since September 2013 the WKS is supported by a new young Albertan colleague. Zak Biggs will spend a whole year with the team of WKS as part of the Alberta Abroad programme. His main responsibility will be to assist joint activities with partners from his home province.

He is introducing himself here.

Previous Activities


Mrs. Dr. Florence Gauzy


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