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.

33rd Atlantik-Brücke conference from 28th to 29th January 2018 in Munich

The conference welcomed delegates from Canada and Germany to discuss topics including German-Canadian collaboration in science and innovation, trade, security and defence as well as immigration. The conference also included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Research Council of Canada and the Bavarian Research Alliance to foster scientific cooperation between Canada and Bavaria.
Read more here and here.

Photo courtesy of Atlantik-Brücke

Munich Aerospace Summer Summit 2017 a success

The Munich Aerospace Summer Summit 2017 was held in Taufkirchen, Bavaria, from 26 June to 28 June. This year's theme was "Green Aerospace". For the second time, PhD candidates from across the 7 RLS regions participated.

Read more about the Summer Summit here, or review the programme here.

CARE-CAMPUS Project Meeting in Oxford

Within the framework of the EIT Health Campus, a two-day project meeting was held from 13 to 14 March, 2017 at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing with the participation of BayFOR/WKS. As a greater share of our society ages, the need to care for elderly people grows increasingly, while the number of professionally trained nurses continues to decline. With the theme "Caregiving and Ageing Reimagined for Europe", the CARE CAMPUS project aims to improve training for new care personnel, including training for instances where family members are filling the caretaking role. 

More information about the project can be found here.

New EU-Canada initiative to encourage scientific cooperation

Canada and the EU have concluded a new agreement to facilitate the participation of Canadian researchers in European Research Council (ERC) teams in Europe. The agreement was signed in Brussels on 27th October, 2016 by Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas and President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Dr. Ted Hewitt.

Read more here.

RLS-Sciences at the 8th RLS Conference

The 8th RLS Conference was held in Munich from 14 to 15 July, 2016. The theme of the conference was ''Innovation and Digitalisation''. Surrounding and embedded within the conference were RLS-Sciences events from all four research themes: Digitalisation, Aerospace, Small Satellites, and Energy.

(Photo courtesy of the Bavarian State Chancellery)

RLS-Sciences Activities for the 8th RLS Conference

  • 12 July: RLS-Energy Network Panel at iSEneC 2016
  • 13 July: Expert Dialogue on Digitization
  • 14 July: Campus Aerospace Tour and Brainstorming
  • 14 July: RLS-Small Satellites Presentation to the RLS Heads of Government
  • 15 July: RLS-Sciences Presentations at the 8th RLS Conference
  • 15 July: RLS-Small Satellites Kick-Off Meeting

Read more about these activities here or visit the RLS-Sciences website here.

Previous Activities


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