• Workshop: New Business Opportunities in Bioeconomy
  • A study shows that Zika virus bind to cellular proteins that are required for neural development
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM) expands cooperation in Brazil during anniversary year
  • Fraunhofer Institute and IPEN present technology for Water treatment at São Paulo
  • The Brazilian PhD Student at WWU Rafael Leite Dantas wins the Avrion-Mitchison-Preis

About Us

The German Centre for Research and Innovation - São Paulo (DWIH São Paulo) was created in 2009 by the German Federal Foreign Office (AA), in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the internationalization policy of the two ministries. The goal is to increase the visibility in Brazil of Germany as a scientific and technological center and foster synergy and exchange between German and Brazilian scientific institutions - particularly in São Paulo, the largest center of  German industry outside Germany.

Both Germany and Brazil consider science and innovation to be key areas  for ensuring  economic, social and sustainable environmental development. For over 40 years, the two countries have promoted  comprehensive and fruitful scientific cooperation. With the opening of DWIH São Paulo, Germany took an important step towards strengthening ties with its Brazilian partners.

Research and Innovation

Science and innovation in Germany are characterized by a multi-faceted infrastructure, which covers a wide range of subjects , well-equipped research facilities and excellent researchers. In Germany there are different centers for the development of innovative projects, such as universities, research institutes, universities of applied sciences, businesses and federal agencies.

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DWIH worldwide

As in Brazil, there are German Centres for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in the United States, India, Japan and Russia. They are an initiative of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AA), in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), to internationalize German science and develop solutions to global challenges of the twenty-first century.