World map showing the locations of all German Houses of Research and Innovation.

The GCRI New York was opened on February 19, 2010. It was established as one of five German Houses of Research and Innovation (DWIHs) worldwide and is part of the German government’s Strategy for the Internationalization of Science and Research.


The German Centers for Research and Innovation (DWIH) represent German science, research and innovation. They increase the visibility of German innovation leaders, impart knowledge, and advise and connect actors from Germany and the host countries.

Information, advertising and marketing

The DWIH provide information about the German science, research and innovation landscape and advertise Germany as a land of research, including the opportunities it provides for funding and cooperation. To this end, the DWIH use a wide range of event formats and targeted public relations work. These focus on collaboration with scientists and their research institutions, support for cooperative ventures in the area of basic and applied research, and funding of innovation in all areas of science.

Exchange and networks

The DWIH regard themselves as forums for exchange, bringing together German and international representatives of science and research-based companies. Networking between actors from Germany and the respective host country is facilitated, for example through lecture series, summer schools, pitch and matchmaking events, and joint training courses.

Service and advice

By providing advice and other services, the DWIH support concrete collaboration projects and bring scientists from Germany and the host countries together. As one-stop shops, the DWIH offer comprehensive advice to young and top-class researchers alike, as well as to research-based companies. The actors can also take part in and help shape events.

Under the leadership of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the GCRI receives its funding through the German Federal Foreign Office’s Research and Academic Relations Initiative. Additional designated partners are the alliance of German science organizations and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce.