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2014

  • Higher Education (Issue 53, August 2014)

    • Higher Education
    • Upcoming Event: Education vs. Training: A Contradiction or Productive Synergy?
    • A Think Tank Promoting Equal Opportunities in Science and Research in Germany – The Center of Excellence Women and Science CEWS
    • Interview with Prof. Dr. Andreas Bertram, President of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
    • Innovation: labfolder – A Digital Notebook that Accelerates Scientific Research
    • Software Campus: Developing the Next Generation of Senior IT Executives
  • Wearable Technology (Issue 52, July 2014)

    • Wearable Technology
    • Metaio's Thermal Touch Turns Any Surface Into a Touch Screen
    • Innovation: OpenGo - World's First Fully Integrated Sensor Insole
    • Rainbow Warriors - A Wearable Tech Fashion Line for Children
    • Design Research Lab Develops Communication and Translation Device for Deaf-Blind Users
    • Interview with Christian Stammel - Founder and CEO of Wearable Technologies AG
  • Green Manufacturing (Issue 51, June 2014)

    • Green Manufacturing
    • Innovation: Volkswagen Chattanooga – World’s First LEED® Platinum Certified Auto Manufacturing Plant
    • prosolve 370e: Smog-eating Façade Installed on Mexico City Hospital
    • Interview with Volkswagen’s Peter Bosch – Heading Towards Sustainable Auto Manufacturing
    • Effizienzfabrik: Innovation Platform for Resource Efficiency Solutions in Industrial Production
    • Harnessing the Power of Carbon in Medical Technology
  • STEM (Issue 50, May 2014)

    • STEM in Germany
    • Innovation: The Max Planck Science Tunnel
    • Interview with Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost – Germany’s Digital Champion for the European Commission
    • BIOTechnikum
    • Science on Stage: Germany’s Best Teaching Ideas for Europe
    • MINTernational – Internationalizing STEM Education and Research
  • Entrepreneurship (Issue 49, April 2014)

    • Entrepreneurship in Germany
    • German Startups Association - The Voice of Start-ups in Germany
    • Innovation: TinkerBots - A Building Set that Makes Creating Toy Robots a Snap
    • Berlin Geekettes Expands to NYC
    • ParStream, Inc. - A German Silicon Valley Accelerator Success Story
    • Interview with Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann - Germany's E-Entrepreneurship Expert
  • Cyber Security (Issue 48, March 2014)

    • Cyber Security
    • Innovation: Blippex - A Search Engine Made by the People, For the People
    • Online Game "Jacob and the Cybermights" Teaches Children about Safe Media Use
    • Interview with Arne Schönbohm, President of the Cyber Security Council Germany
    • Abusix - The Network and Email Abuse Handling Specialist
    • "Appicaptor" - App Security Testing Tool
  • Energy (Issue 47, February 2014)

    • Energy
    • Innovation: Algae-powered Bio Intelligent Quotient House
    • Researching Alternative Energy Solutions: Interview with Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth
    • "Flying Labs" for Climate Research
    • SOLARBRUSH: Robotic Cleaning System for Increased Energy Efficiency
    • SUSMILK: Revolutionizing the Dairy Industry
  • Aging (Issue 46, January 2014)

    • Aging
    • Innovation: Care-O-bot® 3 - Product Vision of a Robotic Home Assistant
    • Navigating Old Age
    • A Smarter Walker That Looks Ahead
    • Interview: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Andreas Kruse - Germany's Aging Expert
    • Upcoming Event: Is Aging Reversible? Can We Reset the Clock?

2013

2012

  • 2012 Review & 2013 Preview (Issue 33, December 2012)

    • Happy Holidays
    • GCRI Foundation
    • GCRI Website Updates
    • 2012 Event Highlights
    • Coming Up in 2013
  • Entrepreneurship (Issue 32, November 2012)

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Accelerating German-American Business: Interview with Oliver Hanisch
    • GAIN TEN – Transatlantic Entrepreneurship Network
    • Optimal Allocation of the Labor Force is a Vibrant Economic Challenge
    • Insights from a German Entrepreneur in New York
    • Innovation: No GPS Signal? The NAVVIS Positioning System Finds the Right Way
  • E-Health: State of the Art Diagnostics and Therapies (Issue 31, October 2012)

    • E-Health: State of the Art Diagnostics and Therapies
    • Innovation: Prick-Free Diabetes Control: Measuring Glucose without Needles
    • Implandata: Telemetric Glaucoma Diagnosis and Therapy
    • Smart Card: Germany's Electronic Health Card
    • Past Event: Health Information Technology: Electronic Medical Records and Beyond
  • Medical Technologies (Issue 30, September 2012)

    • Medical Technologies Made in Germany
    • Innovation: ReinHeart – A Technical Alternative to Heart Transplantation
    • HyperPLUS: A New Sensor System for Long-Term Blood Pressure Monitoring
    • LIFEBRIDGE Provides Portable Life Support
    • Opportunities and Challenges in the German Medical Technology Field: Interview with Dr. Ute Brauer
    • Germany’s Medical Valley: Medical Technology for Tomorrow’s Health Care
  • GCRI Fall 2012 Preview (Issue 29, August 2012)

    • Coming Up: GCRI News & Events
    • Education vs. Training: Reflecting on the Purpose of University Education in the 21st Century
    • Children with Rare Diseases: From Therapeutic Orphans to Pioneers of Personalized Medicine
    • German Science Evening: An Introduction to the Leibniz Association
    • Science for the Benefit of Humankind: Interview with the President of the Leibniz Association, Prof. Dr. Karl Ulrich Mayer
    • Innovation: Gooooal or No Goal? GoalRef Changes the Game
  • Music and the Brain (Issue 28, July 2012)

    • Effects of Music on the Brain
    • Interview: Investigating the Brain with Music – Prof. Stefan Koelsch
    • Heidelberg Model of Music Therapy Provides Long-Term Relief for Tinnitus Patients
    • Playing Music Alters the Processing of Multisensory Stimuli in the Brain
    • Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Dr. Peter Grünberg on the Connection between Music and Physics
    • mp3 – The German Innovation That Revolutionized the Music Industry
  • Stress and the Brain (Issue 27, June 2012)

    • Stress and the Brain
    • Urban Stress Changes Brain
    • Stress: A Brain-Body Connection – Interview with Prof. Dirk Hellhammer
    • The Selfish Brain: Stress and Eating Behavior
    • CR-Neuromodulation: An Innovative Treatment Approach to Tinnitus
    • Event Review: Connectome – Uniting People and Machines to Map the Mind
  • Sustainable Mobility (Issue 26, May 2012)

    • Fueling Mobility in the Air and on the Ground
    • Interview: Joachim Buse, Vice President Aviation Biofuel, Lufthansa
    • Flight Path to Sustainable Aviation Fuels
    • Innovation: Energy Created from Pond Scum: Photo Bioreactor for Algae Production
    • Shifting Gears: The EDAG “EDpowerdrive” Modular Electric Drive System for Commercial Vehicles
    • BMW and Daimler Join Forces to Reinvent the Electric Car
  • Manufacturing (Issue 25, April 2012)

    • Manufacturing Made in Germany
    • Event: Manufacturing, Innovation, and Workforce Training: What Works in Germany and the United States
    • Interview: Prof. Dr. Friedrich Esser, President, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
    • Challenges and Opportunities for the German Innovation System
    • Drivers for Innovation in German Manufacturing
    • Innovation: Digital Factory – Grid Engineering for Manufacturing
  • Research Museums (Issue 24, March 2012)

    • Research Museums - An Interactive Experience
    • Thoughts on the Purpose and Role of Research Museums
    • Innovation: Das Haus - Traveling Exhibition
    • Interview: Prof. Dr. Albrecht Beutelspacher, Director of the Mathematikum
    • The Centre for New Technologies and the Open Research Laboratory in the Deutsches Museum
    • New Ways of Science Communication: Max Planck Science Gallery
  • Universities as Catalysts and Drivers for Regional Development (Issue 23, February 2012)

    • Universities as Catalysts and Drivers for Regional Development
    • Upcoming Event: Universities and Their Impact on the Economy and Society
    • Interview: Ursula Gather, Rector TU Dortmund University
    • RWTH Aachen Campus Model Approach
    • Innovation: Biomimetic Paint Inspired by Shark Skin
    • Berlin: Academic & Science City
  • Vision & The Brain (Issue 22, January 2012)

    • How the Brain Processes Visual Information
    • Interview: Dr. Udo Ernst on How We See the World
    • Visual Illusions: How Our Brains Translate 3D Images
    • New Model Tests Visual Stability in Darkness
    • German Innovation of the Month: EBS NEXT WAVE Therapy to Treat Vision and Speech Impairment Caused by Stroke
    • Event Announcement: Which Way Did It Go?

2011

  • 2011 Review & 2012 Preview (Issue 21, December 2011)

    • Happy Holidays
    • GCRI Website
    • 2011 Event Highlights
    • Coming Up in 2012
  • Wind Energy (Issue 20, November 2011)

    • Wind Energy – Powering Germany’s Future
    • Bavarian Village Produces Energy in Surplus of 221%
    • German Innovation of the Month: BreezeBreaker – Micro Wind Turbines for Private Homes (FuSystems GmbH)
    • From the Industry for the Industry: BZEE Closes Skills Gap in Wind Energy Training
    • Competence Center for Rotor Blade Testing at Fraunhofer IWES
    • Interview: Herrmann Albers, President of the German Wind Energy Association
  • The Aging Brain (Issue 19, October 2011)

    • The Aging Brain
    • Aging: A Lifelong Experience – GCRI Interview with Ursula M. Staudinger
    • Exercise Benefits Cognition in the Aging Brain
    • Brain Food: Curcumin for Optimum Protection of the Aging Brain
    • German Innovation of the Month: Personalized Depression Therapy Approach (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry)
    • Clearing the Brain by Penetrating its Barriers: German Researchers Discover a New Mechanism and Treatment Option for Alzheimer’s
  • Cyber Security (Issue 18, September 2011)

    • Cyber Security - Safety for Today's Information Society
    • The Software-Cluster - A Region of Excellence
    • Interview: Cryptography Expert Prof. Dr. Johannes Buchmann
    • German Innovation of the Month: Self-Learning Network Attack Detection by TRIFENSE
    • Cloud Control Center: Security and Compliance for Cloud Computing
    • Tools for Critical Infrastructure Interruption Management
  • Biotechnology (Issue 17, August 2011)

    • Germany – Land of Biotechnology
    • German Innovation of the Month: Healthy, Lupin-Based Ice Cream (Lupinesse)
    • Event: Better Living Through Science – Biotech, Food and the Future
    • Interview: Prof. Karl-Heinz Kogel on Gluten-Free Grains and Plant Health
    • Plastics Made from Peas
    • Bio-Based Research for a Sustainable Economy (Bioeconomy Science Center)
  • Aerospace (Issue 16, July 2011)

    • Researching Inner and Outer Space
    • Interview: From Physicist to Astronaut: Reinhold Ewald
    • Cleaning Up Space: DLR’s DEOS Mission
    • The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station is Probing some of the Deepest Mysteries of the Universe
    • Cluster of Excellence: Origin and Structure of the Universe
    • German Innovation of the Month: New Plasma Technology for the Treatment of Chronic Wounds and the Removal of Ehec-Bacteria (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)
  • Air Travel (Issue 15, June 2011)

    • For a Greener Stratosphere: Air Travel Made in Germany
    • Pure Skies: Lufthansa to be the First Airline to Use Biofuel on Commercial Flights
    • Interview: Rolf Henke, DLR Executive Board Member
    • Lightweight, Space-Optimized Seating Comfort for Cleaner Air Travel
    • Model Aviation Cluster: University and Industry, Hand-in-Hand in Hamburg
    • German Innovation of the Month: Carplane – A Road-Air Vehicle (Carplane GmbH)
  • E-Mobility (Issue 14, May 2011)

    • E-Mobility – Fahrvergnügen Made in Germany
    • German Innovation of the Month: Brain-Powered Car (AutoNOMOS-Labs)
    • Interview: Ralph Griewing, Head of Electromobility Activities, Siemens Energy
    • From Test Lab to Model City: eMO – Berlin Agency for Electromobility
    • BMW i - A New Approach to Future Mobility
    • Emission-Free Driving – A New Mercedes-Benz Experience
  • Innovation/Entrepreneurship and Universities (Issue 13, April 2011)

    • Universities as Drivers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Interview: From Politics to Academia – Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, former Minister for Innovation, Science, Research, and Technology and new Dean of Leipzig’s Graduate School of Management (HHL)
    • The New Role of Universities in the Twenty-First Century: Universities as Engines of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hubs (AICGS conference)
    • Strong Record of Technology Transfer at German Universities (Centre for European Economic Research)
    • Entrepreneurship Center as an Engine of Innovation at LMU
    • German Innovation of the Month: Multiphoton Tomograph for the Detection of Melanoma and Other Skin Diseases (Jenlab GmbH)
  • Nanotechnology (Issue 12, March 2011)

    • NanoNation Germany
    • Interview: Reliable to the Nanometer – Prof. Dr. Bernd Michel, Head of Department of "Mechanical Reliability and Micro Materials" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) Berlin
    • German Innovation of the Month: Fighting Cancer with Nanoparticles (NanoTherm Therapy, Magforce Nanotechnologies AG)
    • Event: NanoVation New York 2011
    • Nanovation – Smarter Water (Nanoceramic flat filter membrane system, ltN Nanovation)
    • Putting the Lead back into the (i)Pad and Pencil – Carbon Touchscreens
  • Climate Change/Global Health (Issue 11, February 2011)

    • Climate Change – A Threat to Global Health?
    • Interview: Sustainability as a Global Issue – Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Founding and Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam
    • German Innovation of the Month: New Method Facilitates Detection of Pathogenic Legionella Bacteria in Water (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung)
    • Nanoparticles Used as Food Additives Trigger Immune Reactions
    • Event: Tuberculosis – A Neglected Pandemic
    • Coming Up at the GCRI
  • Optical Technologies (Issue 10, January 2011)

    • Optical Technologies for Better Sight and Insight
    • Subretinal Electronic Chips Allow Blind Patients to Read Letters and Identify Words
    • Intraocular Lens Research to Reverse Age-Related Visual Decline
    • Navigating a Technicolor World: What the Fly’s Visual System Tells Us About Visually-Guided Behavior
    • Superresolution Microscopy Allows a Closer Look at Life
    • German Innovation of the Month: Vigilant Eye Camera

2010

  • 2010 Highlights and 2011 Preview (Issue 9, December 2010)

    • Happy Holidays
    • GCRI Visitors and Speakers
    • 2010 Event Highlights
    • Coming Up in 2011
  • Plasma Medicine (Issue 8, November 2010)

    • Plasma Medicine for a Cleaner and Healthier Tomorrow
    • Interview with Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann (Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology)
    • Event: "Plasma Medicine: Scientific Challenges and Technological Opportunities"
    • German Innovation of the Month: Plasma Pen for Cleaning, Decontaminating and Healing Surfaces (kINPen@)
    • Plasma Technology against Germs (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)
    • Research Department "Plasmas with Complex Interactions" at Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Mapping and Understanding the Brain (Issue 7, October 2010)

    • Mapping and Understanding the Brain
    • Interview with German Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Bert Sakmann (Max Planck Florida Institute)
    • Mapping the Brain: Reconstructing the Cerebral Cortex
    • German Innovation of the Month: Anatomical Models of the Human Skull for Preoperative Planning (Phacon GmbH)
  • Renewable Energy (Issue 6, September 2010)

    • Energy for a Sustainable Tomorrow
    • Interview: German Ambassador to the United States Dr. Klaus Scharioth on the Transatlantic Climate Bridge
    • German Innovation of the Month: HyWindBalance – A Hydrogen Storage System for Wind Energy
    • Facing the four Elements: Developing a Transatlantic Approach to Sustainability (DAAD and AvH alumni event announcement)
    • Escape to Life – German Intellectuals in New York
    • Coming Up at the GCRI
  • Smart Energy / Smart Grid (Issue 5, August 2010)

    • Smart Energy for a Brighter Future
    • Interview: "Talking about the Super Grid" with Dr. Gregor Czisch (Transnational Renewables)
    • German Innovation of the Month: Smart Energy Storage Solutions by Heliocentris
    • E-Mobility concept by TUM
    • Event announcement: European Research Council Event (November 20, 2010) – Advance Your Research Career with a European Grant
  • Academic Entrepreneurship (Issue 4, July 2010)

    • Pioneers Wanted: Universities, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
    • Interview on Incubators, Innovation, and Growth – Dr. Dieter Spath (acatech Vice President and head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO)
    • Profile: "From Lab to Prototype" – Professor Rainer Martini (Stevens Institute of Technology)
    • Bridging the Gap: TechBridge Program – Fraunhofer CSE
    • German Innovation of the Month: CELITEMENT (Celitement GmbH, spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Sustainability (Issue 3, June 2010)

    • Learning From Yesterday and Building a Sustainable Tomorrow
    • Interview: Innovation as Key to Sustainability – Dr. Roland Schindler, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems
    • German Innovation of the Month: Cleaning Wastewater with Sunlight (SOWARLA, DLR)
    • Opening of the Energie-Forschungszentrum Niedersachsen
    • From Plastic Waste to Heavy-Duty Construction Material (Reluma)
  • Bilingual Brain (Issue 2, May 2010)

    • Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Do you speak English? Or both?
    • GCRI Science Dinner on the Bilingual Brain
    • Interview: Talking about the Bilingual Brain - Professor Jürgen M. Meisel (Professor emeritus of Romance Linguistics at the University of Hamburg and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Calgary) and Michael Ullman (Georgetown University)
    • Facial Expressions: The Language of Infancy
    • German Innovation of the Month: Peace and Quiet in the Office (SilenceSolutions)
  • About the GCRI (Issue 1, April 2010)

    • Welcome to our First Newsletter
    • GCRI Mission
    • Interview: Directors’ Talk - Dr. Sebastian Fohrbeck (Director North America Office DAAD) and Dr. Marion Müller (Director North America Office DFG)
    • Upcoming Event: "How Effective is the Current Patent System for Global Technological Innovation?"
    • German Innovation of the Month – introduction
    • Essay Contest: "Win a Ticket to Germany"