The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is an initiative for the development of European-Canadian research and business relations. It is based in Edmonton, Alberta and is located in the TEC-Edmonton Business Incubator. The Centre provides support for the exchange of information, development of networks, and the establishment and cultivation of collaborative partnerships in academia, business, and industry. The central focus is on enhancing international knowledge and technology transfer, and on raising the profile of Canada and Europe as centres of excellence in innovation and research. In addition to multiple academic partnerships, the GCCIR works with the Albertan Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to operate the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund, aimed at facilitating and supporting joint, innovative technology development projects between Albertan and European SMEs.
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