Montag, 12.10.2020 – German-Australian Science and Innovation Day


Montag, 12.10.2020 – German-Australian Science and Innovation Day

Australia-Germany Research Network (AGRN) Conference 2020:

Connect – Exchange – Cooperate

Via the AGRN 2020 Platform link you will be able to see the recording and also join the created network to connect with other researchers and scientists. AGRN is a joint initiative between our two respective embassies in Berlin and Canberra.

The Science and Innovation Day in its 5th edition has been an ongoing feature of Brisbane German Week as one of the most popular days. 2020 was no different, and though, for the first time we were unable to physically come together at one of the Brisbane-based universities, we were able to showcase the existing impressive scientific collaborations between our two countries.

The conference brought together more than 260 registered German and Australian researchers and stakeholders from universities, research organisations, funding agencies, industry and government to discuss current challenges and opportunities for German-Australian research cooperation.

a personal welcome by the German Ambassador to Australia, HE Dr Thomas Fitschen,





keynotes by Dr Amanda Caples, Lead Scientist of Victoria,





Prof Joybrato Mukherjee, DAAD President and





Catriona Jackson (CEO Universities Australia) and a DVC-R panel (UniSA, MQ, QUT & Swinburne) centered around the effects of the current pandemic on international research collaborations.

Furthermore, four interactive workshops with expert researchers discussing German-Australian cooperation in focus areas such as digitisation in education, smart cities, as well as space research and bioeconomy were offered and well received by the participants. Opportunities for individual or group networking and an information session on study and research programs in Germany concluded the program and are still available via registration now.


Event Details:

Click below to read the summary of previous Science and Innovation Days:

Science and Innovation Day 2016
Science and Innovation Day 2017
Science and Innovation Day 2018
Science and Innovation Day 2019
Science and Innovation Day 2020


Date: 12 October, 2020
Start Time: 2:00 pm
Finish Time: 6:00 pm


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Montag, 12.10.2020 – German-Australian Science and Innovation Day

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