Welcome to the Canadian-German Eureka Co-Chair!

From 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025, Canada and Germany will co-chair Eureka. For the first time since its foundation in 1985, two countries will jointly lead the world’s largest network for technological innovation.

Based on its European roots, Eureka has developed into a global cooperation platform for technology development and its application. The Canadian-German Co-Chair aims to further intensify the global cooperation between valued partners and to contribute to social and economic competitiveness and security.

The Canadian-German Eureka Co-Chair is jointly implemented by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

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Circular value




Eureka as an international innovation think tank and policy incubator

  • Creating space for exchange on tangible innovation policy
  • Multi-stakeholder and design thinking approach
  • Pilot on circular value creation

Increasing synergies with European and international innovation ecosystems

  • Strategic growth and positioning of Eureka
  • Engaging with the European Commission: Joint Action Plan and next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP10)
  • Eureka clusters and multi-annual plan

Ensuring a sustainable strategy and governance of the Eureka network

  • New Eureka long-term strategy
  • Strategic continuity using the “Troika”
  • Support the further development of the Eureka secretariat

Chair events

Upcoming events

First network meetings

FROM 03 December 2024 TO 05 December 2024

Second network meetings

FROM 05 March 2025 TO 07 March 2025

Global Innovation Summit 2025 @ Hannover Messe

FROM 01 April 2025 TO 02 April 2025

Third network meetings

FROM 11 June 2025 TO 13 June 2025

Past events

  • Eureka ambassador breakfast: Information and networking session on the Canadian-German Co-Chair 2024/25, 13 March 2024, Ottawa
  • Panel “Circular Economy and Sustainable Manufacturing” at Global Innovation Summit, 14 June 2024, Istanbul
  • Co-Chair @ 6G Conference/ 21 years of CELTIC-NEXT, 1-4 July 2024, Berlin

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Circular value creation

#vision #circularvaluecreation

Our image of the circular economy will change. We will look at sub-processes and analyse the interfaces through which they are connected to other sub-processes. Digital tools will be used to control material and component flows so that the right material is in the right place at the right time.

With the focus topic “Circular value creation”, the broad experience and expertise of the Eureka network will be used to further develop the vision of holistic circular value creation. The research questions required to make this vision a reality will be identified and answered.

Further information

Meet our Chair team

Chair persons

Rudolf Haggenmüller

Eureka President

David Lisk

Eureka Vice President

Antonio Schmandke

Eureka Vice President

Barbara Betz

NPC Chair

Sonia Nour

NPC Co-Chair

High level representatives

Melanie Rüther

HLR | Deputy Director BMBF

Mitch Davies

HLR | President NRC

Melanie Cullins

Deputy HLR | NRC

Sandra Gundlach

Deputy HLR | BMBF

National project coordinators

Eric Holdrinet

NPC Eureka & Eurostars | NRC

Stefanie Bartels-Schmies

NPC Eurostars | DLR

Michaela Holz

NPC Eureka | DLR

Chair team lead

Alexandra Pohl

Head of Chair Team | DLR

Ryan Hordy

Head of Chair Team | NRC

Michelle Lazaratos

Policy Advisor | NRC

The implementation of the Canadian-German Eureka Co-Chair is supported by the Eureka office of the BMBF at the DLR Project Management Agency.

Contact our Chair team

Contact the Co-Chair

Alexandra Pohl


Ryan Hordy