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German Canadian Concourse 2013
German Canadian Concourse 2013
held on 15 November 2013

at the premises of

Embassy of Canada
to Germany

in Berlin.
Environment Canada

in Gatineau/Ottawa
(via video conference)

This year's space-related theme addressed companies and institutional organizations engaging in the space sector and individuals interested in developing their connections to the German and Canadian space industries/communities. The conference's focus was on successful German-Canadian joint ventures in space and opportunities for cooperation in the future.

The Conference approached topics such as international space policies, strategic bilateral cooperation, transatlantic business models and technical accomplishments through German-Canadian collaborations on space programmes.
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Conference – Transatlantic Session
The transatlantic character of the conference session, the core eement of the Concourse, was brought out through the simultaneous organization of the conference in Canada and Germany.

Embassy of Canada to Germany

Embassy of Canada
Environment Canada

The main session was hosted at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin; a video conference session at the premises of Environment Canada in Gatineau near Ottawa allowwed Canada-based participants to join in the discussion. Presentations on the conference topic and a panel discussion provided an opportunity to exchange views on space topics under a transatlantic angle.

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ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria
Anwendungszentrum Oberpfaffenhofen
Eurockot Launch Services
Vertex Antennentechnik
Astrium GEO Information Services
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates
Natural Resources Canada
"Space Cooperation across the Atlantic"

Dr. Thomas Weißenberg
Head of Department International Cooperation

DLR – German Aerospace Centre
"Space Solutions for Emerging Markets"

Mr. Andreas Dippelhofer
Project Manager

ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria / Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)
"Attractive Launch Solutions for Future Canadian Small Satellite Missions"

Dr. Christian Steimle
Mission Manager

Eurockot Launch Services
"The World's first HD Video from Space"

Mr. Wade Larson
President & COO

"Ground Station Antennas, Cooperation Canada – Germany"

Mr. Klaus Düspohl
Director Sales/Marketing

Vertex Antennentechnik
"German-Canadian Radar Co-operation Potential"

Mr. Alexander Kaptein
Head of Future Programs

Astrium GEO Information Services (Infoterra GmbH)
Panel discussion: "Space Commercialization: Canadian German Perspectives"

Mr. Daniel Scuka, EJR-Quartz for ESA - European Space Agency

Mr. John Bowers, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA)
Dr. Gordon Deecker, Natural Resources Canada
Mr. Peter Freeborn, Eurockot Launch Services GmbH
Mr. Alexander Kaptein, Astrium Services GEO (Infoterra GmbH)
Dr. Thomas Weißenberg, DLR – German Aerospace Centre
GCC 2013 Program
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GCC 2013 Greetings from the Ambassador
Greetings from the Ambassador
GCC 2013 Greetings from the GCC Chairman
Greetings from the Chairman
Field Trip
In the frame of the field trip, an integral part of the German Canadian Concourse, participants were invited to visit two start-up space comapanies in Berlin Adlershof.

Berlin Space Technologies

Active Space Technologies

The organizers are grateful to the management of Berlin Space Technologies and Active Space Technologies for welconing the GCC at their premises and for giving an insight into their international business relations and sharing their experiences with German-Canadian cooperation in their respective fields.
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Networking – Reception
The conference session of the GCC 2013 was concluded during an evening reception. GCC receptions provide the opportunity for conference participants to socialize and to exchange on topics of relevance for professionals with German-Canadian relations. Networking is a key element of this exchange.

Astrium Berlin Office

The GCC 2013 reception hosted by EADS Astrium at its Berlin offices offered an envrionment to follow up on discussions and to explore possibilities for new Canadian-German cooperation in the space sector.
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The GCC Match-Making Process
Match-Making The German Canadian Concourse is about match-making.

Bringing together German and Canadian thought leaders from topic-matter relevant industries, academic institutions and the public sector during the daylong event creates a unique opportunity to generate transatlantic linkages between participants.

Provided in part by the Transatlantic Symposium format, which uses a live video-link connecting the German and Canadian Concourse Hubs, the GCC also offers a custom match-making service built into the conference itself. As part of this service, participant profiles generated during the registration are used to connect matched parties ad-hoc using video booths to bridge the Atlantic whenever required.

Participants are offered the option to have their personal profiles included into a follow-up on potential transatlantic opportunities.

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