The DWIH São Paulo supports the exchange of ideas in areas of knowledge that will be critical in the future through events, networking and showcasing the work of German and international scholars. We focus on topics particular to the Brazilian research and innovation landscape, as well as the single, unifying topic chosen by the program committee for all six DWIH's each year.

DWIH focus topic 2024

Artificial Intelligence: Spotlight on People and Society

How can the potential of artificial intelligence be maximized for the benefit of society while minimizing risks as effectively as possible? This question is at the heart of the 2024 focus topic of the German Centres for Research and Innovation (DWIH), explored within their global network.


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DWIH focus topic 2023

The resilient society

Innovations and social responsibility are the two components of a resilient society. Learn more about the DWIH focus topic 2023.


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DWIH Focus Topic 2022

Sustainable Innovations

Sustainable innovations are more relevant than ever for international exchange in the context of global challenges. Find out more about the DWIH focus topic 2022.


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DWIH Focus Topic 2021

Society in transition: impacts of the pandemic

Science and innovation offer significant solutions to the social consequences of the corona crisis. Find out more about the DWIH focus topic 2021.


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DWIH Focus Topic 2020

Cities and Climate

The world’s major cities play an important role for the future of our world's climate. Find out more about the DWIH annual focus topic 2020.


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DWIH Focus Topic 2019

Artificial Intelligence

Digital assistants. Self-driving cars. Fail-proof algorithms. The sci-fi of yesterday is the reality of today, thanks to AI. Learn more about our focus topic for 2019 and the events planned around it.


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DWIH Focus Topic 2018

Working innovatively in a digital world

Digital innovations are fundamentally changing the working world. That’s why in 2018 all five DWIH's worldwide are using the theme “Working Innovatively in a Digital World” to focus and guide their work. We have collected a variety of resources to address key questions about what the digital turn means for work in Germany and to highlight events put on by the DWIH São Paulo about living and working in the digital world.


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Bioeconomics is the key to strategic cooperation between Brazil and Germany, providing integrated solutions for global challenges. Learn how the two countries are aligned and connected to develop innovations that lead to business models and success stories.


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Sustainable urban development

Urban development is one of today’s big challenges and Brazil and Germany are joining forces with a focus on a more adapted, aligned, and sustainable infrastructure. See the plans on behalf of this subject, which occupies the strategic agenda of both countries.


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Democracy and human rights

These days, many movements connected with Democracy and Human Rights are rising up on behalf of a cause, an ideology, a happening, or a need. Besides being topics of special interest to the debate regarding Brazilian political reform, they are also the focus of concern in Germany and Europe. Read, here, about the main issues of Democracy and Human Rights that are being experienced throughout the world, with a focus on Brazil and Germany.


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