Learn about the match-making elements of the German Canadian Concourse which support you in identifying partners for your transatlantic endeavors and in expanding your professional network.
The Ascent of Autonomous Flying is the topic of this year's edition of the German Canadian Concourse – an innovative technology, growing in economic importance, and a complex topic from a legal and political perspective. The term autonomous flying is a broad term which refers to flying an aerial vehicle with little to no intervention of a pilot or operator. A popular example (with various degrees of autonomy) is a drone, the colloquial term for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
The primary focus of this year's GCC will be on drones, their applications and the infrastructure into which UAVs are imbedded. While we are aiming to capture the full scope of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), we invite speakers and attendees to place the topic in a broader perspective. The introduction of unmanned vehicles in the air requires e.g. advances in technology, challenges the status quo in airspace management and operations, and raises social and environmental questions.
The GCC 2017 will investigate Germany's and Canada's approaches to further the development of an unmanned aerial infrastructure. We will compare regulatory initiatives paving the way to introduce autonomous commercial services in airspace and we will look into economic opportunities for business applications related to drones, along the following pillars:
Technology cooperation – Existing industrial and research collaboration and areas for expansion
Commercialization and entrepreneurial eco-systems – Business models and economic opportunity for growth in new and related business eco-systems
Airspace models – Approaches to introduce an unmanned aerial infrastructure
Regulatory aspects and security – Comparison of German and Canadian legislation and lawmaking initiatives
Social and environmental impact – Social acceptance and benefit
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.
Be a part of the match-making – use the virtual chatrooms ...
An Innovative Platform for Transatlantic Cooperation
The German Canadian Concourse has a track record of bringing together thought leaders and decision-makers on up-to-date innovative topics with a relevance to Canada and Germany.
The GCC is a conference series in the spirit of the recent declaration by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Canada's National Research Council (NRC) on strengthening German-Canadian cooperation on innovative projects. The GCC is an established format to foster the process of connecting Canadian and German initiatives. With German-Canadian exchange expected to be boosted by newly-signed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the GCC aims to expand its platform for showcasing successful examples of German-Canadian cooperation and for launching further collaboration between the two countries.
The Canadian Confederation celebrates in 2017 its 150th
anniversary. The GCC 2017 is proud to be part of the official
festivities organized by the Canadian Federal Government and the
Embassy of Germany to Canada on the occasion of this special