Science and innovation underpin the economies of both Germany and the UK. Encouraging work between the two countries therefore produces benefits for both.

To promote international collaboration in science and innovation, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), over 110 officers in over 40 countries.

The SIN Germany team is based in Berlin and Munich. We support UK science and innovation policy objectives through exchange with German counterparts and by reporting on the German science and innovation landscape.

In particular, we support fostering S&I bilateral collaboration in areas of mutual interest, with a particular emphasis on new technologies and technology translation. Promoting UK science excellence and policies across Germany and informing about latest developments impacting S&I such as the UK’s Innovation Strategy as well as aspects of the future UK-EU relationship are also key objectives.

Our work includes stakeholder visits to Germany and the UK and events such as the annual Queen’s Lecture at Technical University Berlin. For an overview of the German science and innovation landscape and UK collaboration with Germany, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot here.


SIN Germany works across a wide range of topics, agreeing priorities for the year and running small projects (e.g. roundtable and panel discussions, thematic debates and workshops, high level visits) to bring together UK and German policy maker and researchers within areas of mutual interest. Together with our colleagues in Austria and Switzerland we form the SIN DACH region with the overall aim on joining forces to stimulate collaboration in the entire region.

Our work focusses around six priorities:

  • UK-German bilateral S&I partnership
  • global health (incl. engineering biology, AMR, pandemic preparedness)
  • climate and the environment (incl. hydrogen, biodiversity, net zero, health & climate)
  • critical and emerging technologies (incl. AI, quantum, space)
  • research culture (incl. research security)

Beyond the thematic areas SIN DACH promotes latest developments impacting Science and Innovation such as the UK Innovation Strategy, UK’s upcoming International Science and Tech Strategy, UK’s R&D roadmap, and aspects of the future UK-EU relationship.

For more information about past projects run by officers from around the Network in Europe, Russia, Turkey and Israel, see the Science & Innovation Network Europe blog

Contact us

Science & Innovation Network (SIN) team
British Embassy Berlin
Wilhelmstrasse 70
10117 Berlin

Dr. Olaf Kranz, Head of SIN Germany, Switzerland & Austria (Berlin)

Dr. Daniela Reimer, Deputy Head of SIN Germany (Munich) - maternity leave

Dr. Liam Harris, Science and Innovation Officer (Dusseldorf)

Kate Robinson, Science and Innovation Officer (Berlin)

Heike Hammelehle, Project Management (Berlin)

SIN Regional Director for Europe, Russia, Turkey and Israel is also based in Berlin:


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