Our Mission

Our Mission

The State of Bavaria Office in Montreal helps Bavarian companies, entrepreneurs, research institutions and cultural institutions to become project partners in Canada.
In addition, the representation provides Canadian companies with information about the Bavarian economy and its many sectors and supports them in their efforts to establish strategic alliances and industrial cooperation with Bavarian colleagues.

The State of Bavaria Montreal Office promotes the cooperation between Bavaria and the Province of Quebec with the aim of fostering exchanges and collaboration at the economic, scientific, technological, political, cultural, education and society levels. Bavaria and Quebec have maintained their cooperation since 1989 and have initiated more than 600 joint projects.  

How we help in Bavaria

Companies & Entrepreneurs

We inform and advise Bavarian companies and tradesmen and women who want to do business in Canada, support them in their efforts to develop this export market and help establish their distribution networks by arranging local contacts in the search for appropriate industrial and commercial partners. In collaboration with the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, we organize economic, scientific and- technological delegation trips to explore the Quebec and Canadian market. Get in touch with us to discuss your project! 

Scientists

Bavarian scientists can benefit from our support to establish and maintain research partnerships with Quebec and Alberta. The Bavarian Office for Research Coordination (Dr. Florence Gauzy) helps scientists and graduate students from higher education institutions in Bavaria and promotes research collaboration – as opposed to individual research – based on reciprocity.  

Cultural Institutions

To support cross-cultural projects, we help cultural institutions in Quebec and Canada to find potential partners or address their requests to the right authorities in Bavaria. Long-term cultural exchange projects are driven and further developed by their respective project partners. The support for cultural cooperation projects is based on the principle of reciprocity, meaning that one Bavarian and one Québec partner must be involved. As an interested cultural institution, you are welcome to present your projectat any time! 

Cultural institutions from Bavaria looking for a partner from Québec should also contact the Délégationgénérale du Québec à Munich.

Students

Within the framework of the Bavaria-Québec cooperation, several student exchange programs and funding opportunities have been established during its existence. Usually, these are managed locally by third party institutions. On this page, you can read more about some of the specific programs offered. 

If you wish to apply for an internship at our office, you can find further information here. 

How we help in Canada 

We inform Canadian companies about the Bavarian economy and its various sectors and support their efforts to develop strategic alliances and industrial cooperation with Bavarian partners. In close collaboration with Invest in Bavaria, we assist potential investors in their settlement in Bavaria. We help to set up a program, organize meetings with local authorities, professional associations and chambers of commerce and establish contact with potential partner companies in Bavaria. 

To get an overview of the Bavarian business, commercial and industrial landscape, Bayern International, an affiliate of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, has developed a database of Bavarian companies in all sectors, called Key to Bavaria. Users can research detailed information on some 20,000 companies, research, technology transfer and network management institutes, as well as technical authorities and other professional organizations. The search languages are German and English. 

Quebec companies, business people, scientists or cultural institutions can use the services offered by the Délégation générale du Québec à Munichfor their projects.