„Stability, Geography, Education Make Germany So Attractive“
Interview with Frank Sportolari, President of the AmChamGermany
The Brexit Effect
Increasing numbers of British companies are setting up new bases in Germany in order to maintain an all-important foothold in the European Union. There has been a surge in the number of companies wishing to extend trademarks and patents into the trade bloc.
Germany Stays Top of “Nation Brand” Ranking
Germany leads the pack in the 2020 Anhalt Ipsos Nation Brands Index (NBI). It’s the fourth straight year and the sixth time overall that Germany topped the annual ranking of fifty countries by the French market research group.
Germany Sets Yearly Solar Power Record
German energy provider Eon says that since the beginning of the year solar energy facilities have fed some 43 billion kilowatt hours of electricity into the national grid. That’s already around one billion kilowatt hours more than in all of 2019 and enough to cover the electricity needs of all private households in Germany twofold.
US Companies Impressed with German Corona Response
Germany’s reaction to the coronavirus pandemic has bolstered the country’s standing among its American economic partners. In the 2020 edition of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany’s annual list of the top 50 US companies in Germany, US businesspeople give the country a grade of 1.8 as a business location. That’s higher than last year.
Medtecs Head List of German Start-Up Financing Winners
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, some companies managed to buck the trend and reel in some serious capital. Not surprisingly, they were led by medtechs, including the two firms widely known for working on Covid-19 vaccines.
Public German Insurers Accept Apps
October 6, 2020 will go down a watershed in the German healthcare system, as for the first time public insurers approved reimbursement to patients for apps prescribed by their doctors.
“Corona Winners” in Germany (VIDEO)
Some six months into the corona pandemic, the value of resilience is growing ever clearer. In our new video, we look at sectors of German business that represent opportunities amid this most disruptive crisis. Whether its telemedicine, fintech or pharmaceuticals, some clever entrepreneurs are turning the social change wrought by Covid-19 to their advantage.
Opportunity from Crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has created new arenas and chances for investors interested in German businesses. The openings are particularly apparent in robotics, 3D printing, data protection and e-learning.
Covid Crisis Has Accelerated Progress
Thomas Jarzombek, the Ministry for Economic Affairs’ commissioner for the digital industry and start-ups, says that despite the severe downturn resulting from the corona pandemic, many start-ups have rallied. Furthermore, some new businesses are directly profiting from the new realities created by the crisis demands.
Medtech: Covering an Exploding Market
Germany’s market for medical technology – worth EUR 38 billion in 2019 – was already one of the largest in the world before the coronavirus. But the arrival of Covid-19 brought exponential growth in demand for German medical solutions.
German Pharma Shifts Gear
In the global race to deal with Covid-19, Germany’s extensive network of pharmaceutical companies are involved in major international collaborations and are benefiting from generous government support. German pharma is driving digitalization forward.
Doctors on Call
Telemedicine in Germany has made the leap from maybe-someday to must-have, and the sector continues to evolve at “corona crisis speed.”
Fintech’s Role in Germany’s Recovery
The coronavirus has had a major impact on all aspects of the German economy, but for the fintech sector in particular, the challenges created by the pandemic are quickly turning into opportunities.