Germans Warm to Social Shopping
Among the German consumer habits that have changed during the coronavirus pandemic is the general attitude to purchasing items on social media.
New Figures Show Massive Rise in VC Investment in German Start-Ups
The amount of venture capital pumped into fledgling German companies in the first three-quarters of 2021 was 70 percent more than all of 2020 – that’s according to figures compiled by the online business magazine Pitchbook.
Germany’s Quantum Future
Faster, more powerful and smarter – that’s what Germany is aiming to become by supporting the development of quantum supercomputers. International quantum hardware and application companies are starting to take notice.
“Companies are thinking about how to reduce supply-chain dependency”
Restricted mobility due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent supply bottlenecks have underscored the advantages of 3D printing – and that’s not the technology’s only benefit. Germany Trade & Invest expert Jerome Hull talks about where the sector is headed and how international companies can profit.
Germany Leads the European EV Market
A new study published by Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and pollsters YouGov – the Electric Car Market & Innovation Report 2021 – confirms Germany’s predominance in the European electric vehicle sector.
Sunny Days Again for German Solar
The solar industry in Germany has emerged from a period of slow growth and is back on track, thanks to the country’s ambitious climate goals and a little help from international companies.
Incentives: Sorting Through the System
Germany offers an extensive system of financial incentives for investors of all shapes and sizes, but a little legwork is required to find the right support program. Germany Trade & Invest’s finance and incentives expert Daniel Stephens considers the best way to do it.
Printing the Future in 3D
3D printing was once just a convenient, if expensive, way to construct prototypes and a niche for gadget lovers. No longer. Thanks to Germany’s technological expertise and its broad industrial landscape, additive manufacturing is now a USD 12.6 billion market with plenty of opportunities for international businesses.
“The Medtech focus is increasingly on digital”
GTAI expert Gabriel Flemming talks about what has changed in the sector since March 2020.
German Fintech Ecosystem Growing
Roughly ten percent of all new start-ups in Germany are fintech companies – that’s one of the key insights from the first-ever FinTech Report by Germany Finance, the joint platform of the country’s financial locations, and online magazine Startbase.
Study: German-American Business Remains Stable Despite Corona
Economic relations between the United States and Germany defied various disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, suffered only a slight 1.4 percent decline in turnover. That’s according to the annual study of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (AmCham Germany).