Industry Reboot

The death of the coal industry dealt Saarland a hammer blow. But then the region around the city of Saarbrücken remembered its strengths – its proximity to France and its broad research landscape in computer science.

Renewables Take Charge

The first quarter of 2020 was a historic one for renewable electricity in Germany. According to the Federal Statistical Office, renewables produced 72.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity or more than half – 51.2 percent – of total feed-in during the three-month period.

Top Investments 2019 in Baden-Württemberg

With an investment of around 15 million euros, the gardening company Gardenia is expanding its capacity and strengthening its production site in Heuchlingen/Gerstetten.

Automotive Systems Software

In their drive to build the cars of the future, Germany’s large automakers are focusing increasingly on the computer programming in their vehicles.

Germany’s Energy Security

Reliable energy supplies are a sine qua non for doing business, so there were smiles in Germany when the country came out top in the 2020 Global Energy Security Index of scholar platform MDPI.

Connecting Carers

Champagne corks are popping at Berlin start-up Medwing as the fledgling medtech company took in EUR 28 million in series B funding. The investors were led by Cathay Capital from San Francisco – it’s the first time Cathay has invested in a German company. Also involved are the VCs Northzone, Cherry Ventures and Atlantic Labs.

A Certain Musical Genius

German music technology is used by major international artists and respected around the world. Even so, many music tech start-ups with clever and cutting-edge products are suffering from a general lack of investment.

FDI in Germany: Facts and Figures for 2019

How many foreign companies have set up their business in Germany last year? Which countries are in the Top 3? GTAI’s annual FDI report for Germany is out. Check out our video for a brief summary.

Smart Thermostats

The Hamburg-based B2B start-up vilisto, which produces intelligent radiator thermostats, nabbed the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment this spring.

Medtech Throws City of Halberstadt a Lifeline

The future looked bleak for Halberstadt in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt – a city dependent on a dying industry. Then it became one of eastern Germany’s “model cities for reconstruction” and developed into a hub for medical technology.