„Every Deficit Means Potential for Business…“

Sweden wants to take more of its originative designs to foreign markets. Germany Trade & Invest’s Sweden representative Michał Woźniak and Ralph-Georg Tischer, managing director of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, discuss why Germany is its main focus.

German Start-Up Founding and Financing Levels Have Recovered

The corona downswing is over – that’s the main takeaway from the annual Startup Detector Report based on data from Germany’s commercial registries.

Rocket Factory Wins German Microlauncher Competition

New space start-up Rocket Factory has been awarded joint first place in a two-year, EUR 25 million microlauncher competition held by the German Space Agency (DLR).

Munich Start-Up Aims to Extend Lives of EV Batteries

Up-and-coming Munich company Twaice has developed a software to analyze how much life EV batteries have left in them.

How Germany is Remaking its Maritime Economy

Ports and waterways are a major part of Germany, the logistics hub at the heart of Europe. But Germany’s maritime economy is changing to meet the demands and utilize the possibilities of the digital age.

Munich Start-Up Makes Kit for EV-Retrofitting Trucks and Busses

With political and environmental pressure growing to cut transportation-related CO2 emissions , newcomer Pepper Motion from the Bavarian capital wants to electrify diesel haulage trucks and busses. The start-up says that retrofitting is a crucial aspect of Germany reaching its ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction targets.

German Fintechs Cracked Billion Mark in First Covid Year

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t slow down the growth of fintechs in Germany – and may have even helped it. That’s the result of research carried out by the business magazines Finanz-Szene and Finance Forward using data from the German national government’s official registry.

German Drones Reseed Forests

Woodlands around the world are suffering from the effects of climate change, so reforestation is set to become increasingly important. Berlin start-up Skyseed has developed a system of using drones to seed damaged areas.

EV Share of New Cars in Germany Increases

More and more electric vehicles were among the newly registered cars in Germany in Q1 2022. According to the government motor transport authority KBA, EVs accounted for 44.5 percent of new cars – 18 percent higher than over the same period in 2021.

Circular Economies are a Hot Topic in German Business

Beyond recycling: Germany aims to be an ecological country, but it’s going to need a lot more of the circular economy. Business opportunities abound for innovative companies with solutions for how to reuse everything we produce and need.