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.
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.
With an investment of around 15 million euros, the gardening company Gardenia is expanding its capacity and strengthening its production site in Heuchlingen/Gerstetten.
In their drive to build the cars of the future, Germany’s large automakers are focusing increasingly on the computer programming in their vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hamburg-based B2B start-up vilisto, which produces intelligent radiator thermostats, nabbed the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment this spring.
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.