A Unicorn for Duisburg

US company ThoughtSpot, a leading provider of search- and AI-based analyses for businesses, has established its headquarters for German-speaking Europe in Duisburg’s downtown port district.

Tossable Tableware

A biodegradable alternative to plastic.

Millions for E-Health

Doctolib – a French company that expanded to Berlin in 2016 – has raised €150 million in a second round of funding and is now a unicorn with an estimated value of more than €1 billion.

Streetlights as Charging Stations

Berlin start-up Ubitricity, which was founded in 2008 has come up with a simple, cost-effective way of upgrading existing streetlights into power providers for EVs.

World’s Best Brands

Eleven of the world’s most valuable 100 brand names come from Germany. That’s according to the 2019 rankings by international consultancy firm Interbrand.

Flying High

Leipzig/Halle Airport has signed a memorandum of understanding to cement a long-term strategic partnership with the Volga-Dnepr Group, a Russian airline holding company headquartered in Moscow that bills itself as a world leader in the transport of oversize, unique and heavy air cargo.

Plasma Decontamination

Researchers working in the collaborative project “MoPlasDekon,” sponsored by German Ministry of Education and Research, have come up with a new process for decontaminating people and objects.

Blockchain Energy

Blockchain technology provides interesting use cases for the German energy industry. Several projects are underway, for instance in the northern German city of Hamburg.

VW Unveils New Electric Flagship

Volkswagen has said it aims to become the world’s leading producer of electric vehicles, and the German carmaker is off to a promising start.