Business Incorporation Goes Digital

Setting up shop in Germany has never been easier thanks to recent technological improvements. Germany Trade & Invest expert Christina Schön walks us through the new possibilities.

One to Watch: Reetu Kainulainen, CEO and Co-Founder of Ultimate

Reetu Kainulainen laid the foundation for the virtual agent platform Ultimate at a hackathon in Helsinki in 2016.

Half of 2022 German Generated Electricity from Renewable Sources

Germany’s renowned Fraunhofer ISE Research Institute says that renewables accounted for 49.6 percent of the publicly generated electricity in the country (491.51 terawatt hours) last year. Fossil fuels made up 43.8 percent and nuclear energy 6.7 percent.

German Games Industry Expects Big Things in 2023

The German Games Industry Association (game) says companies in the sector are feeling very good about the year ahead. In its most recent survey of the industry, 64 percent of firms interviewed rated their prospects as either positive or very positive, and 52 percent said they were planning to take on more staff.

German Scientists Allow Deaf Children to Hear Light

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences and the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience in Göttingen have come up with a treatment for synaptic deafness in very young, hearing-impaired children.

Number of FDI in Germany Likely Rose in 2022

Despite rising energy costs and other global disruptions resulting from Russia’s war against Ukraine, more international companies expanded to Germany in 2022 than the previous year. That’s according to Robert Hermann, the CEO of Germany Trade & Invest, Germany international business promotion agency.

Unleash Future Boats

Autonomous cars have been a hot-button topic for years. But can the technology be brought to the oceans and rivers of the world? A team of entrepreneurs and engineers with experience in the German car industry is hoping their self-driving ship will come in.

“We’re redrawing the economic map in Germany”

For years, economic development in eastern Germany has lagged behind the rest of the country, but a series of massive business expansion projects is turning the tide. The national government’s commissioner for eastern Germany, Carsten Schneider, discusses the growing momentum in those regions.

Top Investments 2022 in North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany’s No. 1 investment location. Around 22,000 foreign companies have already invested here and control their German or European activities from North Rhine-Westphalia. The state maintains a consistently high level of foreign direct investments – a few highlights to be named here.