Germany as a “Sustainable Finance” Location

The State Secretaries’ Committee for Sustainable Development has approved fresh efforts to help make Germany a leading location for “sustainable finance”, which the federal government understands as financial market players taking sustainability into account in their decision-making.

Raisin Raised EUR 100 Million

Berlin’s dynamic fintech ecosystem is attracting more and more investment.

New Fund for Fraunhofer Spin-Offs

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will jointly launch a EUR 60 million fund to help spin-offs commercialize the intellectual property generated at the 72 Fraunhofer institutes spread across Germany.

Smart Dog Collar

A Bielefeld-based startup developed a sensor-equipped dog collar that communicates with a smartphone app.

Recognition Technology

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH has been developing recognition-technology and lidar (short for “light detection and ranging”) systems for two decades.

World’s First Trading Place for Bitcoin

In what is being hailed as a milestone for the world of cryptocurrencies, Stuttgart saw the launch of the world’s first trading place for Bitcoin and competitors organized by a regulated stock exchange operator.

New Record: Foreign Direct Investment in Germany

The US is the number-one foreign investor in Germany, and Brexit makes UK firms look abroad.

Investors Go for Mambu

The Berlin-based SaaS banking software provider Mambu announced that it has secured EUR 30 million to accelerate its growth and increase its workforce threefold.

“Black Magic” Energy Storage

In Bitterfeld-Wolfen, at the Technology and Founders’ Center (TGZ) in its chemical park, researchers with the company Black Magic are developing revolutionary energy-storage systems.

Sink – Printed from Sand

The intricate shapes of the Sandhelden (“sand heroes”) sinks, bowls and vases seem almost incredible until you learn the secret. They are manufactured using 3D printing technology, and the material used to make them is both sustainable and plentiful – sand.