SmartFactory as a Service

Digitalization and Industrie 4.0 are making new manufacturing methods possible – and demanding new business models.

Lights, Camera, UND BITTE!

Eastern Germany is a magnet for foreign film productions and, with them, foreign investors. From The Grand Budapest Hotel to Bollywood blockbuster Don 2, the German capital and other cities in the region are stealing the production limelight.

South Korean CTR Opens Technology Center in Germany

Central Corporation (CTR), a specialist in the production of steering systems and connections, has opened its first European Technology Center in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Hezogenrath Technology Park near Aachen.

GreenPack

The Berlin-based startup GreenPack is now offering 48 V interchangeable batteries that can be charged and used in clusters for a range of vehicles and equipment (e.g., lawnmowers).

“Secret Escapes” in Germany

The Germans’ legendary love of traveling is good news to innovative companies like London-based Secret Escapes, an online booking portal for luxury hotel stays and trips.

TruckJobs

Germany needs at least 45,000 more truck drivers, and logistics companies are having a very hard time finding new ones.

AI’s Time Has Come

German companies, researchers and developers are pioneering the disruptive AI applications of the future.Little wonder foreign investment is flowing into German R&D.

Artificial Intelligence Will Save Lives

The Chinese startup Infervision is hoping to transform the healthcare market all over Europe and prove that thinking machines can save lives.

Speaking for Germany

Peter Altmaier is the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. Markets Germany talks to him about prospects for the automobile and energy industries, the
“Made in Germany” brand, and what is attracting foreign investors.

Cargo Bicycles

Cargo bicycles are increasingly viewed as an efficient alternative for delivering packages in urban areas.