Billions for AI-related Research

Germany is putting some real cash behind artificial intelligence (AI).

German Model

Foreign countries are discovering the merits of Germany’s system of universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen).

Top Investments 2018 in Hessen

“Biosteel” Fibers for Airbus

The European aerospace giant Airbus is teaming up with AMSilk, a maker of advanced polymers based near Munich, to develop a new composite material for the aerospace industry from fibers consisting of synthetically produced spider silk proteins.

Long-Term Commitment Pays Off

In 1954, John Deere became the first American company to acquire a German one when it bought the tractor pioneer Heinrich Lanz in Mannheim, where 3,000 employees continue to build mid-size tractors for the global market.

Top Investments 2018 in Niedersachsen

Charging 10 Times Faster

Researchers at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK) in Jülich reported that a new phosphate compound enables solid-state batteries to be fully charged in less than an hour – or 10 times faster than before.

Innovative Power Generator

An innovative new mobile power generator might help make the air in maritime ports cleaner.