Berlin start-up MonitorFish has won the 2020 Change Award of the European Innovation and Technology Institute.
Industries / Consumer Industries & Corporate Services
With more and more people going vegetarian and vegan, more and more food companies are looking for products that taste like meat but aren’t.
Buying footwear over the Internet normally involves a certain amount of risk. Cologne start-up OneFID solves developed a digital app that allows buyers to scan their feet, so that the shoes they order is guaranteed not to pinch their toes or chafe their heels.
One minor but constant inconvenience of the coronavirus pandemic – at least for the many people without perfect vision – is that face masks cause their glasses to fog up.
The billboard business in Germany is relatively conservative, with the same traditional, analogue-oriented players dominating the sector even in the digital age. That’s something that Berlin digital outdoor-advertising start-up Hygh aims to change.
Supermarket chain Tegut opened a pilot digital shop named Tegut-Teo in which customers scan their purchase themselves and then pay by app or credit and debit cards.
The fintech sector is booming in Germany, but there’s still obvious room for expansion. Online trading platforms, in particular, are dominated by men. So a number of companies are aiming to fill that gap by developing financial service and applications specifically targeted at women.
One of the clear winners of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen people – voluntarily or not – spending unprecedented amounts of time at home, is the puzzle and games sector.
In the wake of Brexit, more foreign financial institutions than expected applied for business licenses in Germany in 2020. The transfer of assets and the newly created jobs will have positive effects for Germany’s appeal as a financial location.
Berlin startup Mambu announced on January 7 that it has been valued at EUR 1.7 billion, making it Germany’s newest unicorn.