Intelligent Fish Monitoring

Berlin start-up MonitorFish has won the 2020 Change Award of the European Innovation and Technology Institute.

Leg-up for Digital Help for Start-ups

Germany’s 12 digital hubs have continued to offer valuable resources to fledgling businesses during the pandemic. Workshops and networking events now take place as video conferences, offering foreign firms a unique opportunity to take part remotely.

The Year Trade Fairs Went Digital

Jörn Holtmeier, managing director of the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA), discusses how the sector is coping with coronavirus restrictions.

Made to Measure

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.

Top Investment 2020 in Schleswig-Holstein

The Latvian startup Maritime Digital relocated its headquarters from Riga to Lübeck in August 2020.

AirBnB for Outdoor Advertising

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.

Self-Serve Shopping

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.

Fintech Mambu Becomes Latest German Unicorn

Berlin startup Mambu announced on January 7 that it has been valued at EUR 1.7 billion, making it Germany’s newest unicorn.

Top Investments 2020 in North Rhine-Westphalia

Infosys, 247TailorSteel, OrCam Technologies, DPD: the state NRW maintains a consistently high level of foreign direct investments.

Smart Devices – the New German Cashless Option

In a new survey, German digital industry association bitkom found that 79 percent of Germans regularly used cashless payment option in stores from September to November of last year.