The Captain’s App

NautilusLog’s new app allows captains to record crucial data – such as speed, course, position, cargo, weather info and daily events – on their smartphones and then store it in a cloud for simplified access and distribution.

The Proactive Pulse Pad

The Berlin-based start-up Visseiro has come up with a simple, award-winning solution for monitoring key vital signs in real time: an ergonomically designed “smart pad” that can be used while seated through normal clothing, or even in a bed beneath a newborn baby.

Trade up Your Tractor

A Hamburg-based start-up, E-Farm, now active on four continents, has developed a mobile app and online platform that makes it easy to advertise, search for, and purchase a wide range of second-hand farm machinery.

Money Service for Migrants

The Leipzig-based FinTech company Q-lipay is helping immigrants in Europe and the U.S. pay bills and buy products and services for their loved ones worldwide – and it’s all done safely, cheaply, and in real time.

Online Commerce Award

The 2019 German Online Commerce award for best customer service went to the music supply store Thomann, which sells everything from guitar strings to vocoder synthesizers to 2200-watt PA systems.

Focus on Data

British software and IT provider and consultant Micro Focus has established a new, state-of-the-art computer center in Frankfurt.

Fun and Computer Games

The coveted award for Best German Game went to the creators of the mystery-adventure Game “Trüberbrook.”

Computing’s Super-Future

The European Commission has tasked itself with making Europe one of the leading locations for quantum computing. With its competitive research facilities and vast network of industrial partners, Germany is playing a key role in achieving that goal.

Digital Health Care

German Health Minister Jens Spahn has put forward comprehensive draft digital health-care legislation.

Cashless Payment

According to a survey of 435 retail businesses by the research organization EHI, for the first time ever, in 2018 Germans paid more often with credit or debit cards (48.6%) than cash (48.3%) for their retail purchases.