Germany Sets New Renewable Heating Record

According to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office, more than two-thirds (67.2 percent) of all new residential buildings completed in 2019 are wholly or partially heated using renewable sources. That’s a new record.

Germany Goes Whole Hog for Smart Agriculture

Germany is the world’s leading producer of farming equipment and is now leading the way in digital agriculture. Our video s(h)ows some ideas about how foreign investors can get involved in the German agtech revolution.

EUR 60 Million for German Fintech solarisBank

Berlin fintech start-up solarisBank has booked a cool EUR 60 million in its latest round of financing. The company, which was founded in 2016, has taken in more than EUR 160 million from investors.

Germany Amps Up Domestic Battery Production

The German government is investing more than EUR 1.5 billion in battery cell research and production – a key element in the country’s planned transition to clean energy and mobility.

Vive la France!

Internationalization is on the cards for many French companies, observes Markus Hempel from the Paris office of Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). As France’s closest neighbor, Germany is often the first port of call for French businesses aboard.

Sowing the Seeds of Innovation

The market for agricultural technology and innovation in Germany is growing, driven by digital transformation and global factors such as climate change and population increases. Smart farming can have a big impact on productivity and efficiency – especially for smaller farms.

Monitoring Corona Recovery

Is an economy bouncing back from the coronavirus crisis? And if so, how fast? These questions can be difficult to answer since the coronavirus pandemic is such a fast-moving situation, meaning that traditional economic indicators can lag significantly behind the current reality.

All Aboard

Germany’s national rail operator Deutsche Bahn is facing the biggest modernization in its history. This bold endeavor will create a range of opportunities for foreign railway equipment suppliers and construction companies.

Disinfecting Ambulances

Germany’s renowned Fraunhofer Institute and the vehicle equipping company BINZ Ambulance- und Umwelttechnik have come up with a system for disinfecting emergency service vehicles using UVC light.

Breakfast Made in Germany

Polish food producer VICI Polska is expanding to the city of Anklam in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It’s planning a 18-million-euro facility to make breakfast products for the Asian and Eastern European markets.