German Pharma and the Corona Crisis

With the entire world looking for responses to the coronavirus pandemic, Germany’s pharmaceutical companies are attracting considerable attention. We asked Han Steutel, the president of the German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, for an update on the progress in developing anti-corona medications.

Germany Starts Unlimited Relief Program for Corona-Hit Firms

German government ministries and a state bank have commenced a “Special Plan 2020” to save companies from bankruptcy because of the virus.

Germany Devotes €150 Million to Connect Research Hospitals into Anti-Corona Network

The country’s many centers of research excellence will now be centrally linked to speed efforts to combat the pandemic.

Germany Announces €2 Billion Startup “Booster” to Combat Coronavirus Impact

The German government is readying a massive cash injection to help innovative young companies ride out economic difficulties.

Earth Observation

Small causes can have devastating effects. Preventing them is the mission of the Berlin start-up LiveEO, which promises “answers from above.”

Solar’s German Comeback

On the back of a record year for renewable energy sources, experts are particularly hailing a comeback for solar power after some difficult years at the start of the millennium.

Qualified Migrants

As far as people with higher degrees are concerned, migration is a net-sum gain for Germany and a safeguard against “brain drain.”.

University Grades

Germany’s universities get high marks for innovation.

Germany’s Brand Value

Germany is, of course, Europe’s largest economy, but it’s also a brand – with a specific intrinsic worth.

Renewable Energy Records

The final data is still coming in, but one thing is clear: 2019 was a record year for renewable energy in Germany.