Germany’s Best Forecaster

Looking for some reliable economic prognostication? The Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) should be on your list of places to consult.

Siemens: “Hydrogen is the future for CO2-free provision of energy”

Markets Germany had the chance to put a number of questions about hydrogen to Armin Schnettler, CEO of New Energy Business at Siemens Energy, who sees bright things ahead for H2 in Germany and elsewhere.

Networker-in-Chief

Jochen Homann is the president of the Bundesnetzagentur, the national agency responsible for regulating, among other things, Germany’s telecommunications industry. He talks to Markets Germany about the opportunities and challenges presented by 5G.

What’s ‘Small Talk’ in German?

Germans have a reputation for being scientific but rather humorless. But is this cultural stereotype true? Fiona Evans, U.S. consul general in Düsseldorf, considers the relationship between her countrymen and their German business partners.

»Germany is Supercharging EVs«

Interview with Joachim Damasky, managing director at the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). The association represents about 600 companies, including VW, BMW and Daimler.

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.

One to Watch: Adam Hill, Fussball-Experience

Scotsman Adam Hill revived his childhood dreams in 2018 in Düsseldorf by launching the Fussball-Experience. The self-funded venture uses the ‘beautiful game’ to inspire and motivate young people by taking them on ‘insider’ tours of Germany’s Bundesliga clubs and stadia.

Engineering Change

Dr. Volker Kefer, president of The Association of German Engineers (VDI), argues that Germany owes its reputation as a technical and manufacturing powerhouse to its engineers. However, engineers must train across disciplines to stay on top in the era of digitalization.

Hospitals are Becoming Smart Hospitals

Pierre-Michael Meier, general manager of Entscheiderfabrik, strongly believes that clinics should develop new digital business models in order to stay competitive and keep up with innovations in healthcare.