How Octopus Energy Came to Germany

Octopus Energy – one of the most most innovative young companies in the sector – expanded to Germany and is making waves in Europe’s largest economy. Octopus Energy Germany CEO Andrew Mack tells us about the challenges and rewards of coming to this very lucrative but very specific market. Watch our video!

Climate Protection “Made in Germany”

Germany’s high level of innovation, large domestic market and rapidly growing renewable energy capacity are attracting international cleantech businesses. Solar parks, wind farms and hydrogen plants are popping up all over the country, accompanied by an electromobility boom.

Eastern Germany Attracts Record-Breaking Chemical Recycling Facility

US chemicals giant Dow is teaming up with British recycling company Mura Technology to build a massive new plastic recycling plant in the town of Böhlen in the eastern German regional state of Saxony.

Surgical Robotics Company Increases Freiburg Presence

American medtech provider Intuitive Surgical is expanding in a major way in the southwestern German city of Freiburg. The company has broken ground on a 28,700-square-meter site that will be home to a new production, training and distribution center.

Passion Never Fails

Launching a business is a sink-or-swim prospect – all the more so in a foreign country with a different language. But international entrepreneurs are increasingly braving the waters in Germany and feeling very comfortable.

Chinese Battery Maker SVOLT Expands German Presence

One of the global leaders in battery technology and energy storage systems, SVOLT Energy Technology from China, will be building a production facility in the town of Lauchhammer in the eastern German state of Brandenburg.

Awards for International Businesses in Germany’s Industrial Heartland

Germany’s most populous regional state, North Rhine-Westphalia, has announced the winners of the 2022 edition of NRW Global Business AWARD. Taking the honors were companies from the US, Japan, the UK/Ukraine and the German city of Dortmund.

Germany is World’s Top FDI Destination Country

According to the Global Data Investment Monitor, Germany attracted more foreign direct investment than any other country in 2021. The Investment Monitor recorded 1537 projects, compared with 1517 for the United States in second place.

Taiwan Tensions Add Further Impetus to Diversification

The ongoing discord between China and the West over Taiwan, which produces two-thirds of the microchips essential to things like mobile phones and cars, has given rise to fears of renewed disruptions to critical supply chains.

Berlin: Germany’s Venture Capital

The German capital is famous for its start-up scene and trumps the rest of the country – and most European capitals – when it comes to investments. That’s why international venture capital funds are flocking there.