How Germany is Remaking its Maritime Economy

Ports and waterways are a major part of Germany, the logistics hub at the heart of Europe. But Germany’s maritime economy is changing to meet the demands and utilize the possibilities of the digital age.

German Fintechs Cracked Billion Mark in First Covid Year

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t slow down the growth of fintechs in Germany – and may have even helped it. That’s the result of research carried out by the business magazines Finanz-Szene and Finance Forward using data from the German national government’s official registry.

Circular Economies are a Hot Topic in German Business

Beyond recycling: Germany aims to be an ecological country, but it’s going to need a lot more of the circular economy. Business opportunities abound for innovative companies with solutions for how to reuse everything we produce and need.

Germany’s Clean Energy Transition – “A Question of Must, not Whether”

When it took office late last year, the new German government promised to introduce wide-ranging legislation by Easter to accelerate the transition to clean energy. The so-called “Easter Package” delivers on that pledge.

German Gaming Market Approached EUR 10 Billion

2021 was a very good year for the gaming sector in Germany. The German Games Industry Association (game) has calculated that revenue software, online fees and hardware shot up 17 percent last year over already records levels in 2020. Total turnover was EUR 9.8 billion.

German Company Brings Sustainable Construction Idea to Namibia

PolyBlocks have often been described as “Legos for adults” and require no specialist expertise to use in construction.

Circular Economies are a Hot Topic in German Business

Beyond recycling: Germany aims to be an ecological country, but it’s going to need a lot more of the circular economy.

ESA Needs New Space Companies to Plug Gap

“There’s a shortage of rockets“, complained the head of German satellite maker OHB, Marco Fuchs, to business newspaper Handelsblatt.

Major Deal in German Drone Logistics

German logistics company Zeitfracht Group has ordered 17 delivery drones made by hot young start-up Wingcopter, with an option for an addition 115 in the next two years.

Major Player: Belén Garijo, CEO of Merck

Belén Garijo made history in May 2021 when she became CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck as the first non-German to head the 350-year-old company, and also the first woman to lead a DAX company on her own.