Transparent Clothing

Most people like buying clothing, but how many consumers really know everything about how their garments were produced?

A Unicorn for Duisburg

US company ThoughtSpot, a leading provider of search- and AI-based analyses for businesses, has established its headquarters for German-speaking Europe in Duisburg’s downtown port district.

Millions for E-Health

Doctolib – a French company that expanded to Berlin in 2016 – has raised €150 million in a second round of funding and is now a unicorn with an estimated value of more than €1 billion.

Blockchain Energy

Blockchain technology provides interesting use cases for the German energy industry. Several projects are underway, for instance in the northern German city of Hamburg.

Quantum Cooperation

To build the next generation of super-computers, commercial and scientific heavyweights will probably need to team up. For this reason, Google is joining together with Germany’s Jülich Supercomputing Center to further develop this future-oriented technology.

Smart Home Apps

Germans are taking to smart home applications like intelligent lamps and lights and smart heating thermostats. Almost one in three (31%) of more than 1000 people surveyed by Germany’s digital association Bitkom said they use at least one such app. That’s up from 26% in 2018.

Start-Up Matchmaking

Capmatcher uses intelligent technology – the founders chafe at the term “AI” – to pair up entrepreneurs with suitable investors.

Blockchain Journalism

One of the biggest problems faced by online journalism is the difficulty of monetarizing reporting – even though according to Price Waterhouse Cooper 43 percent of Germans are prepared to pay for it.

Home Networking

One of the major challenges to creating the digitally networked home of the future is how to get various devices and applications to communicate with each other. But two German start-ups – Conrad Connect and iHaus – are working on apps that will control everything from ceiling lights to shutters, door locks to electrical outlet timers.