One up-and-coming industry attracting the attention of international companies is micro/nano engineering. A cluster has coalesced in the eastern German state of Thuringia, a part of the country best known for its excellence in optics.
Industries / Electronics & Microtechnology
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Thuringia stands out as a blockbuster investment location in Europe’s heartland, even in years as turbulent as 2020.