Power Included

As part of its e-mobility offensive, Volkswagen announced that it will also help create the infrastructure needed for a large number of electric vehicles by becoming a supplier of power from renewable sources, such as hydroelectric and wind power plants, some of which it will operate itself.

Big Data, Big Plans

As Germany gears up for digitalization across the industrial landscape, the market for big data is undergoing a period of pronounced growth. The impact of the information explosion on big industry in particular, will be nothing short of electrifying.

Secrets of the Universe

Chemnitz-based scia Systems is supplying the innovative processing equipment to a project of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), which is building a huge telescope in the Chilean desert.

Stronger United

The magnitude of the effort required to develop autonomous cars and related industry standards is giving rise to new alliances in the automotive sector.

Green Electricity Record

Over the last 15 years, the share of renewable energy in Germany’s public net electricity generation – i.e., the electricity mix fed into the public power grid – rose from 8.5 percent to a record 40.4 percent, according to calculations from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.

Thinking BIG in Biotech

New foreign investors in German biotech star BioNTech are expecting big breakthroughs in cancer therapies through the development of individually-tailored vaccines; rapid growth is anticipated.

First Fully Regulated Blockchain Account

The blockchain bank account allows users to have a single account for both normal banking transactions as well as sending, receiving, storing and trading bitcoin.

Volkswagen and Ford Cooperate

It is an alliance of giants: Volkswagen and Ford announced that they would build commercial vans and medium-sized pickup trucks together as early as 2022, and that they had agreed to look into extending their collaboration to include autonomous driving, electric drives and mobility services.

“Alliance to End Plastic Waste”

In an effort to fight against plastic waste as well as to positively respond to glowing global criticism of the plastics value chain, over two dozen companies launched the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW).

Telemedicine on the Rise

Telemedicine is making further inroads into the German healthcare system, which could enjoy annual savings of EUR 5.6 billion as a result.