A Tale of Two Smart Cities

Urbanization and climate change are creating mounting challenges for cities around the world. Smart city projects across Germany are developing and testing new solutions and sustainable models for the cities of tomorrow.

Beach Inspectors

A new Berlin-based startup is now making it easier for beach fans to find the perfect place to soak up some rays.

The Spirit of Bauhaus

Foreign companies and investors value Germany’s product design expertise as much as they rate Germany as a first class industrial location, explains industrial design expert Uwe Gellert.

Milestone on the Path to a Green Future

According to the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), solar, wind, hydro and biomass generated 118 billion kWh of electricity in the first half of 2018.

Foot off the Brake!

The additive manufacturing industry is entering a period of accelerated growth. As the machines become more economically viable, 3D printing is being adopted across manufacturing, particularly in automobility and aerospace.

Tourist Buses in Berlin Go Green

Beginning in 2019, a group of companies plans to convert former Berlin buses that are currently being used for tourists, switching out their diesel drives for electric ones

Adient Plans Factory in Saxony

US-based Adient, the world’s largest manufacturer of car seats, has announced that it will lease a new 27,500 sqm production and logistics plant in the Meerane-West industrial area in Saxony.

SmartFactory as a Service

Digitalization and Industrie 4.0 are making new manufacturing methods possible – and demanding new business models.

Lights, Camera, UND BITTE!

Eastern Germany is a magnet for foreign film productions and, with them, foreign investors. From The Grand Budapest Hotel to Bollywood blockbuster Don 2, the German capital and other cities in the region are stealing the production limelight.

GreenPack

The Berlin-based startup GreenPack is now offering 48 V interchangeable batteries that can be charged and used in clusters for a range of vehicles and equipment (e.g., lawnmowers).