Travel Tech’s New Frontier

Germany has Europe’s largest and most competitive travel sector with a high outbound share. Travel technology start-ups are setting up camp around the country, while Berlin boasts its first travel tech unicorn.

Hydrogen Hotspot

Germany’s federal government has said it wants to make the country leader in hydrogen energy.

Fighting AI Discrimination

Everyone agrees that artificial intelligence has the potential to dramatically improve people’s lives. But what if, intentionally or not, it also reinforces their biases?

Gaia-X Project

The Gaia-X project advocated by German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier is a “decentralized hyperscaler” that would link individual data pools of leading German companies.

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.

Streetlights as Charging Stations

Berlin start-up Ubitricity, which was founded in 2008 has come up with a simple, cost-effective way of upgrading existing streetlights into power providers for EVs.

Flying High

Leipzig/Halle Airport has signed a memorandum of understanding to cement a long-term strategic partnership with the Volga-Dnepr Group, a Russian airline holding company headquartered in Moscow that bills itself as a world leader in the transport of oversize, unique and heavy air cargo.

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.

Introducing de:hubs

Unlike centralized Silicon Valley, there are twelve separate digital hubs (“de:hubs”) in Germany. Here, foreign founders and investors find the perfect mix of sustainable networks, excellent research facilities, established economies and innovative startups.

VW Unveils New Electric Flagship

Volkswagen has said it aims to become the world’s leading producer of electric vehicles, and the German carmaker is off to a promising start.