Established Japanese Firms Challenge Fledgling German Companies

The international business organizations Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Berlin and Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) have joined up to bring together German start-ups and Japanese commercial powerhouses.

First Live Hannover Trade Fair Since Covid Opens

One of the world’s largest industrial trade fairs, the Hannover Messe, has welcomed back physical visitors after two years of online events due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Some 2500 participants will spend four days putting their innovations and ideas on display.

Eight Winners at German Startup Awards

The first live presentation of the German Startup Awards following the coronavirus pandemic has taken place in Berlin. The winners, which are split into four categories and by gender, covered everything from mental health to recycling plastic to reusable drinks cups to corporate diversity.

German Startup Connects Fiber Optic Cables and Rail Tracks

As part of its drive to push connectivity in Germany, the government has pledged to dramatically expand the country’s fiber optic network, especially in rural and remote areas. Start-up One Fiber from the southwestern city of Mainz has an innovative idea for how to do this: use Germany’s extensive rail system.

Infineon, Others Win German Innovation Awards

Chipmaker Infineon tops the list of those honored at the 2022 German Innovation Awards in the large business category.

Rocket Factory Wins German Microlauncher Competition

New space start-up Rocket Factory has been awarded joint first place in a two-year, EUR 25 million microlauncher competition held by the German Space Agency (DLR).

Munich Start-Up Makes Kit for EV-Retrofitting Trucks and Busses

With political and environmental pressure growing to cut transportation-related CO2 emissions , newcomer Pepper Motion from the Bavarian capital wants to electrify diesel haulage trucks and busses. The start-up says that retrofitting is a crucial aspect of Germany reaching its ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction targets.

Norwegian Scale-up Comes to Germany to Reinvent the Wheel

Wheel.Me from Oslo has designed what it says is the world’s first autonomous logistics wheel combining robotics, indoor navigation technology and data analytics. The scale-up has just taken this innovative idea to Germany, establishing a subsidiary near the logistics hub of Frankfurt.

Plasma Ten Times More Effective in Wound Treatment, Study Suggests

A study in the journal Nature-Scientific Reports has shown that cold atmospheric plasmajet (CAP-jet) is far more salutary than the standard best-practice treatment of wounds.

German Scientists Co-Develop World’s “Smallest Battery”

Researchers at the Technical University of Chemnitz and Dresden’s Leibniz Institute IFW have constructed a battery the size of a dust particle. Scientists at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry were also involved in the project, which is being touted as the world’s tiniest battery.