Combatting Abuse

The start-up Lytt from the city of Münster addresses one of the most prevalent problems in the working world: on-the-job harassment.

N2telligent Fire Prevention

N2lligence’s fire protection solutions are based on the idea of using exhaust air from electricity-providing fuel cells to lower the oxygen content to the point that fires cannot ignite.

Plastic Diesel

The Biofabrik company near Dresden converts unwanted plastic into diesel fuel.

Intoxicating Innovation

Germany’s second largest beer producer Oettinger has come up with a beer mixed drink using hemp. With an ABV of only 2.5 percent, it contains beer, green tea and herbal extracts, and THC.

Green Cars for Africa

The aCar from Evum Motors of Munich aims to meet the cargo and passenger transportation needs of rural populations in developing countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Siemens Way

Siemens plans on investing up to EUR 600 million in its historic Siemensstadt (Siemens City) campus in Berlin. It is the largest single investment in the company’s history and reflects Germany’s strength as an innovation hub.

Faster 3D Printing

3D printing is set to get a whole lot faster. Eight times faster, to be precise.

New Cancer Test

Researchers at the University of Erlangen in Bavaria in southern Germany have developed a screening method for cancer that just requires a blood test.

Mixed Reality in the Operating Room

A new technology developed in Hamburg could transform surgery across the world. The startup Apoqlar has developed the Virtual Surgery Instructor (VSI), a program that converts CT and MRI scans into 3D models that can be projected directly onto a patient and viewed by a surgeon wearing mixed reality glasses called the Microsoft HoloLens.

Smart Dog Collar

A Bielefeld-based startup developed a sensor-equipped dog collar that communicates with a smartphone app.