Sino-German Success

“The similarities between German and Chinese Greenfield investors often outweigh the differences” – that’s the conclusion drawn by Dennis Wilkens, Germany Trade & Invest’s China director. And that’s why lots of Chinese companies are setting up shop in Germany.

One to Watch: Why Sophie Chung from Austria founded a company in Berlin

In 2015, after a stint at a start-up in New York, the 32-year-old Austrian came to Berlin to launch Qunomedical, an online platform that connects patients to medical professionals around the world.

“Commercially we have to be here to place our systems”

Markets Germany asked Intuitive Surgical Germany Vice-President and General Manager Dirk Barten why Germany is just what the doctor ordered for his company.

Germany Gets First Robotics Unicorn

Munich’s Agile Robots has announced a new EUR 186 million funding round, taking the total value of the young company past USD one billion. The round was led by Japanese investor Softbank.

German Government Puts 437 Million into Opel Battery Cell Plant

A major new battery cell production facility will be built at carmaker Opel’s plant in the western German city of Kaiserslautern.

American Video Streaming Player Coming to Germany

US television aggregator Roku says it will be launching operations in the heart of Europe this fall. Its streaming players will offer content from German broadcasters along with Netflix, Amazon and Disney for the German market.

Germany Gains a New Ecommerce Unicorn

After a USD 700 million funding round, online commerce company Berlin Brands Group (BBG) has cracked the coveted one billion mark.

Google Invests Billion in Digital Infrastructure and Clean Energy in Germany

A cool one billion euros – that’s how much tech colossus Google is putting into cloud computing infrastructure and sustainable electricity in the heart of Europe from now until 2030.

Amazon Opens New R&D Center in Dresden

Political VIPs turned out for a tape-cutting ceremony at Amazon’s new research and development facility in the Saxon city of Dresden.

German Couple Develop “SAP for SMEs”

Xentral Software, the brainchild of Claudia and Benedict Sauter from the southern German city of Augsburg, may be aimed at smaller businesses. But the waves it’s making are surprisingly big.