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

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

Big Investment Deals Continue for German Start-Ups

There was no let-up in eight-figure financing rounds for fledgling companies in Germany in Q2 2021, as the country’s start-up scene remained on course for a record year.

Best of 2020

Throughout 2020, this website featured more than 350 articles and videos about Germany as a business and high-tech location. Below is a list so that you can catch up on anything you might have missed.

Thirty Under 30

Business magazine Forbes’ 30 under 30 is one of the more prestigious accolades for young businesspeople. And this year’s Manufacturing and Industry Europe list has a bit of a German flavor.

Taking Off in Eastern Germany

The Sierra Nevada Corporation chose Saxony for a EUR 400 million investment to build short-haul passenger aircraft.

Ms. European Tech Champion

The start-up scene in Germany, as is the case elsewhere, can be a very male-dominated domain. But Munich entrepreneur Monja Mühling is used to being the only woman at investor conferences.

Online Commerce Award

The 2019 German Online Commerce award for best customer service went to the music supply store Thomann, which sells everything from guitar strings to vocoder synthesizers to 2200-watt PA systems.

Germany’s Unicorns Riding High

The hype around Germany’s tech scene is turning into reality, as the investment data from 2018 shows. With a sharp spike in mega-round investments, an increase in funding from overseas and a new generation of unicorns, the future is looking bright.

Google for Healthcare

Gunjan Bhardwaj chose Germany as the place to launch his advanced search and discovery solution. His company assists the healthcare industry by organizing and analyzing vast amounts of data using artificial intelligence.

Long-Term Commitment Pays Off

In 1954, John Deere became the first American company to acquire a German one when it bought the tractor pioneer Heinrich Lanz in Mannheim, where 3,000 employees continue to build mid-size tractors for the global market.