Rapid Regional Rebound

Germany is poised for a vigorous economic comeback from coronavirus restrictions, but the business landscape has changed. One of the unexpected winners has been the northeastern port city of Rostock in the regional state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Electrical Flying Takes Off in Germany’s East

The eastern German regional state of Brandenburg has invested more than EUR 38.5 million in the Center for Hybrid Electric Systems in Cottbus (CHESCO), a new research institution focusing on environmentally friendly short- to medium-haul flight.

Germany Building Test H2 Pipeline

Construction is starting at a gas works in Lingen in the Emsland region of northern Germany on a pilot pipeline for transporting hydrogen.

Germany’s Manufacturing Bounce

Manufacturing, one of the central pillars of the German economy, did not escape the coronavirus pandemic unscathed. But in 2021, Germany’s determined, export-
focused producers and family-run businesses led the country’s economic recovery.

New German EV Registrations Shot Up in 2021

83 percent – that was the increase in registrations of new purely electrical vehicles in Germany last year according to the annual figures released by Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

Saxony Bids to Become Germany‘s Robotics Hotspot

In business, the eastern German state of Saxony is perhaps best known for its microchip industry – the region is nicknamed “Silicon Saxony.” Its automotive sector, which includes facilities of all Germany’s top carmakers, is also quite prominent. Now, the Saxons want to add a third jewel in the crown: robotics.

Germany Redoubles Emphasis on Wind Energy

The new German government wants to put the wind back in the sails of the country’s production of renewable energy. And one major component of that policy is wind energy itself.

Best of 2021

Throughout 2021, this website featured more than 330 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.

Berlin Scientists Draw Connection Between Covid-19 and Immune System

Researchers at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and the Charité Hospital, together with colleagues from university hospitals in Bonn and Aachen, have linked a certain type of T cells with especially deadly cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Germany Extends Program to Help SMEs Digitalize

The Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has allocated a further EUR 72 million to its “go-digital” program, which will now run until 2024.