Germany Allocates Additional €46.5 Million to AI Startups

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is seriously beefing up its support for innovative young artificial-intelligence companies.

Innovative EV Charger Makes Own Electricity

With charging infrastructure being a major challenge to the spread of e-mobility, ME Energy’s solution could be a game changer.

Germany’s Helmholtz Association is a Research Rising Star

One of Germany’s top scientific institutes – the Helmholtz Association – has come in second around the world in the 2021 Rising Stars Index of increased research productivity.

German Mask Demand Likely to Remain High

With the rise in anti-coronavirus vaccinations, numbers of Covid-19 cases have significantly dropped in Germany and elsewhere. But protective masks are almost certainly to stay in great demand – both because of state rules and personal preferences.

Insurtech Wefox Joins the Multi-Billion Dollar Club

How to turn a fox into a multiple unicorn? All it takes is a promising business idea and a massive influx of capital such as the USD 650 million just raised by Berlin Insurtech Wefox.

German Consumers Continue Switch to Contactless Payment

A new survey commissioned by digital business association bitkom has confirmed what anyone who has recently visited a German supermarket knows. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, shoppers are increasingly turning to electronic payment options.

Germany Selects 62 Hydrogen Projects For €8 Billion Fund

The Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Ministry of Transportation and Digital Infrastructure have announced the names of more than 60 initiatives that will received support as part of Germany’s National Hydrogen Strategy.

Norway and Germany Open World’s Longest Electricity Connection

After three years of construction, Norway and Germany have inaugurated NordLink, a 623-kilometer “direct current highway” between the two countries. The undersea cable connection is the longest in the world.

German Scientists Find Cause for Corona Vaccine Blood Clots

Rare but serious cases of blood clotting in people inoculated by the vector vaccines produced by AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson have been one obstacle to the international immunization campaigns against Covid-19.

Bremen Space Expertise Helping Power NASA Moon Mission

Three years from now, when NASA’s Orion spacecraft heads for the moon, technology made in northern Germany will help it get there.