From Green Power to Green Fuel

The Dresden-based cleantech company Sunfire has developed an innovative, highly efficient technology to store and redistribute renewable energy – all while building on existing infrastructure.

Cure Your Plants with AI

The Plantix app, developed by the Hanover-based startup Peat, uses a database and algorithm to accurately recognize plant diseases, pests or nutrient deficiency.

The “Bestseller Factory”

What started as a platform for authors to evaluate each other’s work has grown into a veritable bestseller factory.

Rubber from Dandelions

Automotive components maker Continental plans to start production of tires made from dandelion rubber in its research and testing facility in the northeastern German town of Anklam.

Making Cash While on Vacation

The company organizes for people arriving at the airport to rent the vehicles of those who have flown away from it.

New Innovation Promotion Agency

Germany’s Federal Cabinet approved the creation of a new agency to give longer-term support to innovative concepts and ideas.

JEDI Taking Shape

The Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI) proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in September is taking shape.

Record Number of Foreign Students in Germany

The number of foreign students studying at German universities and technical colleges reached a record level of 359,000 in 2017, a 5 percent increase over the previous year.

EIB Finances Jennewein Biotechnologie

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced in late July that it will provide EUR 15 million in financing to Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH.

South Korean CTR Opens Technology Center in Germany

Central Corporation (CTR), a specialist in the production of steering systems and connections, has opened its first European Technology Center in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Hezogenrath Technology Park near Aachen.