Don’t Return to Sender

E-Commerce and mail order may be extremely fashionable, but fashion itself remains a problem area. In Germany 40 percent of all clothing ordered online is sent straight back to sellers, often because it doesn’t fit.

One Price Fits All

Transferring money between currencies usually involves often hefty bank fees. But if Frankfurt start-up Giroxx gets its way, excessive-seeming surcharges could soon be a thing of the past.

New Stone Age Technology

On the front of the rather nondescript square concrete building in Hamburg are the words “Welcome to the new Stone Age.” But the new electro-thermic (ETES) energy storage facility, which is being tested by Siemens Gamesa, is very much about the future, not the past.

Full Speed Ahead

An exciting new ‘Port of Science’ is being built near the university district in the historic trading city of Magdeburg. With overseas investors already taking advantage, it is on course to become one of the largest research clusters in Germany.

German Start-Up Produces Solar-Powered Car

The German start-up Sono Motors is mass-producing a surprisingly affordable EV that can run on self-generated solar power alone. Not only that, the Sion also includes its own built-in mobility system.

Germany Invests Hundreds of Millions in Green Hydrogen

Germany is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of hydrogen-based energy technology. Economic Affairs and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier has promised to make Germany the “world number one,” and three German ministries are pumping hundreds of millions of euros into programs toward that end.

Made in Germany Boom in Israel

German-made products currently enjoy unprecedented popularity among Israelis.

High Marks

It’s report card time again, and Germany has brought home some excellent marks. The magazine US News and World Report ranked Germany the second-best country in the world for entrepreneurs, behind only Japan.

Attractive Repellent

Greasy fingers and stainless steel surfaces – a combination that’s irritating countless people in and around the home. Now Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute thinks it’s found a solution to this age-old problem.

Flying the Environmentally Friendly Skies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come out in favor of CO2 neutral aviation.