Hybrid Trains in Southern Germany

Regional train authority SFBW has purchased 20 Siemens Mobility hybrid-battery trains for use in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Digital Respiratory Treatment

More than 600 million people around the world suffer from chronic respiratory ailments, with over 3.5 million of them dying every year. Inhalation treatments are one effective response, but only if they’re used properly. To this end, German startup VisionHealth has developed an app, called Kata®, to ensure the procedures are carried out correctly.

Germany’s Best Forecaster

Looking for some reliable economic prognostication? The Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) should be on your list of places to consult.

Hydrogen Train Fuel Station

Germany is building the world’s first-ever hydrogen fueling station for passenger trains. Work on the facility in the northern town of Bremervörde is set to commence in September.

Trade Fair Organizers in Germany Restart After Covid-19 Shutdown

Germany is well known as one of the world’s top trade fair locations. Cancellation of events due to Covid-19 hit organizers hard. But new concepts allow for an optimistic outlook.

Cancer Self-Defense Discovery

Genetics researchers at the University of Bayreuth have discovered a natural process that protects healthy human cells from attacks by harmful cancerous ones.

Ten-in-One Electric Vehicle

Lots of motor vehicles try to appeal to customers with their flexibility, but new German automaker Electric Brands is considerably raising the bar. The firm’s eBussy is a small, modular electric vehicle that can be reassembled into pick-up trucks, capers and vans of no fewer than ten different shapes and sizes.

Robotic Clean-up

The Swiss have a reputation for being able to make everything run like clockwork. So leave it them to come up with an automated solution to sweeping up German streets and warehouses.

Start-Up Games Winner

On July 23, the Ministry of Economic affair and Energy’s Digital Hub Initiative – together Dutch group The Next Web – hosted its first-ever “Start-Up Games.” The event saw innovative fledgling businesses pitching ideas to international investors. And the winner was Hamburg’s Breeze Technologies.

Reducing Plastic Waste

One source of the plastic waste that is increasingly endangering the environment, particularly in the world’s oceans, are detergent and cleaning solvent containers. German company Ecotab is trying to do something about that.