39-Minute Corona Test

Speed is of the essence in combatting the coronavirus pandemic, and German conglomerate Bosch is doing its bit with a new test it says will shorten the time needed to obtain result from 2.5 hours to 39 minutes.

Anti-Corona Antibodies

Scientists at Berlin’s Charité Research Hospital say that they have identified antibodies that can protect against the coronavirus.

Germans Smartening Up Their Homes

Smart Homes are growing in popularity in Germany, found a study commissioned by the country’s digital industry organization bitkom.

Innovative Hydrogen Tanks

The Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Plastics Technology (ILK) at the Technical University of Dresden is developing new thermoplastic fiber-composite hydrogen tanks in pancake design.

British Finding Germans “Do It Better”

The British have rarely held the EU’s largest member state, Germany, in higher regard.

Germany Extends Successful Coronavirus Short-Time Work Scheme

The Federal Government has decided to extend its Coronavirus Kurzarbeit (“Short-Time Work”) scheme through to the end of 2021 to maintain jobs and lay the way for economic recovery.

Hydrogen Busses

The eastern German city of Cottbus wants to make its bus fleet CO2 neutral. For that to happen, some of its 55 vehicles will have to run on “green hydrogen” produced from renewably generated electricity.

AI for Clean Air

Hawa Dawa means “air purity” in several languages – which makes it an appropriate name for a multicultural company associated with Munich’s Technical University that is devoted to combatting air pollution.

Drones for Germany’s East

May 2021 will see the scheduled opening of the German Aerospace Center DLR’s National Testing Center for unmanned civilian aviation systems in Cochstedt. This eastern German town was chosen because it possessed an underused regional airport, which the DLR acquired in mid-2019.

Germany’s Fastest Growing Start-Ups

Which sectors are best negotiating corona-related business challenges in Germany? One good indication is Business Insider newspaper’s list of the country’s 100 fastest growing start-ups.