The Year Trade Fairs Went Digital

Jörn Holtmeier, managing director of the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA), discusses how the sector is coping with coronavirus restrictions.

Persistence in a Pandemic

As cases of Covid-19 surged again across the world last fall, German authorities took quick action to limit infection numbers. The measures were typical of Germany’s response to the unprecedented situation: attempting to balance economic concerns with necessary and timely health interventions.

Adaptive Thinking

How one British-German designer’s problem-solving acuity opened the door to Europe for selling Covid-adapted backpacks

Kurzarbeit In Practice

How a venerable German company used the government’s furlough program to maintain production and retain its workforce

Taking Advantage of Emergency Credit

How a family-run carpentry shop in Braunschweig – which exceeded its 2019 turnover in November 2020 – stayed solvent and got through the worst of the economic disruption

Leveraging German Expertise

How Swiss pharma group Roche is accelerating antibody and antigen testing for Covid-19 by investing heavily in its German facilities

Scientists Without Borders

How Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine breakthrough was achieved together with a previously obscure Mainz-based firm, BioNTech, which is now worth over a billion euros

Carrying On in Times of Corona

How an international green energy company is pushing ahead with expansion into Germany and starting production of hydrogen electrolyzers

Assembling the Pieces

One of the clear winners of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen people – voluntarily or not – spending unprecedented amounts of time at home, is the puzzle and games sector.

Top Investments 2020 in Thuringia

Thuringia stands out as a blockbuster investment location in Europe’s heartland, even in years as turbulent as 2020.