No-Subsidy Solar

Power company ENBW has announced the construction of what will be Germany’s largest solar energy park. What’s more: the firm is doing this without any help at all from state subsidies.

5G Remote-Controlled Trains

Mobile communications provider Vodafone has carried out the first-ever remote-controlled test run of a train using 5G technology. The test was carried out at the company’s smart Smart Rail Connectivity Campus in Germany’s central Erzgebirge region.

30 Years After the Wall

Three decades ago, the Berlin Wall – the enduring symbol of the Cold War – was opened, and the process of reunifying West and East Germany began. Today the six eastern states are full of success stories and unique business opportunities.

Japan Meets Saxony

Japanese automation systems company RORZE has established a sales and service location in Dresden, the capital of the state of Saxony.

Plastic Diesel

The Biofabrik company near Dresden converts unwanted plastic into diesel fuel.

We Campus

Automotive giant Volkswagen has established the think tank “We Campus” with a difference in the heart of Berlin, on Alexanderplatz square.

Boomtown Berlin

There’s no question which city is Germany’s start-up capital. According to a report by consultancy Ernst & Young, the so-called start-up barometer, 2.1 billion of the 2.8 billion euros invested in fledgling German firms in the first half of 2019 went to Berlin.

The Proactive Pulse Pad

The Berlin-based start-up Visseiro has come up with a simple, award-winning solution for monitoring key vital signs in real time: an ergonomically designed “smart pad” that can be used while seated through normal clothing, or even in a bed beneath a newborn baby.

Money Service for Migrants

The Leipzig-based FinTech company Q-lipay is helping immigrants in Europe and the U.S. pay bills and buy products and services for their loved ones worldwide – and it’s all done safely, cheaply, and in real time.

One to Watch: Ida Tin, co-founder and CEO of Clue

Clue, the business Ida Tin co-founded with her partner Hans Raffauf, is the embodiment of Femtech: a global app to help women track and understand their menstrual cycles and share the data with their partners and families.