Germany Tops in EU, Second in World in USNWR Ranking

US News and World Report’s annual list of the world’s best countries is out, and Germany trailed only Switzerland according to a variety of metrics.

Passion Never Fails

Launching a business is a sink-or-swim prospect – all the more so in a foreign country with a different language. But international entrepreneurs are increasingly braving the waters in Germany and feeling very comfortable.

Meet Us at the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles!

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) will be appearing together with six innovative German partner projects at the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles, held September 18-22 . There will be presentations and free consultations with GTAI experts for international transport businesses interested in exploring opportunities to expand to the heart of Europe.

Taiwan Tensions Add Further Impetus to Diversification

The ongoing discord between China and the West over Taiwan, which produces two-thirds of the microchips essential to things like mobile phones and cars, has given rise to fears of renewed disruptions to critical supply chains.

Berlin: Germany’s Venture Capital

The German capital is famous for its start-up scene and trumps the rest of the country – and most European capitals – when it comes to investments. That’s why international venture capital funds are flocking there.

Germany Continues Start-Up, SME Financing Programs

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) is resuming its “Central Innovation Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” (ZIM). It’s the largest initiative of its kind in Germany and is involved in an average of 3500 projects annually.

Germany’s “Excellent Standing” in India

We talk to Germany Trade & Invest’s India director Seema Bhardwaj and director general of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Stefan Halusa about relations between the two economic powerhouses.

Germany’s New Investment Funding Map

On January 1, 2022, the latest investment incentive funding map from the Joint Task Program for Europe came into effect. Michael Schnabel, Germany Trade & Invest’s senior manager for Finance & Incentives, tells us what it means for businesses in Germany.

Germany’s Digitalization Offers Big Business Opportunities

The new German government is committing serious resources make the country a digital leader. Companies like fintech unicorn Qonto are taking advantage of the new emphasis on 1s and 0s in Europe’s largest economy. Watch our video!

Germany Enables Completely Online Business Registrations

As of August 1, it is now possible to form private limited liability companies (GmbHs) or entrepreneurial and limited liability entrepreneurial companies (UGs) entirely digitally.