Infineon, Others Win German Innovation Awards

Chipmaker Infineon tops the list of those honored at the 2022 German Innovation Awards in the large business category.

Rocket Factory Wins German Microlauncher Competition

New space start-up Rocket Factory has been awarded joint first place in a two-year, EUR 25 million microlauncher competition held by the German Space Agency (DLR).

Munich Start-Up Makes Kit for EV-Retrofitting Trucks and Busses

With political and environmental pressure growing to cut transportation-related CO2 emissions , newcomer Pepper Motion from the Bavarian capital wants to electrify diesel haulage trucks and busses. The start-up says that retrofitting is a crucial aspect of Germany reaching its ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction targets.

Norwegian Scale-up Comes to Germany to Reinvent the Wheel

Wheel.Me from Oslo has designed what it says is the world’s first autonomous logistics wheel combining robotics, indoor navigation technology and data analytics. The scale-up has just taken this innovative idea to Germany, establishing a subsidiary near the logistics hub of Frankfurt.

Plasma Ten Times More Effective in Wound Treatment, Study Suggests

A study in the journal Nature-Scientific Reports has shown that cold atmospheric plasmajet (CAP-jet) is far more salutary than the standard best-practice treatment of wounds.

German Scientists Co-Develop World’s “Smallest Battery”

Researchers at the Technical University of Chemnitz and Dresden’s Leibniz Institute IFW have constructed a battery the size of a dust particle. Scientists at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry were also involved in the project, which is being touted as the world’s tiniest battery.

Hot German Robotics Firm Records Big Cash Influx

Wandelbots, a high-flying start-up from the eastern city of Dresden, has ascended to the next financial level with a funding round of USD 84 million.

Bremen Institute Improves 3D Printing with Extreme Heat and Pressure

1400 degrees Celsius and 200 MPa – nearly enough heat to melt iron and the pressure of a luxury car resting on the point of a finger. Those are the impressive specs of the Hot Isostatic Press (HIPpe) at Bremen’s ECOMAT technology center.

German Companies Explore Remote and Robo-Car Services

German rental car giant Sixt, for instance, is teaming up with American microprocessor colossus Intel and Israeli start-up Mobileye to launch a robotaxi service in Munich in 2022.

German Environment Ministry Invests in Sustainable Glass Production

The Gerresheimer company in the town of Lohr am Main is receiving EUR 9.9 million in public support for a new pilot glass-making procedure for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.