Bringing AI to the Soccer Pitch

To get good results you need good strategy, both in business and sports. That was what led Hyunwook Kang to move his artificial-intelligence-based soccer analysis platform bepro11 from Seoul to Hamburg in 2017.

Berlin Startup Launches Powerpoint Alternative

A business presentation solution that allows multiple users to work on slides simultaneously and remotely via chatroom – that’s the idea behind Pitch. The fledgling Berlin company’s product has now been officially launched, and developers are touting it as a rival Microsoft’s Powerpoint.

Reducing Fertilizer

As of January 1, 2021, regulations of fertilizer use in Germany will be tightened as part of the country’s continuing efforts to reduce the presence of contaminants in the environment. Against this backdrop, experiments are underway in various places to test whether farmers can get by with less fertilizer.

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.

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.

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.

Transporting Hydrogen

Germany is going big on hydrogen, with government support of at least EUR 10 billion going into green power-to-gas technologies in the years to come. But one aspect that often gets overlooked is how to transport H2.

Hydrogen-Hybrid Garbage Truck

There’s an unusual sight on the roads of the northern German city of Bremen: a hydrogen-hybrid garbage truck. It’s the first time such a vehicle, which features both battery and fuel-cell technology, has ever been used in practice.

A New Voize

A voice-activated data app aims to make life a lot easier for carers.

Power to Gas

One intriguing idea for how to store excess energy produced by renewable sources for when it is needed is power-to-gas technology. It converts electricity into hydrogen via electrolysis, which is then introduced into the natural-gas network.