Rich & Deep in R&D

Halle’s Weinberg Campus Technology Park is a prime location in eastern Germany for international R&D in the fields of life sciences and materials sciences. Since opening its doors in 1993, it has provided a platform for around 250 start-ups.

Better Brain Check

Researchers at Carl von Ossietsky University in the northern German city of Oldenburg have successfully tested a brain-monitoring device that could replace conventional encephalography (EEG).

Disinfecting Ambulances

Germany’s renowned Fraunhofer Institute and the vehicle equipping company BINZ Ambulance- und Umwelttechnik have come up with a system for disinfecting emergency service vehicles using UVC light.

Speedy Business

New software from Hamburg start-up Baqend allows commercial websites to operate between twice and ten times faster.

Revving Up

The innovative product can double motor performance without increasing motor size by using copper wire to disperse coolants to engine coils.

Industrial Hydrogen Fuel Production

International consortium norsk e-fuel, which includes Dresden company Sunfire, is set to commence construction on a facility to produce green hydrogen fuel on an industrial scale.

One to Watch: Srijna Jha, cofounder and CEO of Morph Green Tech

The physicist developed with her business partners the Solar Cube, an origami-inspired solar charger which uses PV integrated solar textiles and solar cells.

Smart Thermostats

The Hamburg-based B2B start-up vilisto, which produces intelligent radiator thermostats, nabbed the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment this spring.

Combatting Migraines

Migraines seriously reduce the quality of life for millions of people, and there is unfortunately no cure. Berlin start-up Newsenselab, however, has developed an app called M-sense that helps migraine sufferers better manage their condition.