Green Cars for Africa

The aCar from Evum Motors of Munich aims to meet the cargo and passenger transportation needs of rural populations in developing countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Siemens Way

Siemens plans on investing up to EUR 600 million in its historic Siemensstadt (Siemens City) campus in Berlin. It is the largest single investment in the company’s history and reflects Germany’s strength as an innovation hub.

Faster 3D Printing

3D printing is set to get a whole lot faster. Eight times faster, to be precise.

New Cancer Test

Researchers at the University of Erlangen in Bavaria in southern Germany have developed a screening method for cancer that just requires a blood test.

Mixed Reality in the Operating Room

A new technology developed in Hamburg could transform surgery across the world. The startup Apoqlar has developed the Virtual Surgery Instructor (VSI), a program that converts CT and MRI scans into 3D models that can be projected directly onto a patient and viewed by a surgeon wearing mixed reality glasses called the Microsoft HoloLens.

Smart Dog Collar

A Bielefeld-based startup developed a sensor-equipped dog collar that communicates with a smartphone app.

Sink – Printed from Sand

The intricate shapes of the Sandhelden (“sand heroes”) sinks, bowls and vases seem almost incredible until you learn the secret. They are manufactured using 3D printing technology, and the material used to make them is both sustainable and plentiful – sand.

New German Federal Cybersecurity Agency

The Agency for Innovation in Cybersecurity will support key cybersecurity technologies with high potential for innovation and will be in charge of coordinating the entire research process (from initial idea to final product) and investing in emerging cybersecurity technologies.

Personalized Skin Cream in 7 Minutes

German researchers invent new process for individual skin-care products.

Secrets of the Universe

Chemnitz-based scia Systems is supplying the innovative processing equipment to a project of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), which is building a huge telescope in the Chilean desert.