Intelligent Fish Monitoring

Berlin start-up MonitorFish has won the 2020 Change Award of the European Innovation and Technology Institute.

Leg-up for Digital Help for Start-ups

Germany’s 12 digital hubs have continued to offer valuable resources to fledgling businesses during the pandemic. Workshops and networking events now take place as video conferences, offering foreign firms a unique opportunity to take part remotely.

New Meat Substitutes

With more and more people going vegetarian and vegan, more and more food companies are looking for products that taste like meat but aren’t.

The Year Trade Fairs Went Digital

Jörn Holtmeier, managing director of the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA), discusses how the sector is coping with coronavirus restrictions.

Made to Measure

Buying footwear over the Internet normally involves a certain amount of risk. Cologne start-up OneFID solves developed a digital app that allows buyers to scan their feet, so that the shoes they order is guaranteed not to pinch their toes or chafe their heels.

Drone Safety Program

According to a raft of prognoses, German skies will become increasingly populated by unmanned aircraft – drones – in the years to come. That raises questions of how to ensure safety and practicality, so that drones reach their destinations unharmed.

Seeing Clearly Through Corona

One minor but constant inconvenience of the coronavirus pandemic – at least for the many people without perfect vision – is that face masks cause their glasses to fog up.

Public Transport Deliveries

With many urban areas increasing in population and roads and other traffic routes becoming more congested, Germany’s Transportation and Digital Infrastructure Minister Andreas Scheuer has called for a rethink on how deliveries are made.

AirBnB for Outdoor Advertising

The billboard business in Germany is relatively conservative, with the same traditional, analogue-oriented players dominating the sector even in the digital age. That’s something that Berlin digital outdoor-advertising start-up Hygh aims to change.

The ABCs of CBD

One hot start-up sector in Germany at the moment is products made from the cannabis derivative cannabidiol or CBD. Evidence suggests that CBD can alleviate disorders ranging from anxiety and insomnia to epilepsy without creating dependence or having intoxicating effects.