Some cyclists are converting their conventional two-wheeler into e-bikes, and that means opportunities for suppliers of conversion gear like Germany’s Pendix.
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Most people like buying clothing, but how many consumers really know everything about how their garments were produced?
A biodegradable alternative to plastic.
Doctolib – a French company that expanded to Berlin in 2016 – has raised €150 million in a second round of funding and is now a unicorn with an estimated value of more than €1 billion.
Since 2013, the idyllic small city of Freiburg in southwestern Germany has been home to a networking center called Grünhof for sustainability-oriented innovators, creative minds and start-up enthusiasts.
Think packaging materials, and you’ll probably automatically think of Styrofoam. That’s something Alexandra Kletzsch, and her company Kompackt61, would like to change.
Berlin has a new address for those who want to create the mobility of the future. This spring, a 10,000 square meter co-working and networking space called The Drivery opened its doors, billing itself as “Europe’s Largest Mobility Innovation Community & Marketplace.”
The start-up Emqopter has succeeded in developing the first fully autonomous, licensed delivery drone for urban airspace.
One form of marine pollution that doesn’t get much press is abandoned fishermen’s nets, or ghost nets. But ask the founders of the Hamburg start-up Bracenet, and they leave no doubt as to the seriousness of the problem.
According to a study carried out by the Berlin Institute for Population and Development, some people are taking advantage of the possibilities for remote working and moving to so-called urban villages.