Senior Founders

Who says you have to be young to have a young company? In fact, a recent study by the KfW, Germany’s state-owned development bank, found that one in six founders of innovative, growth-oriented startups in Germany is over 50 years old.

Most Innovative Country

The World Economic Forum (WEF) crowned Germany the most innovative country in the world.

Billions for AI-related Research

Germany is putting some real cash behind artificial intelligence (AI).

German Model

Foreign countries are discovering the merits of Germany’s system of universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen).

“Biosteel” Fibers for Airbus

The European aerospace giant Airbus is teaming up with AMSilk, a maker of advanced polymers based near Munich, to develop a new composite material for the aerospace industry from fibers consisting of synthetically produced spider silk proteins.

Charging 10 Times Faster

Researchers at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK) in Jülich reported that a new phosphate compound enables solid-state batteries to be fully charged in less than an hour – or 10 times faster than before.

Innovative Power Generator

An innovative new mobile power generator might help make the air in maritime ports cleaner.

Global Alliance Power Fuels

The German Energy Agency (Dena) launched the Global Alliance Power Fuels together with partners from industry, including big names like Audi, Bosch and Siemens.

German R&D Spending High

In this year’s ranking of the 500 most research-intensive listed companies published by the auditing firm EY, there were 32 German companies.

From Green Power to Green Fuel

The Dresden-based cleantech company Sunfire has developed an innovative, highly efficient technology to store and redistribute renewable energy – all while building on existing infrastructure.