Saxony Bids to Become Germany‘s Robotics Hotspot

In business, the eastern German state of Saxony is perhaps best known for its microchip industry – the region is nicknamed “Silicon Saxony.” Its automotive sector, which includes facilities of all Germany’s top carmakers, is also quite prominent. Now, the Saxons want to add a third jewel in the crown: robotics.

Germany Redoubles Emphasis on Wind Energy

The new German government wants to put the wind back in the sails of the country’s production of renewable energy. And one major component of that policy is wind energy itself.

Best of 2021

Throughout 2021, this website featured more than 330 articles and videos about Germany as a business and high-tech location. Below is a list so that you can catch up on anything you might have missed.

Berlin Scientists Draw Connection Between Covid-19 and Immune System

Researchers at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and the Charité Hospital, together with colleagues from university hospitals in Bonn and Aachen, have linked a certain type of T cells with especially deadly cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Germany Extends Program to Help SMEs Digitalize

The Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has allocated a further EUR 72 million to its “go-digital” program, which will now run until 2024.

German Ministry Funds Three New Covid-19 Treatments

Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research is investing EUR 24.3 million in Covid-19 medication candidates being developed by the pharmaceutical companies Proteo Biotech, rnatics and Evotec International.

German University Develops Anti-Viral Light Curtain

Researchers at the Tropical Institute of the Ludwig Maximillian University (LMU) Clinic in Munich have come up with a novel way to prevent the spread of virus-carrying aerosols: a pathogen-killing barrier of ultraviolet light.

German Economic Ministry Allocates EUR 900 Million for H2Global

Germany’s Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has approved nearly a billion euros in hydrogen support funds as part of the government’s H2Global project.

German Trade Associations Unanimously Expect 2022 Growth

In a survey of 48 of Germany’s leading trade organizations, the German Economic Institute (IW) found that all expected production or turnover to grow or remain constant in the new year.

Germany Increases Number of EV Charging Stations

More than 20 percent – that’s how many more electric vehicle charging stations Europe’s automotive heartland had in December 2021 than in December 2020.