Germany Funds 6G Research with €700 Million

Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is making a massive investment to help 6G communications technology replace the current standard 5G. The ministry is allocating EUR 700 million from the government’s “Future Fund” and elsewhere to underwrite 6G research in the coming four years.

Test Success: Making Glass with Green Hydrogen

The Kopernikus Projekte P2X, an initiative of the German Ministry of Research and Education, says that for the first time ever glass has been made using green hydrogen as a heat source. That was after an eight-week test run at a factory operated by German glassmaker SCHOTT.

Germany Launches €100 Million Program for University Hospital Physicians

The idea is to better connect medical research with medical treatment. The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has announced it will invest EUR 100 Million over the ten years to give specialist doctors, who are normally involved in daily practice, more opportunities to carry out research.

ESA Tasks German Firms with Challenging Space X

The European Space Agency ESA has commissioned a study from Bremen company EHB and its subsidiary Rocket Factory Augsburg to predict the future demand for space transportation systems as of 2030.

German Scientists Invent Robot Lifesaver

A research team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB in Ilmenau – together with the water rescue services of the city of Halle – have developed an autonomous underwater vehicle that can save people from drowning. The aquatic robot is the first of its kind in the world.

Mars Perseverance Rover Uses German Photonics

The world’s is currently marveling at the astonishing images being sent back to Earth from the Red Planet by NASA’s Perseverance rover – images taken with the help of camera lenses made by German company Jenoptik.

Lots of New German Medications in 2020

Coronavirus may have dominated the headlines last year, but Germany’s pharmaceutical companies were busy fighting disease on a number of fronts.

Bayer Teams with CureVac

Pharmaceuticals colossus Bayer has partnered with German biotech company CureVac in the latter’s development of a vaccine to combat the coronavirus.

Best of 2020

Throughout 2020, this website featured more than 350 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.

Storing Energy for the Future

The international “enera” project in Germany’s windy northwest is helping make wind power more reliable by supplying new electric batteries to stabilize the grid.