German Carmakers Plan to Spend USD 140 Billion to Develop Electric Vehicles

Germany will invest about the same amount as the next four counrties in the ranking combined.

Personalized Skin Cream in 7 Minutes

German researchers invent new process for individual skin-care products.

EUR 10 Million for Pilot Plant PAZ

The European Union, the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are giving a combined EUR 10 million to the Fraunhofer Pilot Plant Center for Polymer Synthesis and Processing (PAZ) in Schkopau, which has been helping its customers perform polymer synthesis and processing procedures on an industrial-orientated scale since it opened in 2005.

Thinking BIG in Biotech

New foreign investors in German biotech star BioNTech are expecting big breakthroughs in cancer therapies through the development of individually-tailored vaccines; rapid growth is anticipated.

Mapping the Ocean Floor

Satellite technology has allowed us to map the Earth’s surface and parts of the heavens, but 95 percent of the ocean floor is yet to be mapped.

Malaria Beware!

New production process will save lives.

Billions for AI-related Research

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

“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.

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.