New Fund for Fraunhofer Spin-Offs

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will jointly launch a EUR 60 million fund to help spin-offs commercialize the intellectual property generated at the 72 Fraunhofer institutes spread across Germany.

“Black Magic” Energy Storage

In Bitterfeld-Wolfen, at the Technology and Founders’ Center (TGZ) in its chemical park, researchers with the company Black Magic are developing revolutionary energy-storage systems.

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

Germany will invest about the same amount as the next four countries 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.

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.