Amazon Opens New R&D Center in Dresden

Political VIPs turned out for a tape-cutting ceremony at Amazon’s new research and development facility in the Saxon city of Dresden.

Battery Changing Could Solve EV Charging Challenge

One of the hurdles to making electric vehicles the rule rather than the exception is the time required to recharge them. Chinese-German firm Infra-Dianba, headquartered in Berlin, wants to solve the problem by simply replacing drained batteries with full ones.

Berlin Rises Up List of “Tech Cities of the Future”

German cities, and first and foremost the capital, had a lot of reason to like the 2021 edition of foreign direct investment magazine FDI Intelligence’s ranking of Europe’s top cities for technology.

3-D Spatial Analysis from Eastern Germany

A private company, a respected university and the police in the eastern regional state of Saxony-Anhalt have come up with a digital 3D analysis system to help emergency responders better deal with crisis situations such as terrorist attacks, fires and natural catastrophes.

Dresden Start-Up “Liberates” Robots with Wi-Fi

Many state-of-the-art robotic systems require 5G technologies, but that creates some problems. 5G networks are relatively expensive, and dead spots can potentially render robots non-operational or even dangerous.

Germany’s New July Unicorns

The summer months are traditionally slower times for business, but this season is the exception where German unicorns are concerned.

Big Thing in Small

One up-and-coming industry attracting the attention of international companies is micro/nano engineering. A cluster has coalesced in the eastern German state of Thuringia, a part of the country best known for its excellence in optics.

Solar Start-Up Takes In EUR 100 Million

Fledgling Berlin solar energy company Enpal has announced the completion of a nine-figure round of financing. The start-up said that its business has increased dramatically since the beginning of the coronavirus, but it’s aiming for still bigger things yet to come.

Insurtech Wefox Joins the Multi-Billion Dollar Club

How to turn a fox into a multiple unicorn? All it takes is a promising business idea and a massive influx of capital such as the USD 650 million just raised by Berlin Insurtech Wefox.

Bremen Space Expertise Helping Power NASA Moon Mission

Three years from now, when NASA’s Orion spacecraft heads for the moon, technology made in northern Germany will help it get there.