Star Struck

Need a rocket engine? Munich start-up Isar Aerospace Technologies, founded last year, has set its sights high – it aims to become ‘Europe’s SpaceX.’

We are the Robots

Denmark robotics company OnRobot has established its first German subsidiary in the town of Soest.

Reading with Robots

Researchers at Paderborn University have invented a robot named NAO that helps children learn how to compose complex adjectives and meaningful sentences. The line between learning and playing is blurred.

Industrial 3D Printing Taking Hold

Almost one-third (32 percent) of all German industrial companies use 3D printing. That was the result of a study of 555 industrial firms with 100 or more employees carried out by Germany’s digital association Bitkom.

Cutting Tools

Chinese toolmaker ZCC Cutting Tools Europe opened a new testing and demonstration center in the western German city of Düsseldorf.

One to Watch: Pedro Gómez, co-founder of Orbem AI

The Mexican-born biotech scholar who won the 2018 BMWi startup award is no newcomer to commerce: this is his third startup.

The Spirit of Bauhaus

Foreign companies and investors value Germany’s product design expertise as much as they rate Germany as a first class industrial location, explains industrial design expert Uwe Gellert.

SmartFactory as a Service

Digitalization and Industrie 4.0 are making new manufacturing methods possible – and demanding new business models.

Machines in Flow

Germany is one of the largest markets for the Internet of Things applications and is experiencing an upsurge in platform development, which will enable yet further diversification. From an investor perspective, is now the right time to jump into the IoT?

From Bremen to Space

Airbus Defence and Space is currently building “Bartolomeo,” a new European external payload platform of ISS for experiments from industry, at its facilities in Bremen.