Germany is putting some real cash behind artificial intelligence (AI).
Location / R&D
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.
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.
The German Energy Agency (Dena) launched the Global Alliance Power Fuels together with partners from industry, including big names like Audi, Bosch and Siemens.
In this year’s ranking of the 500 most research-intensive listed companies published by the auditing firm EY, there were 32 German companies.
Germany’s Federal Cabinet approved the creation of a new agency to give longer-term support to innovative concepts and ideas.
The Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI) proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in September is taking shape.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced in late July that it will provide EUR 15 million in financing to Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH.
Central Corporation (CTR), a specialist in the production of steering systems and connections, has opened its first European Technology Center in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Hezogenrath Technology Park near Aachen.
German companies, researchers and developers are pioneering the disruptive AI applications of the future.Little wonder foreign investment is flowing into German R&D.