Thyssenkrupp has opened a research group with the aim of transforming off-gasses created in steel production into methanol, which can be used as fuel.
Location / R&D
The region of Franconia may not be one of the first that spring to mind when you think about innovation in the health industry, but it should be. After all, there’s a reason that there are 850,000 medical patients in this corner of Germany.
This May, IBM Watson and Bavaria’s Fortiss institute opened a joint technology center in the Bavarian capital Munich.
3D printing is set to get a whole lot faster. Eight times faster, to be precise.
Researchers at the University of Erlangen in Bavaria in southern Germany have developed a screening method for cancer that just requires a blood test.
Powering vehicles – and especially trucks and buses – with hydrogen is considered a very promising and particularly climate-friendly alternative as long as it comes from water whose molecules have been split into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity generated by renewable source. Among the German organizations aiming to further develop this technology is Hyfab Baden-Württemberg, a research factory for fuel cells and hydrogen.
Investors might soon have yet another incentive to invest in Germany.
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.
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.
Germany will invest about the same amount as the next four countries in the ranking combined.