Valuable Fumes

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.

Germany’s Medical Valley

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.

Clever Cooperation

This May, IBM Watson and Bavaria’s Fortiss institute opened a joint technology center in the Bavarian capital Munich.

Faster 3D Printing

3D printing is set to get a whole lot faster. Eight times faster, to be precise.

New Cancer Test

Researchers at the University of Erlangen in Bavaria in southern Germany have developed a screening method for cancer that just requires a blood test.

Research Factory for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

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.

Deduction of R&D Expenditures from Tax

Investors might soon have yet another incentive to invest in Germany.

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.