Berlin start-up MonitorFish has won the 2020 Change Award of the European Innovation and Technology Institute.
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Germany’s 12 digital hubs have continued to offer valuable resources to fledgling businesses during the pandemic. Workshops and networking events now take place as video conferences, offering foreign firms a unique opportunity to take part remotely.
Buying footwear over the Internet normally involves a certain amount of risk. Cologne start-up OneFID solves developed a digital app that allows buyers to scan their feet, so that the shoes they order is guaranteed not to pinch their toes or chafe their heels.
According to a raft of prognoses, German skies will become increasingly populated by unmanned aircraft – drones – in the years to come. That raises questions of how to ensure safety and practicality, so that drones reach their destinations unharmed.
One minor but constant inconvenience of the coronavirus pandemic – at least for the many people without perfect vision – is that face masks cause their glasses to fog up.
The Latvian startup Maritime Digital relocated its headquarters from Riga to Lübeck in August 2020.
The billboard business in Germany is relatively conservative, with the same traditional, analogue-oriented players dominating the sector even in the digital age. That’s something that Berlin digital outdoor-advertising start-up Hygh aims to change.
One hot start-up sector in Germany at the moment is products made from the cannabis derivative cannabidiol or CBD. Evidence suggests that CBD can alleviate disorders ranging from anxiety and insomnia to epilepsy without creating dependence or having intoxicating effects.
German start-up Dedrone has developed a system of sensors to help ward off airborne intruders.
The unicorns just keep coming and coming in Germany in the first month of 2021, as Munich personnel software start-up Personio has also broken through the USD one billion mark in value.