When it comes to many aspects of digital transformation, Germany is in the middle of the European pack. But both government and business want that to change – and fast. That’s good news for innovative tech companies looking for a foothold in the heart of Europe.
Finland’s technological prowess creates natural synergies with Germany. GTAI’s Finland representative Niklas Becker and Jan Feller, head of the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce, discuss future business prospects.
When Pratyush Saxena decided to move away from London in 2013, he chose the small, eastern German city of Jena as the best location to launch his new business, Ideatarmac.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the importance of world-class health industries. That’s precisely what Germany has – although there’s plenty of room for innovative international companies to do business in the country’s massive lifesciences market.
Five in a row. That’s Germany’s winning streak after topping the 2021 Anholt Ipsos Nation Brands Index, a survey of how some 60,000 people around the world view 60 various countries.
Gesa Miczaika and Bettine Schmitz have a clear idea about their desired client based. Their EUR 15 million venture capital fund, Auxxo, is only available to start-ups founded by women or teams in which women own at least 20 percent of companies. Meanwhile 60 percent of the investors providing capital for the new fund are female.
A new study carried out by business magazine Wirtschaftswoche und pollsters YouGov suggests that people in the country are growing more enthusiastic about so-called social shopping.
German installations of industrial robots have remained basically steady, which is good news for partners like Japan, whose own sector struggled.
The amount of venture capital pumped into fledgling German companies in the first three-quarters of 2021 was 70 percent more than all of 2020 – that’s according to figures compiled by the online business magazine Pitchbook.
Faster, more powerful and smarter – that’s what Germany is aiming to become by supporting the development of quantum supercomputers. International quantum hardware and application companies are starting to take notice.