Recognizing Speech With AI

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed an artificial-intelligence-based system they say recognizes human speech better than human beings do.

AmCham Germany President: Stability, Geography, Education Make Germany So Attractive

Germany’s reputation as a business location has rarely been better among US companies. Frank Sportolari, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Germany, says that’s down to a number of physical, cultural and economic qualities.

Berlin Startup Launches Powerpoint Alternative

A business presentation solution that allows multiple users to work on slides simultaneously and remotely via chatroom – that’s the idea behind Pitch. The fledgling Berlin company’s product has now been officially launched, and developers are touting it as a rival Microsoft’s Powerpoint.

Germany Funds Game Development

In 2018 the German gaming industry was worth EUR 4.4 billion, and the sector has benefited from the coronavirus pandemic as people increasingly look to different forms of home entertainment to keep them occupied.

EU Finances German Covid-19 Therapeutics

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a pair of financing agreements, worth up to EUR 24 million and EUR 24.5 million respectively, with southern German company Atriva Therapeutics and the German subsidiary of US biotech Immunic Therapeutics, for the research, development and testing of medications to fight Covid-19 and other conditions.

“Air-quality solutions need to get more dynamic”

CEO Robert Heinecke of Breeze, the winner of the first de:Hub Startup Games competition in July, talks about what the event meant to his company and how it’s trying to improve the quality of the air we all breathe.

EU Allocates Millions for Corona Warning App

The idea is to network the German corona warning app with the EU Warn Gateway, allowing it to be used throughout the bloc.

Reducing Fertilizer

As of January 1, 2021, regulations of fertilizer use in Germany will be tightened as part of the country’s continuing efforts to reduce the presence of contaminants in the environment. Against this backdrop, experiments are underway in various places to test whether farmers can get by with less fertilizer.

Hydrogen Start-Up Enapter to Enter Mass Production

Saerbeck in the western German state of North-Rhine Westphalia is a modest-sized town of 7200 inhabitants, but it’s about to become a very big address in the hydrogen sector. That’s after Italian-Thai company Enapter announced it will begin mass production of its modular Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) electrolyzers there.

Remote Learning Made Simple

One million users a month – not bad for a fledgling company whose founders not so long ago struggled to earn ten euros on Youtube in that time span.