Bavarian Boom

2018 was a good year for Invest in Bavaria and for the Bavarian economy. The economic development agency was able to attract 121 new foreign businesses of the southeastern German state.

Reading with Robots

Researchers at Paderborn University have invented a robot named NAO that helps children learn how to compose complex adjectives and meaningful sentences. The line between learning and playing is blurred.

Germany Gets Top Marks in Renewable Power Production

The “Renewables 2019 Global Status Report” puts Germany among the global ecological leaders.

German-Israeli Cyber Security

Germans and Israelis are teaming up to ward off hacks and other digital attacks in a unique program of so-called partnership accelerators.

Industrial 3D Printing Taking Hold

Almost one-third (32 percent) of all German industrial companies use 3D printing. That was the result of a study of 555 industrial firms with 100 or more employees carried out by Germany’s digital association Bitkom.

6% Increase in German-US Trade thus far in 2019

Despite the threat of trade wars, Germany and the US are doing increased business.

Renewables Records

According to the Fraunhofer Institute, renewables accounted for 47.7 percent of Germany’s electricity production from January to June 2019, up 6.7 percent over the same period in 2018. In June, for the first time ever, solar power was Germany’s leading power source (19 percent), while renewables in general represented 51.9 percent of electricity generated.

Boomtown Berlin

There’s no question which city is Germany’s start-up capital. According to a report by consultancy Ernst & Young, the so-called start-up barometer, 2.1 billion of the 2.8 billion euros invested in fledgling German firms in the first half of 2019 went to Berlin.

The Captain’s App

NautilusLog’s new app allows captains to record crucial data – such as speed, course, position, cargo, weather info and daily events – on their smartphones and then store it in a cloud for simplified access and distribution.

The Proactive Pulse Pad

The Berlin-based start-up Visseiro has come up with a simple, award-winning solution for monitoring key vital signs in real time: an ergonomically designed “smart pad” that can be used while seated through normal clothing, or even in a bed beneath a newborn baby.