Hyperloop for Hamburg Port

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), which operates three terminals in the Port of Hamburg, is teaming up with the California-based R&D company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) as part of a joint venture to implement a test section running from a quay’s edge to a transfer station by 2021.

Detecting Fraud

Fraud costs e-commerce retailers billions each year, as do the rules-based fraud-detection systems they use to identify and block potential fraud.

Geothermal Energy: “Heat Turnaround”

They are calling it the “heat turnaround” in specialist circles, in a nod to Germany’s larger “energy turnaround.”

Most Innovative Country

The World Economic Forum (WEF) crowned Germany the most innovative country in the world.

Electronic Patient Files

The German healthcare system is one step closer to the introduction of electronic patient files – and the myriad benefits they will offer.

Organic Curries

The German startup “College Curries” aims to help economically disadvantaged families in India pay the required university fees for their children by giving Indian housewives the opportunity to market their personal curry mixture in Europe.

Autonomous Driving: the Race is On

“It’s not enough to be good in one or two areas, you have to master all disciplines.”

Siberian Retailer Sets Up Shop in Germany

The Russian discounter Torgservis reportedly plans to open more than 100 stores in Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

Billions for AI-related Research

Germany is putting some real cash behind artificial intelligence (AI).

German Model

Foreign countries are discovering the merits of Germany’s system of universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen).