First Fully Regulated Blockchain Account

The blockchain bank account allows users to have a single account for both normal banking transactions as well as sending, receiving, storing and trading bitcoin.

Volkswagen and Ford Cooperate

It is an alliance of giants: Volkswagen and Ford announced that they would build commercial vans and medium-sized pickup trucks together as early as 2022, and that they had agreed to look into extending their collaboration to include autonomous driving, electric drives and mobility services.

“Alliance to End Plastic Waste”

In an effort to fight against plastic waste as well as to positively respond to glowing global criticism of the plastics value chain, over two dozen companies launched the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW).

Incentives: Let It Grow

Project financing incentives are available to all investors and are provided by the German government, the federal states, and the E.U. to support business growth.Germany Trade & Invest advises large companies (turnover €50m+) and SMEs.

Telemedicine on the Rise

Telemedicine is making further inroads into the German healthcare system, which could enjoy annual savings of EUR 5.6 billion as a result.

When Britain Goes it Alone

GTAI has set up a unique Brexit-Special website, detailing answers to the most common questions from companies seeking information on how to get into Germany as an EU alternative to the UK.

Green Shipping

As a sign of a greener future, the world’s first cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) departed on its maiden voyage.

3M Expanding in Germany

The American multi-technology group is investing roughly EUR 65 million to build a new 2,600-plus sqm factory with two new lines beginning in 2020, which together will produce 5 million square meters of film annually.

Lower Immigration Barriers

As part of the effort to alleviate Germany’s shortfall of skilled workers, the German government is lowering immigration barriers to let more of them come to the country.