One Third of German Start-Ups now Green

More fledgling companies in Germany than ever before are part of the green economy – that’s a main conclusion of the 2023 Green Startup Monitor. The annual report found that 35 percent of start-ups in Europe’s leading economy were green – up from 29 percent last year.

US Chipmaker Starts Building EUR 372 Million Plant in Northern Germany

American semiconductor group Vishay has broken ground on a new production facility in Itzehoe. The plant will be built at a cost of USD 400 million (EUR 372 million) and is expected to double the production of an existing Vishay facility in the northern German city.

“Norway is key to supplying Germany with energy”

With Russian supplies politically off the table, Germany is turning to Norway for more natural gas imports. Michael Kern, the managing director of the Norwegian-German Chamber of Commerce, describes how economic relations between the two countries are developing.

Researchers Use DNA Analysis to Diagnose Beethoven’s Cause of Death

An international research team has cleared up some of the mystery surrounding the death of Ludwig van Beethoven at the age of 56 in 1827.

German Home Solar Battery Sales Tipped to Top One Million

The industry organization German Energy Storage Association (BVES) says that it expects sales in home solar-energy batteries to increase almost 60 percent this year, breaking the one-million-unit mark. That’s the result of a study carried out on the association’s behalf by 3Energie Consulting.

Germany is Getting Clever with AI

Who needs science fiction when present reality is so spectacular? That’s the question posed by artificial intelligence. AI has been in the new a lot lately thanks to ChatGPT, so we thought it would be good to look at what’s going in the area in Europe’s largest economy.

Construction Starts on First European Lithium Converter

Canadian company Rock Tech Lithium has broken ground on a lithium conversion facility in Guben near Germany’s border with Poland. It will focus, initially, on refining newly mined lithium for use in electric vehicle batteries. The company’s plans, though, go beyond that.

Trading on Complexity

More and more start-ups in Germany are working on deeptech solutions – based on fundamentally new scientific-technological approaches and know-how. International businesses are already starting to benefit from this new wave of innovation.

One to Watch: Lubomila Jordanova, co-founder and CEO of PLAN A

Few people in the greentec start-up scene in Berlin have a more impressive track record than Lubomila Jordanova.

Future Mobility – Made in Germany

Whether it’s electric vehicles and EV infrastructure, lightweight engineering, autonomous driving and digitalization, logistics or hydrogen as fuel: Mobility and transportation will change more in the next 20 years than it did in the previous 130. Our video looks at how this change will take place in Germany, and how YOUR business can profit from it.