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.

Turkish Investment in Cologne

Linn GmbH, the subsidiary of a major Turkish manufacturer of freezers and cooling technology is founding in the western German metropolis Cologne.

Trade up Your Tractor

A Hamburg-based start-up, E-Farm, now active on four continents, has developed a mobile app and online platform that makes it easy to advertise, search for, and purchase a wide range of second-hand farm machinery.

New German Headquarters for Computacenter

British IT service provide Comupacenter has opened a new German headquarters and an integration center in town of Kerpen in the west of the country.

Money Service for Migrants

The Leipzig-based FinTech company Q-lipay is helping immigrants in Europe and the U.S. pay bills and buy products and services for their loved ones worldwide – and it’s all done safely, cheaply, and in real time.

Cutting Tools

Chinese toolmaker ZCC Cutting Tools Europe opened a new testing and demonstration center in the western German city of Düsseldorf.

Turning Coal into Innovation: German Greentech and Beyond

It´s only logical that any serious agenda for fulfilling the Paris Climate Agreement will entail new jobs and new value chains in many regions and economic sectors. In Germany, phasing out coal is part of this agenda. The federal German government has specified that the phase-out must open up new opportunities for the people and the economies of coal-producing regions.