- Jul 19, 2019Germany pledges €100 million a year for sustainable energy technology testing
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has chosen twenty energy research consortiums to be eligible for 100 million euros a year in state funds. Their selection came after a nationwide competition as part of Germany’s “Energiewende” – its transition to renewable and sustainable energies.
- Jun 06, 2019Environmental sector in Germany grows 5.7%
Turnover in Germany’s environmental protection sector rose from 70 to 73.9 billion euros from 2016 to 2017, the country’s Federal Office of Statistics has announced. That continues an impressive track record of growth. 66 billion euros were generated by environmental goods, construction and services in 2015.
- May 27, 2019Germany pumps extra €500m into AI
Germany is serious about its investment in artificial intelligence and is bolstering 2019 funds, originally set at around 140 million euros, available by a cool 500 million euros. A similar investment is foreseen for 2020.
- May 23, 2019German electronics buck economic uncertainty
According to the industry organization ZVEI, Germany exported 54.1 billion euros worth of electronics in the first quarter of 2019 – up 5.8 percent over the same pe-riod in 2018. Growth in March was a particularly impressive 6.7 percent. German electronics imports also rose that month by 8.4 percent.
- May 22, 2019Germany the world’s number two among digital experts
Germany is second only to the US as a potential country to work in for the world’s digital experts. That’s according to a study published by the Boston Consulting Group and the global job platform The Network.
- May 13, 2019New Record: Foreign Direct Investment in Germany
More than 2,000 foreign companies opened up businesses in Germany in 2018 – a new record. The US holds its position as the top investor country leading the way with 345 investment projects and Brexit makes UK firms look abroad.
- Apr 29, 2019New cancer test: German researchers develop liquid-biopsy procedure
A team of researchers led by Andreas Baur at Erlangen University Clinic have come up with a new test that could speed detection of skin cancer. The procedure centers around measuring extracellular vesicles produced by the liver in response to cancer cells in human blood.
- Apr 11, 2019US entrepreneurs praise Germany as business location
American companies still love doing business in Germany – that’s the conclusion of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany’s annual survey of US entrepreneurs in the country.
- Apr 09, 2019German Biotech Sets Record, Seeks Investors
Germany’s biotech industry pulled in 4.4 billion euros of business in 2018, up 9 percent over 2017, according to Ernst & Young’s annual report on the sector. Driving the growth were large publically listed companies, whose turnover grew by 12 percent.
- Apr 05, 2019Personalized Skin Cream in 7 Minutes
Finding the skin cream that’s just right for you can be an arduous – and expensive – process, but scientists at Germany’s Frauenhofer Society for Applied Research have found a solution. They’ve come up with a machine that analyzes the specific needs of individual people’s skin and then synthesizes a custom-designed cream within 7 minutes.