The success of Germany’s ICT industry is strongly rooted in the country’s R&D infrastructure. The Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (HHI), recognized with two Emmy awards for its contribution to video compression, stands as an example of the unique research landscape that emerges when cutting-edge companies partner with renowned research institutes. Enabled by both public and private funding, R&D in recent years has made great strides in advancing innovation.
The most recent developments range from facial recognition technology to high-speed data networks. One highlight is the H.264 standard for video compression, which is an essential component of data management on iTunes, YouTube and Blu-ray.
Alongside the largest market for both consumers and companies, Germany presents excellent opportunities for foreign companies looking to bring their innovations to market.