A swift targeted health response and quick, non-bureaucratic assistance for businesses large and small - those are two reasons Germany has thus far weathered the corona crisis comparatively well. But what might be coming in the future for post-lockdown German business? We take an initial look.
Lightweight Engineering in Germany
Germany is a world leader in lightweight construction and engineering. And that is generating opportunities and innovation in engineering, materials technology, design and services.
Big German Words
New legislation has the German government injecting some €90bn into special project areas and makes it easier for companies to employ specialists in Germany. Big opportunities around.
Video: Germany to Invest Record 86 Billion Euros in Rail Modernization
Germany's rail system will be looking very different in future. The German government and rail company Deutsche Bahn have committed to invest €86 billion in tracks, trains, switching stations, etc ... over the next ten years. Big chance for companies, as Germany is more open than many other countries to foreign involvement in its rail network.
Smart Hospitals in Germany
With aging populations and increasing demand for medical services, AI and other digital innovations are going to become a crucial part of the healthcare of the future. Check out our video on smart hospitals.
Video: German Start-up Produces Solar-powered Car
The German start-up Sono Motors is mass-producing a surprisingly affordable EV that can run on self-generated solar power alone. Not only that, the Sion also includes its own built-in mobility system. Check it out in our new video!
30 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall
The fall of the Berlin wall was nearly 30 years ago today, marking the end of the Cold War and start of reunification. What has gone right and wrong in the reconstruction of the East German economy? Answers in our new video.
30 Years After The Wall: Eastern German Success Stories
In the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the economies of western and eastern Germany have come ever closer together. So how are the eastern economy and research institutions doing? Have the “new” federal states in the east been able to establish themselves as attractive investment locations? To mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) has produced a short film illustrating the state of play in the east with six individual success stories.
Logistics in Germany
With its outstandstanding infrastructure Germany is a world leader in logistics. The World Bank has ranked Germany the #1 in logistics three times in a row. Germany is the geographic center of the EU, has Europe's largest logistics market by far and its most advanced transportation infrastructure offering easy access to the more than 500 million consumers in Europe.
Germany's Decentralized Economy
Compared to other countries in Europe the economic strength of Germany is not based on a single region. Did you know that two thirds of German SMEs are based outside urban areas?
Air Taxis in Germany
Get ready for takeoff! What used to be fiction might soon become reality: Several companies in #Germany are currently working on functioning prototypes of air taxis.
Unicorns in Germany
Germany's business unicorn population is growing fast. Find out why the German startup scene, particularly in Berlin, is booming.
Supercomputers in Germany
Don't know your pentium from your petaflops? No problem. Our video on #QuantumComputing has the answers & will introduce you to the two fastest computers in #Germany. “Juwels” has the power of 60,000 conventional computers while “SuperMUC-NG” can calculate in one second what it would take everyone on earth 6.7 million years to do.
Cyber Security in Germany
The German security technologies market is characterized by a high growth dynamic and constant change which is helping create numerous opportunities for investors and innovative companies alike. Security "Made in Germany" is a strong brand with a high worldwide recognition that is associated with quality, neutrality, and expertise.
FDI in Germany
More than 2,000 foreign companies opened up businesses in Germany in 2018 – a new record. A survey carried out by Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) found that some British companies are investing in Germany in response to the threat of Brexit. For a comprehensive breakdown of FDI in Germany, here’s our brand-new video.
Where in the world is the best place to do business? The answer you often get is Germany. Because Germany works. Here you will find a highly skilled workforce, excellent infrastructure, world-leading industries, a stable society and a great quality of life. Germany works, because all of its parts work smoothly together. A smoothly running engine, that powers business. Your business.
The future of mobility is a megatrend in our global society. The increase in traffic worldwide – especially in cities – is exponential, creating many challenges, but also many opportunities. Be these in electromobility, autonomous and networked transport, or new innovations and resource-conserving production technologies: the German automotive industry is pursuing these opportunities.
Digital Economy in Germany
Round 77 percent (63 million) of the population is regularly online, giving the country most internet users in Europe and making Germany a crucial market for global internet, games and e-commerce companies.
Mobility in Germany
Germany’s automotive industry is the largest in Europe and world renowned as the primary location for innovative car manufacturers and suppliers. Our automotive industry keeps the throttle at full! Germany is a primary location for development facilities and Europe's leading market for passenger car manufacturers and suppliers.
Energy and Environment in Germany
For decades Germany has been the global pioneer in applying renewable energies and environmental technologies. Investments into offshore wind, photovoltaic, geothermal and bioenergy projects will be necessary as well as the set-up of a new, smart energy infrastructure that can balance the fluctuating supply of renewably energies. Furthermore energy, water and resource efficiency technologies will play an even more important role.
Industry 4.0 - Germany's 4th industrial revolution
Germany Trade & Invest proudly presents its newest short film on Industry 4.0 - Germany's 4th industrial revolution. A revolution which promises to marry the worlds of production and network connectivity in an “Internet of Things” making the German strategic initiative "INDUSTRIE 4.0" a reality. The film shows which aspects of industrial production are to be disrupted by digitisation, how Germany is promoting the Industrie 4.0 concept, and the opportunities and investment potential that could arise in the coming years. Leading figures from industry, research and politics talk of their respective experiences and perspectives and paint a complete picture of the Industrie 4.0 concept's current status in Germany.
Germany has set itself the goal of being an integrated industry lead market and provider by 2020. A number of important research institutions, technology clusters and industry actors are working to help make Germany’s INDUSTRIE 4.0 vision a reality.
The world is in a state of digital transformation. Boundaries between the real and virtual worlds are collapsing to create an Internet of Things. Ordinary objects and devices in the physical world communicate independently and exchange information online thanks to increased programmability, memory storage capacity, and sensor-based capabilities.
Life Sciences in Germany
Representing Europe’s most populous country, Germany offers the largest market for Healthcare and Life Sciences products. Both market demand and location factors make it a priority for many international companies preparing expansion to build up their footprint here.
Manufacturing Location Germany
Germany's Machinery and Equipment (M&E) sector is the largest and strongest in Europe. The sector is dominated by small and medium sized companies. The development and processing of materials represents a core element of Germany’s innovative industry culture.
Both the fundamental research for “new materials” and the processing of plastic and metal semi-finished products to create industrial finished parts make a considerable contribution to industrial value added in Germany.
The New Federal States in Germany
GTAI promotes the business location advantages of the new federal states, provides information about developments and business opportunities in the region, and supports eastern German company efforts to access international markets.
Health - Made in Germany
HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY is the export initiative for the German healthcare industry. It supports international companies and organizations that are interested in establishing contact with potential German partners and suppliers.
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