Frankfurt is the world's largest internet hub - and with volume doubling every year, companies are turning to the latest technology. That was the starting point for one German company - which has built a factory to show what's possible.
The German startup sector pales in size and clout to the industries that traditionally steer the economy, from carmakers to steel producers. Yet what they lack for in size, startups make up for in promise.
Drive an eCar? So you know your AC from your DC, then. What about your CHAdeMO and CCS? Or is yours a Tesla? There are so many standards for EV charging, it's as if the industry wants to make life complicated.
The world's leading fair for the digitization of the economy has started in Hanover, Germany. By 2020, many business processes are expected to involve the Internet of Things, and this is clearly reflected at the fair.
Let's suppose Bill "It's the economy, stupid!" Clinton was right, and citizens vote primarily based on the state of the economy. DW's Andreas Becker has a look at how the German economy is actually doing.
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