Proptech startup from Munich finds new investors

lCasavi founders (from left) Peter Schindlmeier, Oliver Stamm and David Klötzer The company wants to become the market leader in Europe. (Photo: Casavi) Munich The coronavirus pandemic has also given the rather conservative real estate industry a boost in digitization. During the lockdown, many property management companies and housing companies, which were still working a … Read more

Assistance Dogs: How They Can Make Life Easier

Assistance dogs can make life much easier for people with disabilities. This includes those trained for people with mental illness. As of June 2021, a law has come into force that gives many rights to all assistance dogs. However, they are often denied access to public spaces. An assistance dog owner and trainer talk about … Read more

Global companies are building internal crisis firewalls

Munich, Dusseldorf Holger Engelmann is in a dilemma familiar to many German CEOs. “China, with its 1.4 billion inhabitants, is and will remain an interesting market,” says the CEO of car supplier Webasto in an interview with Handelsblatt. The growing potential cannot and will not be ignored. “We will continue to invest in China.” A … Read more

What Dax companies say about the travel chaos

Frankfurt, Dusseldorf Germany’s major companies complain about traffic chaos at airports and the limited availability of rental cars. This is the result of a Handelsblatt survey of 40 Dax companies. Beiersdorf writes, for example: “There are significant problems with all modes of transport.” Nivea’s maker complains of difficulties with air travel and car rental providers. … Read more

Cloud market leader AWS creates 600 jobs in Germany

AWS logo The cloud provider is significantly expanding its workforce in Germany. (Photo: Reuters) Dusseldorf Cloud specialist AWS has significantly expanded its operations in Germany – due to the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are investing in digitization. This is noticeable when looking for staff: 600 new jobs will be created during the year, said Klaus … Read more

Curevac kicks off new research on cancer

Frankfurt Tübingen-based Curevac AG has lagged far behind in cancer research in recent years, as has vaccines. But here, too, the biotechnology company has now embarked on a new endeavor: “Oncology is the area we will be targeting in parallel with vaccines for infectious diseases,” said Franz-Werner Haas, head of the company, in an interview … Read more

Coronavirus worries cause start-up collapse in China

Beijing Due to the coronavirus lockdown and stricter regulations, start-up funding in China collapsed in the first five months. Nearly 30 percent fewer companies were registered in the four largest cities Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen compared to the previous year. Only half of the companies were established in the economic metropolis of Shanghai compared … Read more

The new magic ball against cancer

Düsseldorf Since the outbreak of the pandemic, about 140,000 people in Germany have died from or with coronavirus and more than 500,000 people are likely to have lost the battle against cancer in the same period. Such data and relationships remind us that the challenges facing medicine in the 21st century still far outweigh the … Read more

More than 100 ships are stranded in the North Sea

Düsseldorf Container traffic jams, which have been causing massive disruptions to world trade deliveries since the fall of 2021, are increasingly shifting from U.S. port cities to the North Sea. This is the result of data presented on Tuesday by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel), which uses the “Kiel Trade Index” … Read more

The start-up company Neural Jam wants to offer companies “digital seminar hotels”.

Jamshid Alamouti The companies that want can also book the coaches at the same time. (Photo: Neural Jam) Munich Jamshid Alamuti knows the world of creativity – and that of business. Born in Iran, he studied painting in England at a young age, produced music and worked as a choreographer at the Moulin Rouge. He … Read more