Rhea Wessel

Germany’s venture capital blues

Why does Germany have such an under developed venture capital market? Science|Business speaks to Rolf Dienst, one of the country’s most prominent VCs.
04 Jun 2008

Exclusive: Escape from the slow lane

Speed – and staying close to the customer – is the key to commercialising new materials for electronics. But you can’t do this in Europe, says Thomas Geelhaar, head of R&D at Merck Chemicals.
04 Mar 2008

Germany names research "Ivy League"

Just three German universities are to get top funding as "elite" research institutions – concentrating resources on a few winners in a national contest to boost R&D and attract international investment.
13 Oct 2006

Germany pledges more for the best

A small number of German universities will next week receive a large boost in fame and fortune as Germany seeks to restore the fortunes of its science.

03 Oct 2006