The ability to innovate and an inventive spirit are an essential basis for securing the future and the international competitiveness of our economic system. For the successful realisation of innovative ideas, new business models or innovative projects, it is not only necessary to ensure close cooperation between all those involved, but also to accompany the processes with foresight and agility.
Global climate protection is the challenge of the century. Binding climate protection targets agreed worldwide will permanently change the economic market environment of all industries, in particular, the energy sector. Climate protection and the preservation of resources will become increasingly important factors, not only in the energy supply and in the industrial power industry, but also in the heating and mobility sector. A key element to achieving greenhouse gas neutrality will be the use of hydrogen. >>
Digitalisation is increasingly determining our health care industry. Most recently, through the coronavirus pandemic shortcomings have become very obvious - especially with regard to the degree of digital maturity of the health care system. Digital health care applications, such as apps or therapeutic medical devices, but also patient records pose massive challenges to the industry in terms of regulation, technology and data processing. >>
In order to continue to position Germany as an attractive location for research and innovation in global competition, the German Government has passed the “Tax Promotion of Research and Development Act” (FZulG), which came into force on 1 January 2020. It is estimated that over the next five years, EUR 5.6 billion will be used by companies via this research funding. >>
Climate policy on the one hand, and social changes, such as an increase in working from home or an increased demand for e-mobility, on the other present new challenges for property owners. The future-oriented realisation of sustainable and climate-neutral use concepts is in greater demand than ever, with implications for various legal and tax issues. >>
The digital revolution has brought about major changes to almost all the companies and sectors in the economy: The direct networking of different stakeholders through digital technologies, the interaction between humans and learning machines and an increase in automation of processes are challenging traditional business models. In particular, the digital-based development of new products and services, as well as distribution and logistics, need new business models. >>