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Germany has $546 million and wants your R&D

by Michael Ouellette   


Europe's largest economy hopes to attract new business by helping foreign investors commercialize technology

BERLIN—Germany is investing $546 million (EUR410 million) in printed electronics research between 2012 and 2015.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research recently extended its Photonics Research Germany program.

“Printed electronics is generating research results and drawing investors to Germany. Research and development programs and private sector investments make Germany a top location for innovative companies,” Max Milbredt, printed electronics expert at Germany Trade & Invest, said in a release.

The Photonics Research Germany program supports new developments in printed and organic electronics, namely organic photovoltaics and OLED lighting.


“We offer more than R&D. Germany is the largest market in Europe, making it a natural location for companies looking to commercialize and distribute innovative products across the entire continent,” continues Milbredt.

Germany Trade & Invest is the country’s foreign trade and inward investment promotion agency.

Check out the Printed Electronics Europe/Photovoltaics Europe, taking place on April 3-4 in Berlin.


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