Information and communication technologies
Leaders in information, communication and security tech
Germany's stable, educated workforce, its large pool of small- to mid-sized companies and support for innovation make its ICT industry a world leader.
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Germany is also the second largest European market for security technology.
IDC Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide, 2017 H1
A market for solution-oriented technologies
European Public Cloud Services Spending
Green tech is in demand. Germany’s "Energy Transition" to renewable energy technologies is driven and managed by the ICT industry, supporting e-energy and smart grids. Bitkom reports that by 2020, revenues from e-energy and smart grids will have grown 21 percent annually since 2010.
Excellence in innovation
Berlin's Big Data Center (BBDC), based at Technical University Berlin (TUB), is set up to foster cutting-edge R&D, training scientists and conducting analysis of huge data sets and streams. Recent areas of innovation in R&D at the BBDC include open-source systems for data analytics, connections between new technologies and companies, and machine learning.
Government support + a strong SME economy
Security technologies are supported by the German government's "High-tech Strategy" incentives for various types of projects including "scenario-oriented security research".
Germany's ICT industry includes international icons like SAP, but is dominated by numerous specialised SMEs (what’s known as Germany’s Mittelstand). Taken together, these smaller companies represent a force to be reckoned with on the international ICT market.
Germany's ICT industry sets itself apart through the development of new software and security solutions, making use of Germany’s solid workforce, strong market for IT innovations and collaborative support from government and industry for research. Get in touch to learn more.