During the COMPAMED 2016 multiple collaborations were initiated in about 70 arranged business meetings between enterprises from Germany and Fukushima.  IVAM

In 2016 the IVAM Microtechnology Network intensified its activities to improve networking between Japanese and German medical technology companies. Within a collaboration project the cooperation between companies from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the Japanese Fukushima Prefecture was brought forward.

ILS - Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung

The international conference addresses the multiple functions of green infrastructure in the sustainable transformation of cities. It aims to critically reflect the planning and implementation of green infrastructure in cities and regions across Europe. Particular attention is paid to the long-term management of green infrastructure against the background of recent economic trends in spatial development on the one hand, and new approaches of participation and empowerment on the other. Thus, the conference aims to introduce the concept of green infrastructure into political debates based on a critical review of conceptual discussions as well as planning practice.

Bayer takes over Monsanto. © Nanobay

Lars Schweizer, Professor for Strategic Management at Goethe University Frankfurt, calls the planned takeover of Monsanto by German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer a major challenge.

Bayer is buying Monsanto. © Nanobay

According to the German weekly news magazine “Stern” Bayer agrees to buy the US American seed company Monsanto. It is the largest company takeover by a Germany-based group.