deutschland.de spent one month presenting fascinating projects from our community that make our lives that bit better. In the #MySolution social media challenge, our followers around the globe revealed how they design their lives to be more sustainable. From all the wonderful entries, our sustainability jury picked the most creative ideas in the categories “initiatives” and “private individuals” and you voted for your favourites! Here are the winners:
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), in Germany there are currently 22.200 people infected with the coronavirus. 3.761.169 people have tested to be infected during the corona pandemic in Germany, (as of July 29th). According to the RKI, a total of 51.007.130 people were vaccinated (as of July 29th).
In Germany there are 46 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And new ones have been added at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting from 16 to 31 July 2021.
From pacemakers and 3D ultrasound to minimally invasive robot-assisted operations – medical technicians translate the results of clinical research into new products and processes for medical treatment. Both disciplines work hand in hand. A joint bachelor’s degree at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences and University of Heidelberg focuses on these interdisciplinary studies.
A thriving start-up and tech scene, with novel cryptocurrencies and mobile payment services in everyday use: Africa’s young and well-trained population is highly innovative and dynamic.
Mr Beck, you’re mayor of a small town with 35,000 inhabitants. It’s called Tuttlingen and is a world centre? The world centre of medical technology – no more, but no less. And when you talk with doctors, regardless of where they come from, they’ll confirm that. Whether in Asia or the US, in the Arab Emirates or in South America, everywhere in the world products from Tuttlingen are used in diagnosis and operations and as implants, OP lamps made in Tuttlingen ensure light. It’s perhaps our bad luck that the end consumers rarely come face-to-face with our products because they’re usually narcotised when in direct contact with them, but this of course has its good reason. If we produced everyday products for the normal consumer and had the same market position, probably really everyone would know Tuttlingen.
Never before has a vaccine been developed as swiftly as that against the coronavirus. This is thanks to the Mainz-based pharmaceutical company Biontech in cooperation with the US company Pfizer. They developed a highly effective and safe vaccine in less than a year and together put it on the market. In the past, that would have taken years, if not decades. The success story would probably not have been possible without two factors.