Germany has been one of the most advanced countries when it comes to engineering in the past 3 decades. To this day, companies in Germany are making use of this advantage and create cutting-edge technology. Here is how:
Using science for economic benefit
Germany is investing a lot into research and is providing funding for cutting-edge R&D but has a rather unique approach when it comes to making use of said research. TU Dresden aids in moving research into industry, whether through licensing or by encouraging researchers to start their own businesses.
Researchers at the university must however have permission from administrators before they can submit their findings to a journal. This is to help the researchers consider whether there is intellectual property within the paper that needs to be patented before it reaches the public.
Excellence in electrical engineering
On a fundamental level, it’s fair to surmise that electrical engineering plays a pivotal role in driving the German economy, along with the associated mechanical and plant engineering fields. At the heart of these sectors are stellar German brands such as BMW, Daimler-Chrysler and Volkswagen.
Companies of this type have grown to rely on innovation and constantly improving safety standards and creating a unique culture of precision. Across the board, companies like RS components are offering a wide range of high qualitative products such as highly precise hydrometers, which reflect Germany’s culture of precision.
These precisely devised mechanical parts are some of the key components to the success of their manufacturing and performance. This has equated to some of the world’s most well-known and well-respected brands unfolding and leading the way for new technology.
An educational system with focus on both theoretical and practical learning
The German company Siemens is offering an ongoing pan-European training scheme, where around 10,400 young men and women worldwide – around 7,300 of them being in Germany – are currently enrolled in their training courses. This educational focus is particularly importance, as it re-emphasises engineering fundamentals through hands-on experience and apprenticeships.
Due to the success of the company, Siemens are offering this two-track training, which uses both theory and practice, to encourage young people in and outside of Germany to see the potential of technology and engineering. Since the year of 2017, the scheme set up by Siemens has covered various topics including data analytics, data security, and software development. All of which are very valid and important in today’s research-led business society.
Since the beginning of the training program, which started in Berlin in 1891, over 165,000 people in Germany alone have taken on the training with Siemens. Siemens now invests over 514 million euros into the education of young people based all around the world.
Unemployment-rate of young adults in Germany has been very low in the past years, especially in comparison with countries like Spain. This is due to the encouragement and support that young adults in Germany have around tech industry work and developing their skills to make way for new breakthroughs in technology.