Made in Germany: Your Business Magazine

In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.

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      Flying power station


      A startup in Berlin is working on a kite that generates electricity as it soars. It's the pulling on the cord that does it. The firm needs investors, technological prowess, and a keen eye on the competition.


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      Stop the waste – make beer out of bread!


      A brewery in Brussels makes beer out of unsold loaves, picking up on a 7000-year-old recipe from Babylon. It's recycling on a modest scale, but it might set a precedent. The brew is bitter but tasty, they say.


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      Bats beat rotors


      Bechstein's bat is a protected species. A court has ruled that a windpark in Germany has to shut down at night so as not to endanger a colony of the bats. DW discusses the issues with Wilhelm Wilberts, who runs a company that operates such facilities.


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      Soldiering on in old age


      Some people can't tear themselves away. The boss of Europe's biggest theme park, who is approaching 70, really doesn't want to retire. Entrepreneurs have the luxury of choice. Most workers don't.


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      ThyssenKrupp: Is two more than one?


      The German industrial group has been in trouble for years. The idea now is to break it into two new companies. Dissent on the boards has led to high-level departures. Will workers suffer? Will profits rise? Is the plan convincing?


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      How unified is Germany really?


      Germany has been one country again for almost three decades. But divisions and differences endure, as revealed in the demographics, economy and cuisine.


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      Chemnitz against the far right


      Rampaging rightwing extremists attacking the police and people they took to be foreigners has tarnished the eastern German city's image. That could be bad for business. So businesspeople there want to sell Chemnitz as tolerant and welcoming.


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      Brexit along the Irish border


      The border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is open. People in the towns on either side move freely back and forth; goods too cross unchecked. This is thanks to the European single market. But Brexit could change it all.


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      Damaged banknotes


      If the dog has eaten your homework and your money, you can get replacement banknotes from the central bank, at least in the eurozone, but only if more than half of each one is still there. But the homework you will have to reconstitute yourself.


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      Doing good with a social cryptocurrency?


      A new cryptocurrency in development aims to reward and finance social and environmental projects. It is managed by the Dorium foundation.


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