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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.