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Amplifier stage of one of the world's most powerful laser systems

Funding for research infrastructure

Friedrich Schiller University in Jena is receiving more than 10 million euros in funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The plan is to acquire research-relevant equipment infrastructure to be used in cooperation with…

Tahsin Dag, Managing Director of Papacks Sales GmbH.

Packaging specialist Papacks expands in Arnstadt

Packaging specialist Papacks Sales GmbH is setting a breathtaking pace in Arnstadt, Thuringia: In 2020, the company put its first gigafactory into operation at the site; at the end of June, it ceremoniously opened its second building – and…

The billets from high-purity quartz glass produced by QSIL.

QSIL is investing heavily in the future

The company, recently named a "Hidden Champion", has achieved considerable growth in recent years. Following investments in the acquisition of divisions of the H.C. Starck Group, QSIL, which specializes among other things in…

Official visit: the cookie brand “Prinzen Rolle“ in the view.

A good breeding ground for business success

Thuringia is a great location for stable, sustainable corporate growth – just consider these two companies: South African dump truck manufacturer Bell Equipment celebrated its 20th anniversary in Eisenach-Kindel in western Thuringia. Cookie…

Impressive city images in Japan, taken on the occasion of the visit to the OPIE – Optics&Photonics International Exhibition in Yokohama.

The Thuringia International team has been incredibly busy in 2023 – it has carried out projects such as delegation and company trips and organized network meetings and trade fair visits for countries on five continents, making lots of new…

Polymer-based batteries and flexible solar cells as developed at the new institute.

Thuringia already holds considerable potential in battery research and production – now another innovative “building block” is being added: The new “Helmholtz Institute for Polymers in Energy Applications” (HIPOLE) is being established at…

Southwest of Schmalkalden, the new industrial park is being developed directly at the B19 federal road.

New business park creates space for investment

Southwest Thuringia is a sought-after location for investors from a wide range of industries; its industrial and business parks have high occupancy rates. This fact set the scene this past June for the official groundbreaking ceremony for…

IQ Innovation Award Central Germany 2023, award winner in the Information Technology Cluster: The team of Healyan GmbH with the award sponsors enviaTEL GmbH and GISA GmbH.

Thuringian innovations excel in competition

Innovative start-ups from Thuringia won first and second place in the latest cluster innovation competition: The gold and silver medals went to Healyan GmbH from Barchfeld-Immelborn and mi2-factory GmbH from Jena as part of the IQ…

The impressive meander of the Saale river in southeastern Thuringia.

A trip around the world in the heart of Germany

It’s travel season! Let’s go to France, Italy, Norway, Malaysia or Peru! Sounds like a busy itinerary and a faraway destination? It doesn’t have to be – Thuringia, an intercultural state and inspiring tourist locale, offers nearby sites…