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The market for applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to treble in Germany’s neighbor by 2025, and even quadruple by 2030. According to one study, telecommunications companies in particular could benefit from the worldwide IoT boom.

The startup Aurora, which specializes in autonomous driving, has announced that it has obtained $530 million of finance. The online wholesaler Amazon is also one of the investors.

Only 4% of startups manage the transformation to so-called scale-up, when the company grows rapidly. A study gives an indication of the most important factors in getting through these growing pains successfully.

Good things come to those who wait? The consultancy company PwC, at least, believes that e-mobility is on the “verge of breaking through”. This is based on new figures that show that a total of 1.1 million battery-operated vehicles were sold in the largest automobile markets in 2018.

What looks like a game is intended to give companies guidance: the Institut für angewandte Arbeitswissenschaft (Institute for Applied Ergonomics – ifaa) has published 32 maps that summarize the most important aspects of Industry 4.0.