Fintech gathering steam in Berlin

E-commerce is the uncontested darling of German investors, having attracted over €10bn in investment since 2010 according to AtomLeap’s data. Nevertheless, fintech, the runner-up sector when it comes to attracting funding, is quickly catching up. This is particularly noticeable in Berlin, which is to Germany what Silicon Valley is to the US—the Mecca for entrepreneurs,…

Inclusive standardization: DIN works to incorporate startups in the process of standard setting

In times like ours, when more and more voices are calling for increased regulation of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) in order to avoid their potentially adverse social impacts, standards are more important than ever. That is because multi-stakeholder dialogue, which is part and parcel of the often laborious process of devising technical and…