Expansion strengthens Germany as a location for innovation
According to ZEW estimates, for example, doubling the tax base would mean an additional nearly 200 million euros in future funding for mechanical and plant engineering alone.
Response from the Federal Government Allows Industry Comparison for the First Time
The response from the Federal Government to a minor interpellation from the FDP parliamentary group (subject matter 19/31672) shows that as of 30 June 2021, a total of 2417 applications for the granting of a certificate have been received by the certification body. Of these, 491 came from the mechanical and plant engineering sector. The manufacturing sector is followed by electrical engineering/DV with 268, chemicals/pharmaceuticals with 186, and motor vehicles/vehicle parts with 58 applications. Across all branches of industry, the share of positively approved projects has been 83 percent so far, including mechanical engineering. There are relatively few differences between individual company sizes or sectors.