Startups have evolved into an employment driver in Germany. The average number of employees at Startups right now is 17. Front-runner in Germany are Startups from Hamburg and Berlin: they have an average of 24 (Hamburg) and 23 (Berlin) employees, compared to only 11 employees in the Rhein-Ruhr region and Munich.

Industrie 4.0

While in the private sector the introduction of Web 2.0 led to a global connectivity among individuals and the integration of the real and virtual world, we experience a similar movement in the industrial sector, known as Industry 4.0.