Innovative medium-sized companies with an international outlook: The phrase neatly – and unmistakably – sums up the environmental technology and resource efficiency industry. This description of Germany's green tech industry derives from parameters and trends that were themselves distilled from careful analysis of the company database. They include the revenue structure, employee structure, R&D spending, portfolios, the current business situation and future prospects.

The database was compiled from the findings of a web-based survey of business commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Around 2,500 German green tech firms took part, supplying valuable input to help us document and analyze developments among providers in this dynamic cross-sector industry.

Geographic distribution of companies

In what parts of Germany are providers from the individual green tech lead markets particularly well represented? A series of maps depicts the footprint of the various industry players in Germany.

Regional distribution by number of companies