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Tesla's Musk considers CureVac as one of most innovative firms - source

FILE PHOTO: Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk presents an RNA printer, essentially a vaccine production device, on the sidelines of a meeting with the leadership of the conservative CDU/CSU parliamentary group in Berlin, Germany September 2, 2020. Tobias Schwarz/Pool via REUTERS/File photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk and German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier consider vaccine company CureVac as one the world’s most innovative firms, a source said on Thursday, after Musk and Altmaier met on Wednesday.

Musk, who is CEO of Tesla, during the meeting also discussed Tesla’s investments in Germany as well as space technology and autonomous driving, the source familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

Reporting by Christian Krämer; writing by Thomas Seythal; editing by Sabine Wollrab and Michael Nienaber