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open-science

Universities and political institutions are all working towards opening up science. The challenge is to unite their different perspectives.
Money transfer start-up

While traditional banks receive commissions that reach up to 9 percent, four British start-ups are using new technology to undercut…
Bookserf, Erbil Sivaslioglu and Kerem Gunes

Everyone has heard of Uber and AirBnB, but they are not the only game in town. Some platforms are purely…
Rachel Botsman

An early enthusiast of what she prefers to call “collaborative consumption,” British-born Rachel Botsman is considered one of the world’s…
Diagram depicting online dating

Since its online debut in 2012, Tinder has dominated the world of online dating. But the competition is hot on…
Portrait photo of David Becker

David Becker, the co-founder of Swiss-based Zkipster, explains how his firm became a micro multinational with eight employees on three…
Portrait photo of Steve Fuller

What the 19th-century thinker did not anticipate.
Portrait photo of Marten Blankesteijn

Marten Blankesteijn, co-founder of Blendle, the new Dutch start-up whose app is already being referred to as the iTunes of…
Stylised illustration of cityscape with tall buildings, parks, people, pets and birds – all featuring some detail related to DNA, e.g. DNA double-helix or DNA code.

Thousands of labs and hospitals are eagerly awaiting the portable sequencers that will make bedside genetic analysis a reality. Start-ups…
Portrait photo of Udo Helmbrecht

From organised crime to technical failures, Europe’s cyber-defender sees no shortage of challenges.