The missing link in primate paralysis
A wireless brain-spine interface allows monkeys to walk again.
Searching for meaning, not just words
An Austrian start-up helps machines understand human language.
Avoiding the sound of silence
With Europe’s ageing population, hearing loss will become a major concern for public health. A new generation of technologies can slow the process.
How noise kills
Sound pollution has become one of the main health hazards in European cities. New technologies may provide some solutions.
From toys and cable to shoes
As CEO of Sarenza since 2007, Stéphane Treppoz has turned the online seller into a key style site in 28 countries.
Successful and resolutely European
Not every start-up wants to move to America. Here are four that have remained loyal to their home turf.
Galileo puts Prague on the cosmic map
Long known for its scientific creativity and skilled workforce, the Czech capital is redefining itself as a hub for space technology.
Europe sees the light
To reach their full potential, the most innovative European start-ups often have no choice but to let American giants buy them. But this is changing.
Keeping innovators at home
The European Commission turns its attention to four key aspects of the problem.
A new frontier for artificial intelligence
Using algorithms to process sound is a booming field. Here are four promising innovations.
Sound from all directions
The latest innovations provide listening experiences that are more immersive than ever. Some technologies even use bones to transmit sound.
“We work with the biggest pool of artists in Europe”
Berlin-based start-up Gigmit connects musicians and concert organisers through an online platform, hoping to revolutionise the market.
The electronic biped
Humanoid robots are finally learning to charm us. Can French-founded SoftBank Robotics stay ahead of the competition after a decade at the forefront?
Where have all the start-ups gone?
America is all too attractive for Europe’s innovative technology, but there are ways to stop the haemorrhage.
Europeans who have returned
Home is not just where the heart is – increasingly, it’s also where you find the innovators, the money and the quality of life.
Flying the “big science” flag
Europe is once again on the hunt for emerging research and development trends that will spawn radical social and economic rewards in years to come. Discover three of the candidate projects.
Opening up the echo chambers
Researchers look for solutions to address the distortion of online information.
The architecture of sound
Towards a more intimate musical experience: Hamburg and Paris introduce innovative acoustics to their spectacular new concert halls.
A new genetic revolution
The ability to modify sequences of DNA with pinpoint precision promises new drugs, healthier livestock and better crops.