The European Central Bank is offering a payment system to compete with digital services and credit card companies. European start-ups could benefit from it.
Artisense develops a 3D-vision technology for autonomous cars and robots to navigate effectively.
Recycling and refurbishment are still rare in Europe’s economies. Platforms like Refurbed offer a first contact to a more sustainable approach.
They’re cheap, quick and convenient – but will the business model for e-scooter sharing hold up?
A Danish start-up has created products that can replace chemical pesticides.
Ynsect is the leading manufacturer of insect-based protein. The start-up is launching its fourth funding round to build a new factory.
To convince investors and customers, start-ups need to build a good prototype. How best to tackle this important step?
How to expand an R&D company into production? The CEO of a photonics start-up explains.
Krakow, Vilnius and Moscow have become centres for dynamic starts. What do they offer?
The Swiss startup OrphAnalytics uses genomics to detect academic fraud and authenticate documents.
French start-up Hopaal has found a way to recycle textiles and even plastic bottles to manufacture environmentally friendly clothing.
Start-ups are moving into educational technology. Some offer university courses while others advance company training by designing video games.
The Fairphone is a smartphone built with “ethical” components. Now it hopes to compete with the iPhone.
Munich-based start-up Celonis helps companies refine their everyday processes.
European universities and start-ups are developing translation tools that have become popular the world over.
Anticipating a decline in car ownership, start-ups like Bestmile and Amber plan to power seamless on-demand services.
With robo-advisors and improved regulation, machine learning could make financial systems friendlier and more rewarding.
By providing regulators with better tools, Mathieu Rosenbaum hopes to create healthier markets.
Swiss start-up Ava’s wristband collects data on fertility. The goal: to help couples have a baby.
The days when Barbie thinks only about what to wear are over. Smart-Gurlz has designed a doll to teach young girls about computer programming.
Formerly home to industry giant Nokia, the country is now a leading player in mobile phone game apps. Here’s a look at what it will take to keep winning.
Edwin Hermkens is cofounder of MedApp, a Dutch start-up created in 2015 to help patients remember to take their medication. He explains how they do it.
WeTransfer is a Dutch start-up expanding into the US and into mobiles, while remaining faithful to its user base: the creative scene. The new CEO explains his strategy.
Dubbed the Bill Gates of the Alps, Austrian entrepreneur Daniel Mattes recently launched his third start-up.
A new technophile President and the inauguration of the giant Station F incubator are providing France with the visibility it needs.
A Danish start-up makes artificial intelligence available to emergency-care services.
After testing its business model, a start-up has to begin producing regular income. This is a tricky step, and few are successful.
With its 2,000 new high-tech companies, Israel has become the Silicon Valley of the Middle East.
Determined to understand what internet users are thinking, Christian Henschel now manages one of Europe’s leading platforms in mobile intelligence.
Dutch start-up Bitsensor tries to help applications protect themselves better from cyberattacks.
An Austrian start-up helps machines understand human language.
As CEO of Sarenza since 2007, Stéphane Treppoz has turned the online seller into a key style site in 28 countries.
Berlin-based start-up Gigmit connects musicians and concert organisers through an online platform, hoping to revolutionise the market.
Humanoid robots are finally learning to charm us. Can French-founded SoftBank Robotics stay ahead of the competition after a decade at the forefront?
Denmark’s Unity Technologies has revolutionised the video game industry. Its founder, David Helgason, describes how it happened.
Izanami Martínez is implementing a new, more efficient way to see the doctor – with the smartphone.
A German start-up improves warehouse automation.
British entrepreneur Sarah Wood founded the tech start-up Unruly, an online video ad platform that was acquired last year by News Corp for nearly €135 million.
Technology Will Save Us teaches programming using toys in a whole new way.
Polaroid enthusiasts have recreated instant film that can be used in old cameras and developed a new camera as well.
Throughout Europe, companies large and small are attacking bad habits and wasteful appliances.
What if your fuse box could talk to you? Created in the midst of Ukrainian turmoil, Ecoisme can analyse home energy consumption in real time.
A journalist explains how start-ups can improve the day-to-day existence of refugees and help make their dreams a reality.
Entrepreneurs are tapping into inexpensive electronics and 3D printing to make robotic prosthesis more accessible.
A young Danish entrepreneur chose to leave Europe for an exotic location.
Blitab co-founder Kristina Tsvetanova discusses the challenges of launching a social start-up.
Relying on attractive and informative data visualisations, Craig Mills is on a mission to use hard evidence to bring environmental issues to life.
Part car, part plane, Aeromobil needs just a 200-m straightaway to deploy its wings and take off.
Victor Henning and two business-school pals describe how they’ve accidentally made science fun.
Daria Tataj, founder and CEO of the Warsaw-based consultancy Tataj Innovation, explains the reasons for Poland’s success.
Marten Blankesteijn, co-founder of Blendle, the new Dutch start-up whose app is already being referred to as the iTunes of the press.
David Becker, the co-founder of Swiss-based Zkipster, explains how his firm became a micro multinational with eight employees on three continents.
Thousands of labs and hospitals are eagerly awaiting the portable sequencers that will make bedside genetic analysis a reality.
It’s a good way to raise money, but it can also hinder a company’s development, explains Tereza Tykvova.
Martin Stiksel, founder of Last.fm, is back with an even more ambitious project: to organise the entire web according to each user’s behaviour.
The worst design sins to avoid, according to usability guru Jakob Nielsen.
Annoying to some but completely normal to others, copying has become an established business model in the world of start-ups and smartphone apps.
Four Danes have created award-winning upmarket headphones. One of them describes the challenges of fusing design and audio engineering.
Crowdfunding demands a well-planned communication strategy, explains Daniela Castrataro, co-founder of the Future of Crowdfunding conference.
Cleverly manipulated Internet buzz can be more effective than an expensive marketing campaign. Marketing expert Ryan Holiday reveals some of his tricks.