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Riding the EdTech wave

Start-ups are moving into educational technology. Some offer university courses while others advance company training by designing video games.

Finally, intelligent dolls

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.

Sharing artfully

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.

2017

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?

2016

The Vizzualiser

Relying on attractive and informative data visualisations, Craig Mills is on a mission to use hard evidence to bring environmental issues to life.

2015

The DNA gold rush

Thousands of labs and hospitals are eagerly awaiting the portable sequencers that will make bedside genetic analysis a reality.

2014

The content hunter

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.

Attack of the clones

Annoying to some but completely normal to others, copying has become an established business model in the world of start-ups and smartphone apps.

The audiophile

Four Danes have created award-winning upmarket headphones. One of them describes the challenges of fusing design and audio engineering.