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.
Recycling and refurbishment are still rare in Europe’s economies. Platforms like Refurbed offer a first contact to a more sustainable approach.
Global lists are a key source of information for students choosing a university. But how relevant are they to the learning experience?
The European Commission wants to build a strong battery industry that can compete with Asia, but has it entered the game too late?
Krakow, Vilnius and Moscow have become centres for dynamic starts. What do they offer?
From fintech to health to the environment, clever inventions are improving the lives of millions of people.
When Galileo is fully functional in 2020, it will provide the most precise navigation ever, even at the North and South Poles.
Lagos recently hosted the African Fintech Summit for the first time. The Nigerian city has all the attributes needed to become a hotbed for African fintech.
Kenya is brimming with innovation, hoping to establish a truly circular economy.
Online courses can broaden access to higher education. But to help African students get jobs they should be integrated with local universities.
How can European countries become leaders of innovation? Two experts discuss the continent’s weaknesses and possibilities.
Even as concepts like Hyperloop emerge, European leadership is not in danger.
Lagging behind Germany, France has produced only three start-ups valued at more than $1 billion. But it is starting to catch up.
Will the US and China dominate the development of AI? President Macron has ideas that can keep Europe in the game.
As Chinese research increasingly dominates science, Danish universities have set up a centre in Beijing to foster exchanges.
A new technophile President and the inauguration of the giant Station F incubator are providing France with the visibility it needs.
Europe is often at the forefront in the fields of digital safety, antivirus protection and encryption. Here are three examples.
An expert in technological change discusses the EU’s research programme and identifies the next challenges for innovation in Europe.
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.
Building on skills honed over the centuries, western Switzerland has become a world leader in biotech.
Asia’s acquisition of two of the continent’s crown jewels came as a wake-up call. To stay competitive, Europe must innovate.
Determined to understand what internet users are thinking, Christian Henschel now manages one of Europe’s leading platforms in mobile intelligence.
As CEO of Sarenza since 2007, Stéphane Treppoz has turned the online seller into a key style site in 28 countries.
Long known for its scientific creativity and skilled workforce, the Czech capital is redefining itself as a hub for space technology.
Not every start-up wants to move to America. Here are four that have remained loyal to their home turf.
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.
The European Commission turns its attention to four key aspects of the problem.
America is all too attractive for Europe’s innovative technology, but there are ways to stop the haemorrhage.
Home is not just where the heart is – increasingly, it’s also where you find the innovators, the money and the quality of life.
Denmark’s Unity Technologies has revolutionised the video game industry. Its founder, David Helgason, describes how it happened.
Russia has produced an array of new tech companies since the late 2000s. But these start-ups remain virtually unknown outside the country’s borders.
Gently swaying people to act differently is a trick long known to advertisers. Several initiatives have proven its benefits for implementation of private and public policy.
How Europe is shifting towards a more sustainable system by reusing, remanufacturing and recycling.
Some of the most significant triumphs in online innovation, like Spotify and Skype, are Swedish creations.
Spain has become a technological leader in fields from mapping to aeronautics to graphene production.
Will Europe ever be able to compete with Silicon Valley? The answer lies not only in our universities and research parks but also in our primary and secondary schools.
Inspired by Skype, ambitious entrepreneurs have the confidence to believe their dreams can come true
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.