Krakow, Vilnius and Moscow have become centres for dynamic starts. What do they offer?
Consumers want to know where their food comes from, but most of the time they still don’t know – a major problem in the event of contamination. Various solutions could make supply chains more transparent.
From fintech to health to the environment, clever inventions are improving the lives of millions of people.
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.
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.
Everyone from Airbus to Uber is interested. They could be part of the urban landscape in the next decade.
Anticipating a decline in car ownership, start-ups like Bestmile and Amber plan to power seamless on-demand services.
These modern-day alchemists spin masses of raw data into gold. Here are four reasons to become one.
With robo-advisors and improved regulation, machine learning could make financial systems friendlier and more rewarding.
Swiss start-up Ava’s wristband collects data on fertility. The goal: to help couples have a baby.
France’s Qwant was built to have two competitive advantages: respecting privacy and being a credible alternative to its American rivals.
Will the US and China dominate the development of AI? President Macron has ideas that can keep Europe in the game.
Europe’s new regulations protect user data. But they may also block information-sharing that affects health and safety.
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.
Germany’s auto industry is embracing the hottest technologies. The capital of Bavaria is driving the shift.
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.
The capital of Catalonia is a technology hub with a vibrant start-up environment. A celebrated football team’s innovation hub was the catalyst.
Europe is often at the forefront in the fields of digital safety, antivirus protection and encryption. Here are three examples.
A Danish start-up makes artificial intelligence available to emergency-care services.
The country is getting a lot of attention for its strict privacy laws. But is it the only option for a data-safe harbor in Europe?
As familiar encryption systems reach their limits, the strange world of particle physics offers new solutions.
To spread viruses and malware, hackers take advantage of loopholes in IT system. Vulnerability fixes exist, but users download them all too rarely.
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.
As CEO of Sarenza since 2007, Stéphane Treppoz has turned the online seller into a key style site in 28 countries.
Not every start-up wants to move to America. Here are four that have remained loyal to their home turf.
The latest innovations provide listening experiences that are more immersive than ever. Some technologies even use bones to transmit sound.
Berlin-based start-up Gigmit connects musicians and concert organisers through an online platform, hoping to revolutionise the market.
Home is not just where the heart is – increasingly, it’s also where you find the innovators, the money and the quality of life.
Researchers look for solutions to address the distortion of online information.
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.
Izanami Martínez is implementing a new, more efficient way to see the doctor – with the smartphone.
With its leading research institutes and ground-breaking innovations, Europe plays a major role in the field of AI.
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.
The digital revolution and the ability to process huge amounts of information have changed the way research is done. Here are three examples.
They’re more and more exclusive And they’re often full of already highly qualified students. Are Massive Open Online Courses failing to democratise education?
Technology Will Save Us teaches programming using toys in a whole new way.
Dublin’s “Silicon Docks” may be known as a welcome destination for U.S. tech giants, but the Emerald Isle has plenty of native innovation to shout about .
Amateurs can now enhance their performance and their health by using wireless devices and biosensors that monitor behaviour, environment and physiology.
Hackers were most likely behind a power outage that affected 700,000 people in western Ukraine in December 2015. What actually happened?
The fight against congestion is getting some new tools: mobile phones and complex algorithms.
A young Danish entrepreneur chose to leave Europe for an exotic location.
Some of the most significant triumphs in online innovation, like Spotify and Skype, are Swedish creations.
The technology behind Bitcoin holds immense potential that we’re just now beginning to fathom.
Spain has become a technological leader in fields from mapping to aeronautics to graphene production.
Blitab co-founder Kristina Tsvetanova discusses the challenges of launching a social start-up.
What if Estonia’s system is hacked? And what if an unsavoury government, domestic or foreign, got hold of Estonia’s information?
Estonian programmer Jaan Tallinn helped create the file-sharing application Kazaa and then the famous video-call system. Now he wants to save the world.
From medical records to taxes to ID cards, Estonians rely on – and trust – information technology more than any other nation in the world.
A French farmer considers Twitter a fabulous way to forge a connection between farmers and consumers.
Daria Tataj, founder and CEO of the Warsaw-based consultancy Tataj Innovation, explains the reasons for Poland’s success.
Computer-science wizard Frederic Jacobs creates a new app that makes cryptography seamless and freely available to millions of mobile users
Cybercrime has gone mainstream – to the distress not only of individuals but also of targets as large as American cities.
More than one million scientific articles are published every year. The process that was established to control their quality is increasingly being called into question.
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.
New technologies and citizen science offer innovative ways to track and quantify emotions. They are uncovering new ingredients in the recipe for happiness.
The worst design sins to avoid, according to usability guru Jakob Nielsen.
You no longer need to be an electronics wizard to build sophisticated devices. “Makers” like the four profiled on these pages are unleashing their creativity thanks to Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards.
The biohacking movement, which appeared in the U.S. in the late 2000s, has now spread to Europe.
People are increasingly concerned about the safety of personal data. The market is responding with new encryption products that are easy to use.
The EU has committed €1 billion to this revolutionary new material. What are the challenges, what are the promises?
Cleverly manipulated Internet buzz can be more effective than an expensive marketing campaign. Marketing expert Ryan Holiday reveals some of his tricks.