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Digital health start-ups are poised to make an impact

A new wave of entrepreneurs aims to bring healthcare into the digital age. Innovations on show at last week’s iMinds conference will assist health and social care professionals, cut costs, make hospitals more efficient and empower patients

Life science start-ups turning to crowdfunding

A new report shows 42 companies raised almost €23M through crowdfunding in Europe in the past five years. Founders say it is a good means of raising quick cash, but not a replacement for angels or VCs

France announces ‘tech ticket’ for foreign start-ups

In a bid to attract start-ups to France, 50-handpicked entrepreneurs will be invited to bootstrap their businesses in Paris

Time to re-think public support for innovation in Europe

The EU still has not learned basic lessons about innovation from its US competition. Professors Gunnar Landgren and Ramon Wyss, both instrumental in the formation of EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities, explain how to remedy the European innovation paradox

It’s a lot easier to grow a start-up in Europe than six years ago

The ecosystem is improved, but dedication, commitment and hard work remain the key to success, says Croatian entrepreneur Ivo Spigel, who interviewed 28 of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs for his book, The European Start-up Revolution

EU technology policies need to reach the start-up audience

What is claimed as the world’s largest technology incubator is taking shape in Paris. Its director, Roxanne Varza, says the city is gathering steam as a digital hub and the EU needs to support European start-ups in going global

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ETH Zurich wins competition for ESA start-up programme
ETH Zurich was awarded the contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the ESA Business Incubation Centre Switzerland. The initiative...
ESADE Alumni and Banc Sabadell name Red Points 'Start-up of the Year'
Red Points is a tech company specialised in protecting digital assets and brands sold online
Time to re-think public support for innovation in Europe
The EU still has not learned basic lessons about innovation from its US competition. Professors Gunnar Landgren and Ramon Wyss, both...
Digital health start-ups are poised to make an impact
A new wave of entrepreneurs aims to bring healthcare into the digital age. Innovations on show at last week’s iMinds conference...
It’s a lot easier to grow a start-up in Europe than six years ago
The ecosystem is improved, but dedication, commitment and hard work remain the key to success, says Croatian entrepreneur Ivo Spigel, who...
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ETH Zurich wins competition for ESA start-up programme

ETH Zurich was awarded the contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the ESA Business Incubation Centre Switzerland. The initiative was launched by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. It supports selected young start-ups with a connection to space technologies.

ESADE Alumni and Banc Sabadell name Red Points 'Start-up of the Year'

Red Points is a tech company specialised in protecting digital assets and brands sold online

Space to boost Swedish start-ups

ESA’s latest business incubator opened last week in Sweden to welcome entrepreneurs with novel spin-off business ideas for the wealth of technologies and systems developed under Europe’s space programmes

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference
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