Finland has a business culture that helps start-up companies in the tech sector, says the chief operating officer of Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds. He fears, however, that European regulation could create problems in the future.
SPECIAL REPORT / Europe seeks to capitalise on clusters of internet-driven businesses – such as those in Dublin and Helsinki – whose success relies on a mixture of policy initiatives ranging from education through to taxation, but also word-of-mouth.
SPECIAL REPORT / A move by Finnish company Rovio to produce Hollywood-style blockbuster children’s cartoons demonstrates how innovators in the European tech scene are looking to capitalise on the digital revolution.
SPECIAL REPORT / An explosion in the data-driven economy offers crisis-stricken Europe hopes of recovery, but policymakers who lack the means to measure the phenomenon face challenges in a sector bracing for new regulation.
SPECIAL REPORT / Interlocking policy initiatives covering education, seed funding and access to broadband are all part of the policy mix required to boost European technology start-ups, but the sector also fears that proposed data protection rules might have a chilling effect.