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Digital 03-04-2017

Europe needs more successful data mining startups

The European Commission’s proposed reform on copyright is preventing young companies from using text and data mining technology with full legal certainty, warns Michal Sadowski and Michał Brzezicki.

Global Europe 13-01-2017

The Brief: Innovation fetish has created rubbish jobs

Few words have been so ruthlessly fetishised in Brussels as innovation, jobs and growth.

EIT chief: ‘You don’t build Silicon Valley overnight’

As the Commission unveiled a new set of measures to support startups in Europe on Tuesday (22 November), Martin Kern, interim director of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), warned that building the “right ecosystem” will not happen overnight.

New fund for innovation in Europe will encourage more investment

European venture capital received a boost today (8 November) with the announcement of €1.6 billion in venture capital funds. It will provide much-needed additional funding for Europe’s start-ups and early-stage companies, writes Michael Collins.

Universal basic income debate gains traction in the EU

Against the backdrop of the “fundamental transformation of the world of work”, Commissioner for Employment Marianne Thyssen is paying close attention to “free money” experiments ahead of a discussion next year with member states on how to improve social policies.

Brain gain: Six ways the EU startup visa will bring success to Europe

An EU-wide startup visa should make it easier for entrepreneurs to set up businesses and hire talented employees, writes Lenard Koschwitz.

European start-ups catching up with Silicon Valley

Recent studies of European start-ups have found companies thriving in an increasingly favourable business environment, distinguishing themselves from their American competitors. Our partner La Tribune reports.
Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger during a visit to Silicon Valley this week
Digital 24-09-2015

Lawmakers rebuke US ‘digital protectionism’ charges

EU lawmakers have spoken out against accusations that Europe is promoting protectionism aimed at damaging American technology firms.
Trade & Society 30-08-2012

Europe’s fragmented digital market holding back recovery: Report

Europe has failed to create the right "ecosystem" that would encourage the creation of new ICT companies and sub-sectors, holding back the continent's post-crisis recovery, says a new study from the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel.

Tech guru: Build innovation ecosystems, not a Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is a concept that is hard to replicate, so Europeans should instead strive to build ecosystems for innovation that rely on investment, talent, leadership and risk, high-tech guru David Parekh tells EURACTIV.

Business leaders call for investment in ‘humanware’

Leading business executives meeting in Brussels yesterday (31 May) complained about the constant nagging over austerity and structural reforms and urged policymakers to focus on those areas that will boost Europe’s competitive advantage against the rest of the world – investment in people.
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Digital 08-09-2011

EU to define ICT ambition as future Internet is shaped

The role of Europe in shaping the future of the Internet remains to be defined as the European Union's institutions are bracing for a long battle with governments of the union's 27 member states over the amount of money that is to be made available for research & development projects in the ICT sector. The amount of money that will be assigned to the new Horizon2020 research funding programme will show exactly where Europe's ambitions are when it comes to determining which technologies will serve people online.

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