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Agrifood 23-08-2018

Eating crickets is good for you, study finds

Eating crickets help support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, is not only safe at high doses but may also reduce inflammation in the body, a new study finds.  For consumers in North America and Europe, crickets and other edible insects are currently getting popular, a trend the EU’s new Novel Food Regulation may significantly strengthen.
Data protection 30-03-2018

Macron eyes AI at European level

Emmanuel Macron unveiled the French strategy for artificial intelligence, stressing the need for Europe to get on board.

Lisbon dreams of ‘Europe’s Silicon Valley’ tag

Lisbon is betting that hosting the Web Summit, Europe's largest tech event, will spur the growth of startups and draw foreign investors, helping it compete with the continent's main innovation hubs.

Europe’s tech industry could get boost from visa overhaul

Changes to chaotic EU visa rules could help workers move to Europe if they receive a job offer—and their chances are better if they find work in the tech or healthcare sectors.
Euro & Finance 17-12-2015

Foreign investment in European ‘unicorns’: A hollow debate?

The acute lack of venture capital in Europe means that 40-60% of funding rounds greater than €10 million are financed by American firms. For the directors of the French fund Idinvest, this is not a problem. Our partner La Tribune reports.
Negotiators have vowed to strike a deal on the data protection regulation by the end of 2015
Digital 02-12-2015

Tech industry goes for last minute appeal on data protection

Tech industry groups are making a last ditch effort to sway negotiators who have vowed to wrap up talks on data protection regulation this month.

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.
EU Commissioner Oettinger, Vice President Ansip and former Commissioner Neelie Kroes all attended the Startup Europe summit in Berlin earlier this year
Digital 02-10-2015

European Commission intensifies charm offensive to court startups

The Commission's initiative on startups has revamped its image, and is speeding up a campaign to catch the attention of Europe's entrepreneurs.

Berlin outranks London in start-up investment

A new study confirms Berlin is the start-up capital of Europe but for those responsible for the sector's success it is no time to rest. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Digital 17-02-2015

Oettinger: IT sector needs new ‘generation of Shakespeares’

A meeting in Berlin between representatives from European startups and EU decision-makers stirred ignited debate over EU digital policies, with Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger speaking in support of net neutrality and tech-startups, while Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip called for other forms of IT promotion. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Baden-Württemberg leads EU in innovation

Within the EU, Germany’s state of Baden-Württemberg is the region with the strongest innovative capacity, with no other European region investing as much economic output in research and development. EURACTIV Germany reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes Germany and Europe can catch up with the United States and China in the digital sector. [World Economic Forum]
Digital 22-10-2014

Merkel calls for ‘industry 4.0’ at German IT Summit

Europe is supposed to become a global leader in the digital world, while Germany hopes for an Industry 4.0 at the national IT Summit, putting net neutrality to the test with a “special service”. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Web start-ups offered EU funding worth €80 million

European start-ups can access EU funding worth €80 million, if they use an open internet platform to develop their web-based businesses.

Europe’s startups get bootcamp booster

In Europe, hundreds of entrepreneurs have set up incubators that are adapting the Silicon Valley model to fast-track new companies. For politicians, the trend represents an economic bright spot, although few, if any, of these firms will ever be a Google or Facebook.
Digital 06-02-2013

Interlocking policy jungle needed for tech success

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.

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