Cultivating giants: How nurturing university spinouts fuels innovation ecosystems

Innovation thrives at the intersection of academia and entrepreneurship. Universities serve as breeding grounds for startups poised to disrupt industries with their novel ideas and cutting-edge technologies.  Yet, the path…

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TNW Podcast: Daniel Keiper-Knorr on startups and funding; fusion power in Europe delayed again

Welcome to the new episode of the TNW Podcast — the show where we discuss the latest developments in the European technology ecosystem and feature interviews with some of the…

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Icelandic VC closes $87M fund as country’s startup scene comes of age

Amid increasing interest in Iceland’s tech ecosystem, Reykjavik-based Frumtak Ventures has closed a $87M fund aimed at local startups. This is the venture capital firm’s fourth fund, following a €57mn…

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Munich startup planqc secures €50M for ‘Made in Germany’ quantum computers

German quantum computing startup planqc yesterday announced a Series A raise of €50mn. A mere 18 months after its founding, the startup has already scaled its digital atom-based technology to…

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Netherlands’ LUMO Labs launches €100M fund for European impact startups

Dutch venture capital fund manager LUMO Labs is launching a new €100mn fund for Europe’s impact-driven tech startups. Building on LUMO Lab’s existing investment strategy, the new Rise Fund will…

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Greece taps AI-powered satellite tech to build wildfire defence system

Greece’s Ministry of Digital Governance has awarded German startup OroraTech a €20mn contract to build a satellite-based early warning system for wildfires, which last year alone cost the Mediterranean nation…

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