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Beyond biotech

Cologne’s BioCampus extends its remit to other disciplines

Cologne's biotech centre BioCampus is branching out from its original purpose. Director André van Hall tells Natasha Turak why an interdisciplinary approach is the way forward.

Alipay from Alibaba

Europe and China make ground as fintech approaches tipping point

The disruption to traditional banking models caused by fintech may be reaching a tipping point, but some investors are looking beyond the US to Europe and China, where the scale of innovation may surpass traditional expectations.

Baidu

China's tech target: domestic dominance leads to global ambition

China's tech companies have thus far largely concentrated on cracking their considerable domestic market. However, led by the likes of Alibaba and Huawei, they are now increasingly looking to expand globally, into both developed and emerging economies.

Porto Alegre

eSky makes journey from Poland to Brazil, via Google

When Polish online travel service eSky began researching promising markets for expansion, it was expected to settle on one of its European neighbours. However, its relationship with Google unexpectedly took it much further afield, as Michal Kaczmarski reports.

Ricardo Rio

Braga's mayor looks to put tech talents on the radar

Ricardo Rio, the mayor of Braga in north-west Portugal, talks to Courtney Fingar about his strategy to build on the city's hi-tech credentials and create a cluster to rival Lisbon and Oporto.

Joao Vasconcelos

Industry minister says Portugal is primed to lure tech start-ups

Portugal is well positioned to attract global tech entrepreneurs with its excellent mix of human resources, location and lifestyle, the country's secretary of state for industry, João Vasconcelos, tells Courtney Fingar.

FDI from UK into North American IT falls

Between 2013 and 2015, FDI from UK into North America software and IT sector fell.

Luxembourgs fintech foundations

A fintech future? Luxembourg seeks financial technology hub status

Luxembourg is carving out a niche as a finch hub, offering start-ups in the sector an impressive support network. However, can such a small location attract and retain the required talent to compete with the likes of London and San Francisco? Natasha Turak investigates.

Software and IT services FDI from North America is on the rise in Asia-Pacific

North American software and IT services project numbers and investment are both increasing in Asia-Pacific.

David Sneddon

View from the C-suite: Google's export search

The internet gains millions of new users every day, but how can a company find them, especially if they are in a different continent? Google export director David Sneddon tells fDi how the tech giant can help.

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