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Gamescom

Cologne's drive to become start-up hotspot

Long a centre for traditional businesses, Cologne is determined to make itself a leading destination for start-up and tech firms. The potential for collaboration between these old and new industries could be what gives the city an edge over its rivals, finds Natasha Turak 

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.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh's financial technology focus enhances innovation reputation

Edinburgh's global reputation as an innovative city has been enhanced in recent years by a number of digital and financial technology companies either launching within its boundaries or choosing to locate there. Natasha Turak looks at the secrets behind the Scottish capital's success. 

European data centres

A new ice age: Europe's data centres embrace cold

With increasing demand for IT storage, the data centre industry is growing fast and seeking out locations in cold climates that offer cheap, renewable energy and a reliable power supply – all attributes northern Europe possesses in abundance.

UKTI promotes US tech investment in the UK

UK programme looks to draw US tech companies to the "digital capital of Europe".

European cities look to conventions to showcase FDI attractiveness

European cities look to conventions to showcase FDI attractiveness

With the hosting of large, international events leading to palpable increases in foreign investment in a handful of cities across Europe, more and more locations are keen to replicate this success and are working on developing their reputations in the trade events space.

View from Europe: Europe starts to feel the tech effect

Technology is accounting for a growing proportion of the European economy, and its influence is extending into a range of sectors, including retail, financial services and consumer goods.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Why Denmark is looking to fill its investment gap

Denmark has been struggling to attract FDi in the past few years, with its 'investment gap' reaching a towering €69bn in 2012. Despite its highly skilled workforce and reputation for innovation, the country's high costs are perceived to be putting off would-be investors. So what can be done?

Breaking city limits

Second-tier US metros look to global audience through Global Cities Initiative

Beyond the US megacities, several second-tier cities – Seattle, Columbus, San Antonio, Minneapolis/St Paul, San Diego and Portland – are in search of FDI to promote their positions on the world stage. Karen E Thuermer discovers how a major new investment initiative could help them find it.

Tianjin siezes the tech initiative

Tianjin seizes the tech initiative

The Chinese city of Tianjin may lie in the shadow of investment behemoths Beijing and Shanghai, but it is still at the forefront of the country’s high-tech focus, with the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area central to its strong FDI appeal.

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