Latest articles from Wendy Atkins

New markets for life sciences sector

New markets for life sciences sector

While the US continues to take the lion’s share of investment and projects in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, locations in Asia and Europe are increasingly attracting the attention of investors. 

The shifting face of corporate real estate

The shifting face of corporate real estate

Companies are changing the way they approach their real estate requirements, with the onus on the property supply market to offer more options and flexibility in a bid to meet client demands.

Getting on board with travel and tourism

Getting on board with travel and tourism

Governments across the globe are recognising the importance of nurturing and developing tourism, both as an industry in itself and as a way to improve their country's image, which can help attract investment in other sectors.

Going places: how technology has helped speed up border control

How technology has helped speed up border control

How are countries using technology to maintain the security of their borders, while ensuring that visitors' early impressions are positive?

Europe takes medtech lead

Stable regulation sees investors eye European medtech sector

The reputation of European companies when it comes to new medical technologies and the continent's attractive regulatory environment is increasingly causing venture capitalists from the US to steer their investments across the Atlantic.

An appetite for innovation

Tuscany keeps innovation heritage alive

The Italian region of Tuscany's rich heritage means that its name is still synonymous with great minds such as Galileo Galilei and Leonardo da Vinci. Such a history of innovation is something the region continues to pride itself upon, and this quality is not lost upon the many foreign companies that have set up shop within its boundaries.

Tuscanys collaborative spirit

Tuscany's collaborative spirit

The close relationship between industry and research and education institutions in Tuscany gives the region an edge when it comes to R&D and innovation.

Liege-Guillemins Station, Liege

Wallonia's creative approach to a new image

The Wallonia region of Belgium is seeking to lose its heavy industry image of previous decades, and its government is using public-private partnerships to steer it down a more creative and innovative path.

small regions stand tall

Europe's small regions show competitive edge in fDi rankings

Europe’s brightest business regions are lining up to compete for investment from firms keen to develop their presence in the continent and expand their market share. And as the rankings for fDiMagazine’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2012/2013 reveal, smaller regions have plenty to boast about.

Communications technology and the transformation of the workplace

Communications technology and the transformation of the workplace

With the emergence of cost-effective and easy-to-use communications technology, many companies are finding financial solutions in more flexible working arrangements, avoiding long-term real estate commitments. But what does this mean for property markets?

Global greenfield investment trends

Crossborder investment monitor

fDi Markets is the only online database tracking crossborder greenfield investment covering all sectors and countries worldwide. It provides real-time monitoring of investment projects, capital investment and job creation with powerful tools to track and profile companies investing overseas.

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Corporate location benchmarking tool

fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.

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Research report

fDi Intelligence provides customised reports and data research which deliver vital business intelligence to corporations, investment promotion agencies, economic development organisations, consulting firms and research institutions.

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