Startups ready for takeoff

A major airline group has announced it is investing in two exciting tech startups. On the back of its Hangar 51 accelerator programme, International Airlines Group (IAG) has picked Esplorio and Vchain to inv...

Vietnam benefits from carbon project

A startup in England that is using bamboo to make tissue paper has become carbon neutral. The Cheeky Panda announced it is partnering with the World Land Trust (WLT) to take part in its ‘Carbon Balanced’ pro...

Paris fellowship welcomes startups

The world's biggest startup campus is launching a fellowship initiative to help new ventures realise their potential. Station F located in an old Paris train station, originally built in 1929, will open in t...

Porsche launches innovation challenge

Porsche is connecting with startups to develop blockchain technologies for the car industry. Blockchain is a decentralised system which enables speedy and transparent transactions to take place between peopl...

Switching to electric

(SWITZERLAND) One of the pioneers behind the historic Solar Impulse 2 flight over the Pacific aims to develop electric propulsion technologies for the aviation industry. Solar Impulse’s Co-Founder André B...

Tech peace pioneers wanted

Technological advances are reshaping the way the world works and a new accelerator is supporting the development of platforms focussed on ending conflict and promoting sustainable peace. Launched by the Peac...

Staying in touch when off-grid

|15 April 2017| Smartphones are like a second skin to many but the handheld lifeline often becomes obsolete in remote locations or in areas hit by natural disasters - until recently. A US startup was insp...

Making better health affordable

|14 April 2017| USA A technology startup has attracted multi-million dollar backing for a pioneering platform that cuts prescription costs for Americans. Through Blink Health's free online app and webs...

Startups urged to pitch for biocamp

|13 April 2017| EUROPE Bio-based startups in North West Europe (NWE) are being urged to apply for a week of intensive training designed to help them be more innovative. The bootcamp - worth €7,000 - is...

Hug it out wherever you are

|12 April 2017| USA Missing a loved one can be tough and despite the prevalence of smartphone options to stay in touch it can sometimes feel like the emotional connection is lost. It's an issue that in...