What is GDPR? And how does it impact startups?

General Data Protection Regulation, or commonly known as GDPR, will basically overhaul how businesses process and handle data. To keep up with the huge amount of digital data being created, Europe’s data protection rules across the continent have been re-written and…

EU pumping $2.6 billion into Europe’s VC funds

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe. Europe boasts a wealth of talent, world-class researchers and skilled entrepreneurs,…

European Commission launches Watify to promote digital entrepreneurship

The European commission launches Watify to accelerate creation of up to 1.5 million jobs in digital entrepreneurship in Europe The main challenge facing entrepreneurs in Europe is not the lack of great ideas but the fear of turning ideas into…

Eurapp, seeking innovative ideas in the EU app economy

Eurapp, an EC-funded study of the EU app economy led by Dr John Breslin of NUI Galway, is now inviting solvers globally to generate ideas to solve major challenges facing the EU app economy, with a total prize fund of…

Kosovo amongst first in EU to adapt new passports

The latest passports, issued by the Republic of Kosovo, contain Infineon security chips of the SLE 78 product family with “Integrity Guard,” which offers the highest level of data security over the long term and are ideally suited for sovereign…