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  • Europe’s first licensed cargo drone is edging ever closer to action

    Europe’s first licensed cargo drone is edging ever closer to action
    If you want to see drones flying through Europe, we have good news. This week aircraft company Dronamics was awarded a €2.5 million grant by the European Commission under the prestigious European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator program.  Dronamics is Europe’s first licensed cargo drone airline and The International Air Transport Association (IATA’s) first Strategic Partner for drones. This has taken far too long. But, first, let’s talk about Dronamics. The
  • Startups, take note! These are the tech sectors the EU’s funding in 2023

    Startups, take note! These are the tech sectors the EU’s funding in 2023
    On Tuesday, the European Council approved the EU’s general budget for 2023. This was agreed in negotiations with the European Parliament a week earlier. The two institutions have committed to a total budget of €186.6 billion next year — an increase of 1.1% compared to 2022. According to the Commission, 2023’s budget aims “to boost the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, to put Europe on the path towards a sustainable future, to protect and create jobs, and to st
  • Europe wants to harness the power of the sun… from space

    Europe wants to harness the power of the sun… from space
    Transitioning to clean energy is imperative — and Europe is committed to achieving net zero emissions by the year 2050. But relying on existing renewable energy sources alone won’t do the trick. Intermittency of supply, pressures on land use, scalability, and toxic waste limit how quickly and effectively those solutions can be rolled out. But there’s hope. The European Space Agency (ESA) has been exploring a new technological solution that could overcome all these challenges:
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  • Europe wants to harness the power of the sun…. from space

    Europe wants to harness the power of the sun…. from space
    Transitioning to clean energy is imperative — and Europe is committed to achieving net zero emissions by the year 2050. But relying on existing renewable energy sources alone won’t do the trick. Intermittency of supply, pressures on land use, scalability, and toxic waste limit how quickly and effectively those solutions can be rolled out. But there’s hope. The European Space Agency (ESA) has been exploring a new technological solution that could overcome all these challenges:
  • The ESA backs European space tech — what will this mean for local startups?

    The ESA backs European space tech — what will this mean for local startups?
    It’s official. France, Germany and Italy, the three biggest contributors to the European Space Agency, have joined forces to compete with SpaceX. At a meeting this week, the ESA agreed to guarantee the future of the next-generation Ariane 6 and Vega-C rocket launcher systems.  According to Stars and Stripes, the deal follows months of bickering between Paris and Berlin over issues “including intellectual property rights, export licenses, and the budget”. The ESA is a
  • How to navigate the tech world as a queer person

    How to navigate the tech world as a queer person
    Although times have definitely improved, it’s still not easy being a queer person in the technology industry. There’s still rampant discrimination in the sector, and a “bro” culture that permeates many companies and teams. This can make the tech industry intimidating to any LGBTI+ people looking to break in. Thankfully though, there are a raft of experienced people who can help out. And one of those is Tracy Benson, CEO and co-founder of Obsesh. If you want to get her ad
  • Russian cyberattack on the EU Parliament signals the need for better public sector security

    Russian cyberattack on the EU Parliament signals the need for better public sector security
    The European Parliament’s website was briefly hit by a cyber attack claimed by pro-Russian hackers, officials said on Wednesday. The website went down shortly after EU lawmakers declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” over its attacks on Ukraine. “MEPs highlight that the deliberate attacks and atrocities committed by Russian forces and their proxies against civilians in Ukraine, the destruction of civilian infrastructure and other serious violations of internation
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  • Why the job you apply for may not be the job you get

    Why the job you apply for may not be the job you get
    When most people apply for jobs, they expect the job description on postings to match the job that will be filled. However, our recently published study examining startup hiring shows that this isn’t always the case. Sometimes the job someone applies for might not end up being the same job they’re hired for. Jobs can evolve between the time a decision is made to hire someone, and the actual hiring process itself. Hiring managers might change job duties, hire someone for a different
  • The war in Ukraine is exposing the limits of cyber warfare — and Russian hackers

    The war in Ukraine is exposing the limits of cyber warfare — and Russian hackers
    It’s safe to say that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine hasn’t gone to plan. Russian forces are suffering mounting setbacks, after underestimating the resistance of his adversaries  — and that’s just in cyberspace. The Kremlin’s hacker army – like its conventional military – hasn’t lived up to its fearsome reputation. At least, not yet.  Analysts have offered an array of explanations for Russia’s cyber limitations. They range from
  • The Ukraine conflict is exposing the limits of cyber warfare — and Russian hackers

    The Ukraine conflict is exposing the limits of cyber warfare — and Russian hackers
    It’s safe to say that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine hasn’t gone to plan. Russian forces are suffering mounting setbacks, after underestimating the resistance of his adversaries  — and that’s just in cyberspace. The Kremlin’s hacker army – like its conventional military – hasn’t lived up to its fearsome reputation. At least, not yet.  Analysts have offered an array of explanations for Russia’s cyber limitations. They range from
  • They’Re Live! 10 Great Black Friday 2022 Deals for Designers and Agencies

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  • Ericsson’s multi-million 6G investment puts Europe in the next-gen driver’s seat

    Ericsson’s multi-million 6G investment puts Europe in the next-gen driver’s seat
    Telecommunications specialist Ericsson will invest tens of millions of pounds into 6G research in the UK, working with universities and industry partners on network security, AI, and cognitive networks. The Swedish company, which has already been supplying 5G networks across the globe, said that this 10-year partnership would help drive development of next-gen 6G networks, expected to be commercially available in the 2030s. The investment isn’t just a vote of confidence in the UK, which h
  • Academics develop mind-controlled wheelchairs for tetraplegics

    Academics develop mind-controlled wheelchairs for tetraplegics
    When it comes to advancements for people with neurological impairments and paralysis, brain-computer interface (BCI) projects by Neuralink and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA’s) Brain Initiative show huge promise, especially when it comes to mobility. There are some huge problems though. Progress on this front is often slow, expensive, and — by and large — fails to transfer from a lab setting into the real world. But that’s not to say that there aren
  • The fourth fastest supercomputer on Earth is a quantum-ready juggernaut from France

    The fourth fastest supercomputer on Earth is a quantum-ready juggernaut from France
    What’s got two thumbs, can perform over 240 PFLOPS, and just gave Europe a 50/50 share of the world’s top four most powerful supercomputers? This supercomputer right here: “This supercomputer right here!” Dubbed the “Leonardo HPC System,” what you see above is the world’s fourth most powerful supercomputer and a potential quantum leap towards the creation of Europe’s first exascale computer. Leonardo is built on architecture designed and developed
  • Launch of Europe’s biggest battery energy storage system is a win for renewables

    Launch of Europe’s biggest battery energy storage system is a win for renewables
    Europe’s biggest battery energy storage system has officially begun its operation in Cottingham, UK. The system — which is the largest by megawatts per hour — aims to store electricity generated from renewable sources, such as wind turbines and solar farms, before releasing it at times of high customer demand. The so-called “Pillswood project” was developed by North Yorkshire renewable power firm Harmony Energy Income Trust and uses Autobidder, Tesla’s a
  • European startups are heaping praise on Matter’s ‘game-changing’ IoT standard

    European startups are heaping praise on Matter’s ‘game-changing’ IoT standard
    Last month we shared the launch of Matter 1.0, a new smart home standard developed in collaboration within the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA). They’re developing a single open-source stack that enables developers to build compatible cross-platform devices. Imagine, for example, an Amazon device that integrates with Google Home or Apple Home Kit. Since its launch, it has been well-received by hardware makers. 190 products have received certification or are queued for testing and cer
  • Blockchain development is a far better tech career than you’d think

    Blockchain development is a far better tech career than you’d think
    A decentralized, distributed ledger that tracks and stores every transaction in a verifiable way, the blockchain records transactions across multiple nodes (or computers) in such a way that the registered transaction cannot be altered retroactively. That’s a big difference between a traditional database where information is held centrally and it makes it impossible for any single person or entity to control all the nodes. For a technology that is so relatively new — it was only inve
  • Slush’s startup pitch competition transformed into a political nightmare

    Slush’s startup pitch competition transformed into a political nightmare
    Usually, the winners of a pitching competition are bathed with accolades, media attention, and applause. After it’s done and dusted, all they have to think about is what to spend that sweet, sweet prize money on. But, this year, for one startup, things haven’t gone to plan. Immigram — the winner of the Slush 100 startup competition — is mired in controversy due to its links with the Russian tech scene. Not only are the founders Russian passport holders, but it’s al
  • 27 Best Small Business Ideas for Designers

    Designers have a wide range of lucrative career options.
    This resource puts together some of the best small business ideas to help chart your career path. 
    It covers the market size, earning potential, estimated startup cost, the target audience, and the value they bring to the table. You’ll also learn how to launch the business, the required training and licenses, and a few companies already killing it in the space for your inspiration.
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  • The EU’s push for its own satellite internet is a boon for startups and security

    The EU’s push for its own satellite internet is a boon for startups and security
    The EU has reached a deal to build a €6 billion satellite internet system, driven by the bloc’s push to boost its space and communications sectors, while ensuring internet security by curbing reliance on foreign suppliers. This initiative was first proposed in February 2022, but the European Parliament and Commission only reached a provisional agreement on Thursday. This new scheme comes amidst rising concerns about Russian and Chinese military advances in outer space and a surge in
  • 8 foolproof ways to clutter up your Mac

    8 foolproof ways to clutter up your Mac
    If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in this life, it’s that the more stuff you have, the better. If you have a higher number of things, basic math tells you that you have more money. And we all know that more money is better than less money. That’s why I live life by this simple mantra: you can never have too many things. This doesn’t just apply to day-to-day life, as the same is true of your Mac. Yeah, losers might tell you that clogging up your Apple computer with d
  • The best coworking spaces and cafés in Barcelona to code

    The best coworking spaces and cafés in Barcelona to code
    This article was originally published on .cult by Luis Minvielle. .cult is a Berlin-based community platform for developers. We write about all things career-related, make original documentaries, and share heaps of other untold developer stories from around the world. When you first stumbled across the celebrated Java the Hut coffeehouse joke in The Simpsons, did you ever figure you’d be compiling Java code in a café (in a hut by the beach) yourself? Although the hut part migh
  • Meta takes new AI system offline because Twitter users are mean

    Meta takes new AI system offline because Twitter users are mean
    When I got Meta’s new scientific AI system to generate well-written research papers on the benefits of committing suicide, practicing antisemitism, and eating crushed glass, I thought to myself: “this seems dangerous.” In fact, it seems like the kind of thing that the European Union’s AI Act was designed to prevent (we’ll get to that later). After playing around with the system and being completely shocked by its outputs, I went on social media and engaged with a f
  • 3D printing personalized meds are almost here, thanks to this Finnish startup

    3D printing personalized meds are almost here, thanks to this Finnish startup
    Pharmaceutical manufacturing is closely linked to mass production. In order for medicines to be sold cheaply, they often have to be made in huge amounts. But what happens if you need a drug in a different dose than what’s being sold? Or a different ingredient in the mix than what’s on offer? While personalised medicine currently exists, its strictly small batch stuff, as compounding (the manual preparation of individualised drug treatments) is difficult, time-consuming, and lacks qu
  • 3D-printed personalized meds are almost here, thanks to this Finnish startup

    3D-printed personalized meds are almost here, thanks to this Finnish startup
    Pharmaceutical manufacturing is closely linked to mass production. In order for medicines to be sold cheaply, they often have to be made in huge amounts. But what happens if you need a drug in a different dose than what’s being sold? Or a different ingredient in the mix than what’s on offer? While personalised medicine currently exists, its strictly small batch stuff, as compounding (the manual preparation of individualised drug treatments) is difficult, time-consuming, and lacks qu
  • Why Schengen membership for Croatia, Romania, and Bulgaria is beneficial for Europe

    Why Schengen membership for Croatia, Romania, and Bulgaria is beneficial for Europe
    The Schengen area, the largest border control-free travel zone in the world, may soon expand to include three new members. Currently, it comprises of 22 EU member states and four countries outside the Union: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Now, Croatia, Romania, and Bulgaria — the youngest EU members — are on the right track to becoming part of Schengen. And this is a good thing for startups and businesses in the bloc. Last week, MPEs of the European Parliament appro
  • Swedish startup Sesamy seeks to slaughter the subscription model

    Swedish startup Sesamy seeks to slaughter the subscription model
    Ahh, the pain of digital content. You want to buy one audiobook, or listen to a single premium podcast, but a damn paywall means you have to pay for a subscription to a whole platform. Sure, it might open you to new content, but more likely results in a subscription you never use. Or, even worse, accidentally auto-renew. But a Swedish startup is here to take away your pain: Sesamy. It’s the brainchild of the people behind Acast, the world’s largest podcasting platform. Simply put, S
  • Yes, staging can be a pain — but here’s why you shouldn’t skip it

    Yes, staging can be a pain — but here’s why you shouldn’t skip it
    Programming’s big dirty secret is that everyone has, at some point in their career, broken something big. Big like, wiping the full production database on their first day of work, killing the live application while multiple sales people are showing it to clients, or bringing down half the internet by passing on the wrong piece of data. Oops. There are a million reasons why things go wrong, and not all are completely avoidable. But having a good setup for testing new code can at least miti
  • Europe, take note: The Netherlands commits €1.1B to cycling infrastructure

    Europe, take note: The Netherlands commits €1.1B to cycling infrastructure
    You’d think the Dutch had already covered their entire country with bike paths, but no, there’s more to be done. That’s why, this week, the Netherland’s national government announced a €780 million investment in cycling infrastructure. Combined with existing municipal and provincial commitments, it brings the total investment to €1.1 billion by 2030. This country has cycling in its veins. On a mission to reduce car journeys, the government is finding transport

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