When will Europe produce its own global technology giants?

Much has been written on how Silicon Valley emerged. The early combination of world-class research institutions, military establishments, funding and talent certainly helped. Its growth into a huge domestic market with a single language and currency has provided a foundation for global expansion. Importantly, it benefits from a deep, sophisticated capital market that provides diverse … More When will Europe produce its own global technology giants?

Digital and big data — the solutions to sustainably feed a growing world

Ask most individuals about farming and they will describe a farmer with an old tractor and plow. They are often surprised to know that modern agriculture is highly technical. For example, the first commercial drone license issued by the US’s Federal Aviation Association (FAA) was to a company for agricultural application.