The Italian Government policy to attract innovative entrepreneurs from all over the world. Since 2012, Italy has implemented a groundbreaking Startup law to encourage the creation and development of innovative startups. This strategy is key to fostering sustainable growth, technological development and employment, especially for young people. This will promote a new entrepreneurial culture, encouraging greater social mobility and injecting innovation into our business ecosystem.
EU Commissioner Oettinger believes Europe’s industrial competitiveness will in the future depend to a large extent on the capacity to develop high quality software and using the most modern computing technologies. EU is investing €80 million in up to 1,000 start-ups to promote the use of Fiware, a public-private partnership between the EU and a consortium of companies that started in 2011.
The Dutch legal context went through a lot of changes since 2013 when it scored one of the highest privacy ratings in the world. Now, the judicial infrastructure is changing and a new law proposal gives more powers to the Dutch General Intelligence, Security Service and Military Intelligence Agencies to mass survey and wiretap innocent civilians.
The law not only has huge implications for Dutch civilians, it also has a huge impact on internationally focused Dutch startups as they fall under the proposed regulation. For example, there is a new law proposal which allows the Dutch General Intelligence, Security Service and Military Intelligence Agencies to mass survey and wiretap innocent civilians.
The Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE) is set to award a total of €650,000 to the first seven business selected for its two year open data incubator programme.
The startups and SMEs hail from the UK, Italy, France, Estonia and Austria, and provide open data solutions to pressing issues across Europe, including infectious childhood diseases, the recycling of bio-waste and cycling safety in European cities.
Between 50 and 70 open data-focused businesses will be welcomed on to the programme in two month instalments up until August 2016. ODINE has €5m EU grant funding still to award and urges interested companies to register.