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PhotonVentures raises €60M fund to boost photonics startups in Europe

Dutch VC firm PhotonVentures has raised €60mn for its new fund aimed at stimulating Europe’s photonics industry. The capital targets startups and scaleups active in photonic chips — a crucial technology for applications in robotics, quantum computing, and autonomous vehicles. Specifically, the fund will initially […]

Digital euro framework seeks to quell privacy concerns

The digital euro is edging closer to reality, despite concerns over the project’s privacy risks and functionality. The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a legal framework for the electronic currency. Under the draft legislation, digital euros would be accepted for transactions anywhere in the eurozone, […]

This building in Amsterdam is almost 100% reusable

Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has completed Matrix One — a 6-storey, energy-efficient, office and laboratory block constructed using over 120,000 reusable components.  The building is the largest of seven that make up the Matrix Innovation Center in the Amsterdam Science Park, which serves as a […]

Getir eyes Flink takeover as Europe’s rapid grocery delivery sector consolidates

The COVID-19 pandemic was a veritable gold rush for food delivery startups — as the world shut down, people ordered in. These companies promised rapid delivery of groceries from local stores using bikes and scooters, and as demand skyrocketed, investors poured cash into the booming […]