First, Estonia launched a set of revolutionary delivery robots cruising the pavements of the Estonian capital Tallinn in the past summer. Now, the Baltic country has moved forward with its plans to give a new legal status to all of its smart robots. Continue reading Estonia Proposes Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for Robots
Tresorit, a Swiss-based online cloud storage service with an R&D centre in Budapest, Hungary, first grabbed the attention of the international media a few years ago when it offered a 25,000-US dollar bounty to any hackers that could break its encryption. Continue reading Tresorit Still Unbroken Six Years Later
Innovation and excellence across all its operations: this is the definition given to the Lithuanian Global Business Services (GBS) sector by the latest Invest Lithuania report. Over the past eight years, the Baltic country has strengthened its position as a go-to destination for business services in Northern and Central Eastern Europe, with 41 business centres located in Vilnius alone, while several other towns throughout the country, including Kaunas and Klaipeda, are also growing in importance. Continue reading Lithuania Handed Top Marks for Business Services
GE has launched a recruitment campaign for its Power’s Grid Software Solutions (SWS) centre in Bucharest. GE Power’s Grid Solutions, which helps enable utilities and industry to effectively manage electricity from the point of generation to the point of consumption, serves customers globally with over 19,000 employees in approximately 80 countries. Continue reading GE Inaugurates Its New Bucharest Software Centre
The first Digital Business Space has opened its doors in Sarajevo; helping the city reach the level of other advanced metropolises. The concept, which was developed by the South Eastern European Business Agency (SEEBA), aims to offer business people a working place in the city centre. Continue reading Digital Business Space Gives All Businesses an Office in Sarajevo
The global sourcing industry is at a juxtaposition.
Over 90 per cent of the $956.8 million Belarusian IT market is external and involves exports. In 2016, the share of IT exports, in the country’s total exports of goods and services, accounted for 3.25 per cent, up from 0.16 per cent in 2015, according to EY’s ‘The IT Industry in Belarus: 2017 and Beyond’ report. Continue reading EY: Belarus’ IT Scene Is Thriving
Many have dubbed Cluj-Napoca the emerging Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe. Although this is debatable (for many reasons which are not within the scope of this short article), one thing is clear: technology has found a good home in my native city. Continue reading Nurturing a Needed Knowledge and Innovation Culture
The software and IT sector produces three per cent of Romania’s GDP and is expected to exceed €4.1 billion in 2017. It is growing, thanks to the high demand coming from Western countries, and Romania now stands in sixth place in the global index when it comes to the number of certified IT specialists. Continue reading Romanian IT Business Statistics Are Promising
As far as the UK sourcing market is concerned, Romania has been on the periphery of the sourcing radar for some time now, but has never really made it to the front and centre.
Roughly three years ago, after graduating from UCLA Anderson and developing a severe allergy to cubicles, I moved from perpetually sunny Los Angeles to Cluj, Romania—the heart of Transylvania. Through an extremely circuitous path, I took over a non-profit that was trying to be an accelerator; I built a team and an accelerator programme, had an exit out of the first batch and raised the first accelerator/pre-seed fund in Romania, appropriately named Risky Business. Continue reading Risky (but Rewarding) Business
Since entering the European Union, Romania has shown great potential for developing its innovation areas. Continue reading Romania Could Catch Up in Innovation