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Innovation in IT is replacing the heavy industries of the Soviet era, but there must be a radical change of approach, starting with education, if start-ups are to last

Growth will depend on invention and imagination

Innovation in IT is replacing the heavy industries of the Soviet era, but there must be a radical change of approach, starting with education, if start-ups are to last

David Trayford

Funding outstrips quality ideas

Investors complain about dearth of technology projects to back

Sharing concepts: It is all about the presentation

Prezi now has 28m users, and is growing by almost 1m a month

CD Projekt in Poland

Poland: Getting into the next game

Two homegrown companies succeed in becoming computer game makers

Case studies: Investors are desperately seeking innovation

After a flurry of activity a few years ago, the tech scene in Prague has become more subdued

Opinion: VCs find many attractions in the region

It is crucial for start-ups to grow and stay in the region, as that expansion will be of value to stock buyers

Russia’s next tech titans

The country’s technology industry is booming, with companies such as Yandex emerging as global challengers

Skolkovo needs a decade to work

Russia’s new technopark will spawn innovation, but critics warn against political interference