Europe’s innovation comeback

As its economy gathers pace, Europe has a chance to take the lead in innovation, technology and productivity. What are the strengths that are giving the continent an edge? FT reporters visited Italy, France, Switzerland and Brussels to find out.

Technology talent being lured back as growth and fresh opportunities renew optimism

Science and research chief says bloc is well placed for next phase of digital transformation

World-class vocational training ensures pool of highly skilled workers

Exporters in Bologna-led region are proving to be engine of recovery

Entrepreneurs and financiers drawn to France as brain drain goes into reverse