Investing in Innovation

How big tech companies stifle innovation, retraining workforces is the ‘challenge of our times’, Germany may be on the right path and arguably too many promising European start-ups are California dreaming


Big groups snap up much talent, only to then stifle originality

Tech chiefs are finding a wealth of expertise in neglected middle America

Game champ Oriol Vinyals shows machines how to play popular 1990s shoot-’em-up

Even big names make poor decisions but we can draw lessons on how to approach change

Country’s conformist culture, lack of innovative thinking and pressure for quick returns are holding it back

There is no better place to find scale-up capital than the US

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Acquiring new skills for a changing employment market is becoming essential

Priority is to cover the whole innovation chain

Roots of success are grounded in culture and the German model of capitalism