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The China connection

Chinese interest in UK technology and innovation is inevitable. Stuart Rock speaks to Cocoon Networks’ John Zai about becoming a major player.

Midas Touch

Exits in the UK tech sector are delivering great returns to their early backers. Brian Bollen looks at TouchType, the latest company to be snapped up by Microsoft.

Add Venture

The European Investment Fund has provided crucial backing for VC investment in the UK. Grant Murgatroyd investigates the impact and asks, will it continue to affect the future of innovation and scale-up investment in Europe?

Healthcare revolution

The rising cost of healthcare provision and an ageing population could create a perfect storm for healthcare services. However, with innovation in medical research and technology offering a cure, David Prosser looks at how the UK is positioning itself to finance a transformation.

Post Coal Post Steel Post Haste

The demise of the Welsh steel industry grabbed the headlines in January. But, in February, Aston Martin announced 75 jobs. Jason Sinclair looks at how Wales is redefining its industrial credentials.

Power Player

Carnaby Street in London, more famous for fashion, is an unlikely location for an energy sector innovator, but KiWi Power has just taken on investment from energy giant ENGIE. Marc Mullen speaks to CEO Yoav Zingher as KiWi goes global.

The Art Of Financing: A Creative Pursuit

The creative industries contribute more than £76bn to the UK economy, but many businesses in the sector still struggle to secure finance for growth. Vicky Meek investigates.

What UK plc needs?

Innovation is vital to balance the 'real' economy and the financial sector. But what role should the state play? Look at the US, argues Mariana Mazzucato.

A solid start

Leaving the security of a huge corporation for a start-up is a tough decision. ForgeRock co-founder Jonathan Scudder speaks to Marc Mullen about raising three rounds of venture funding and creating a global software company to rival Oracle.

Venture landscape

Last year was a record year in terms of global venture capital investment activity. And according to a report on global VC trends by EY, 2015 is likely to see that boom continue.

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