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Driving what's nextThu, 7 Jun 2012 10:00:00 GMT
Now in its 8th year, the BizSpark European Summit brings together thought leaders in the entrepreneurial community across Europe - investors, start-ups, journalists, government representatives, and Network Partners. The event provides a unique platform to debate the issues facing tech entrepreneurs in Europe and see some of the best start-ups in Europe. Panel sessions at the summit will be discussing The Future of Apps, The Business of Cloud and debating The Evolution of Tech Talent. In addition a Europe-wide Start-up Showcase will feature fourteen of the most promising BizSpark start-ups. After a rigorous selection process, these fourteen companies will pitch live in front of an audience of investors and panel of expert judges. Click through to find out more and watch the live streaming of the event.
Fueling growth and healthy communitiesTue, 08 May 2012 08:00:00 GMT
As eHealth Week and World of Health IT 2012 continue in Copenhagen, Microsoft's Niels Soelberg shares his thoughts on how technology innovation can boost healthcare provision and some of the work Microsoft is doing in the health sector across the region.
Fueling growth and healthy communitiesMon, 23 Apr 2012 08:15:00 GMT
Government IT leaders will be gathering in London from 24-25 April to discuss ‘efficiency and opportunity: how cloud and technology innovations are powering digital public services'. Click through to find out more about the event and read about the customers involved in the event.
Driving what's nextMon, 02 Apr 2012 14:00:00 GMT
Microsoft has shortlisted 27 employees from 12 countries (including six from Europe) as Microsoft Nexters for their use of innovative ideas to help our partners and customers be what's next. The goal of this competition is to provide staff with a platform for sharing their work and the chance for great ideas to be celebrated. Click here to explore their videos and vote for your favourite. The Nexter with the highest number of votes earns the title of the People's Choice Nexter. Voting closes on April 11.
Driving what's nextMon, 26 Mar 2012 13:00:00 GMT
Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, outlines how Microsoft's major investments in Europe this week underscore the company's commitment to realizing individual opportunity and unlocking entrepreneurial talent. Microsoft has announced the company will award €1.5 million in cash grants to 17 European NGOs who help youth gain workforce skills, as well as the launch of a new AppCampus program in partnership with Nokia and the University of Aalto in Finland. Microsoft and Nokia will each invest up to €9 million in the latter program over the next three years to support innovation and growth among mobile startups.
Driving what's nextMon, 26 Mar 2012 06:30:00 GMT
To drive innovation and business opportunities in Finland's mobile ecosystem and beyond, Microsoft Corp. and Nokia will each invest up to 9 million euros into a newly established mobile application development program at Aalto University during the next three years.
Transforming businessMon, 05 Mar 2012 14:00:00 GMT
Microsoft Corp. today published commissioned research from analyst firm IDC indicating that cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs globally by 2015 – including over two million in Europe, Middle East and Africa. IDC's research predicts revenues from cloud innovation could reach $1.1 trillion per year by 2015, which, combined with cloud efficiencies, will drive significant organizational reinvestment and job growth. Click through to see the full release, read a blog post by Microsoft's Klaus Holse and find out more about our work in the cloud.
Transforming businessTue, 28 Feb 2012 11:00:00 GMT
Today in Madrid, Microsoft is announcing an agreement with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) through which we will help drive technology adoption, particularly focused on cloud computing, for the tourism industry. This deal will benefit the 155 UNWTO member countries and the more than 400 affiliate members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities, by helping them apply cloud technologies to improve business efficiency and innovation. Click through to read a blog post on the news by Jean Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International.
Transforming businessWed, 14 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Research with 2,100 small and medium sized business (SMB) owners across 21 European countries has found that a majority (61 per cent) feel their business can make a positive difference to the region's economic woes, while two thirds (64 per cent) believe it is businesses like theirs that will be most responsible for providing the jobs and innovation to bring back the good times. Click through to read more about the research, including a blog post by Klaus Holse, Microsoft Area Vice President of Western Europe, view our infographic on the research highlights, a white paper and further information on the main findings and to find out more about how Microsoft is supporting SMBs.
Driving what's nextTue, 27 Sep 2011 13:00:00 GMT
Microsoft Research marks its 20th anniversary with a series of symposiums—led by the managing directors of its research facilities in China, India, the United Kingdom, New England, Silicon Valley, and Redmond, and intended to provide a day when leading scientists, researchers, and students can discuss technological shifts that are dramatically changing the computing landscape. Join the worldwide celebration, see a sampling of our research and walk through history here.
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