European Investment Bank lends up to €110 million to Dräger to boost its medical technology research and development efforts

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will lend up to €110 million to Dräger, a German company specialised in medical and safety technology. Founded in Lübeck in 1889 (yes you read that right), Dräger will use the fresh financing to fund R&D projects in medical technology targeting life-saving systems such as anaesthesia devices and ventilators. Jyrki […]

Barcelona-based mental health startup Psious raises €8 million

Spain’s Psious, a VR startup that’s working on a platform for the treatment of mental health disorders, has raised €8 million in a funding round co-led by Sabadell Asabys, Caixa Capital Micro II, and Caixa Capital Tic II, with participation from Banc Sabadell and Carlos Gallardo. Psious plans to use the capital injections to complete […]

University of Zurich spin-off Vay Sports has launched its AI-powered digital fitness coach in beta

Vay Sports, a Zurich-based spin-off startup from UZH, the largest university in Switzerland, has launched a first digital fitness coach that uses computer vision and AI to provide real-time feedback on posture during workouts. Unlike conventional fitness apps, Vay Sports’ three co-founders says its solution uses computer vision technology and algorithms to create a computer […]

Tech.eu Podcast #52: Austria's startup plan, funding for Personio and YouDo, Mangrove's Mark Tluszcz and EU vs. Google (again)

Tech.eu Podcast #114: The UK wants to tackle “online harms”; telemedicine on the rise; events in May; Spotify and the music industry; interview with Tick’s Jessica Butcher

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the new proposal on how to tackle “online harms” from the UK’s DCMS, the goings-on in the telemedicine industry, the long list of events in the first weeks of May, and much more. We’ve also prepared an interview with Jessica Butcher, co-founder of Blippar and Tick.