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  • Sean McGuire - The Impact of the UK Snap Election on Brexit Negotiations
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    Sean McGuire - The Impact of the UK Snap Election on Brexit Negotiations
    Date : 16 June 2017

    This month we are delighted to have Sean McGuire, CBI’s Brussels Director, writing for us on the need to secure an open economy during Brexit negotiations following the outcome of the recent UK election.

  • Rising Star: Dr. Jan Schrooten of Antleron
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    Rising Star: Dr. Jan Schrooten of Antleron
    Date : 16 June 2017

    Each month, The LOWdown sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Dr. Jan Schrooten of Antleron; a Belgian start-up focusing on regenerative medicine through sustainable ventures and "risk & reward" sharing partnerships.

  • Lord Lansley: President Macron: What the Results of the French Presidential Elections Mean for the UK and Europe
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    Lord Lansley: President Macron: What the Results of the French Presidential Elections Mean for the UK and Europe
    Date : 8 May 2017

    President-Elect Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French Presidential elections was almost universally welcomed. LOW Associate Lord Andrew Lansley considers the impact of the French elections; what the Macron victory will mean for the UK, for the UK-EU Article 50 negotiations, and for the rest of Europe.

  • Rising Star: Bruno Moreira of Modal Creativity
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    Rising Star: Bruno Moreira of Modal Creativity
    Date : 5 May 2017

    Each month, The LOWdown sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Bruno Moreira of Modal Creativity, a creative and advertising agency focusing on graphic design, brand spaces, web design, photography and multimedia.

  • Article 50: Where to From Here for the UK?
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    Article 50: Where to From Here for the UK?
    Date : 7 April 2017

    This month, LOW Associate Lord Andrew Lansley examines the UK’s post-Article 50 strategy.

  • Rising Star: Ramon Gray of PolyCare
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    Rising Star: Ramon Gray of PolyCare
    Date : 3 April 2017

    Each month, The LOWdown sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Ramon Gray of PolyCare, a company revolutionising the construction industry with polymer concrete blocks made from recycled material, which allows those in deprived communities or disaster zones to quickly build houses that are both resilient and eco-friendly.

  • Guest Blog: A Letter from Germany, by Bettina Appel
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    Guest Blog: A Letter from Germany, by Bettina Appel
    Date : 9 March 2017

    Bettina Appel, Associate Partner at our colleagues, Berbalk Communications Brussels, gives our readers an expert view on what may well be turn out to be the most important event taking place in Europe this year, the German election.

  • Rising Star: Julien Constant of Aguasol Life
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    Rising Star: Julien Constant of Aguasol Life
    Date : 8 March 2017

    Each month, The LOWdown sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Julien Constant of Aguasol Life, a Spanish startup developing portable solar-power water purification systems for rural communities.

  • Guest blog: A Letter From France, by Brendan Bruce
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    Guest blog: A Letter From France, by Brendan Bruce
    Date : 6 February 2017

    Brendan Bruce, Co-Founder of LOWeurope and former Director of Communications of the Conservative Party, is a keen observer of the French political scene. In this year of the French Presidential elections, he gives The LOWdown readers the benefits of his expert view – not only on the runners and riders and their chances of election – but also what that might mean for the EU-UK negotiations post-the result.

  • Rising Star: János Handó of Ladybird Farm Leisure Centre
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    Rising Star: János Handó of Ladybird Farm Leisure Centre
    Date : 1 February 2017

    Each month, The LOWdown sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with János Handó of Ladybird Farm; a leisure centre in Hungary which was established to promote a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature and the environment. Attracting 65,000 visitors and providing 12,000 guest nights a year, Ladybird Farm has developed attractions that do not consume any energy, or, if they do, the farm produces the necessary energy from renewable sources. Ladybird Farm were winners of a prestigious European Business Award for the Environment in 2016.

  • Lord Andrew Lansley: What does
    Title  :
    Lord Andrew Lansley: What does 'Brexit' mean for the UK's healthcare landscape?
    Date : 20 December 2016

    Senior LOW Associate, Lord Andrew Lansley, on the impact of Brexit on the UKs healthcare landscape

  • Guest Blog: Re-Thinking Growth in Europe, by Professor Philippe Aghion
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    Guest Blog: Re-Thinking Growth in Europe, by Professor Philippe Aghion
    Date : 12 December 2016

    This month we are delighted to have Professor Philippe Aghion, the Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University, writing for us on re-thinking growth in Europe; why is Europe’s growth slower than in the United States, and how can we deliver inclusive growth across Europe?

  • Rising Star: Bryan Unkles of Cafeology
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    Rising Star: Bryan Unkles of Cafeology
    Date : 9 December 2016

    Each month, The LOWdown sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Bryan Unkles, Co-Founder of Cafeology; a UK-based ethical company specialising in the supply of the very finest fairtrade and bird-friendly ethical coffee.

  • Rising Star: Peter Irikovsky
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    Rising Star: Peter Irikovsky
    Date : 21 October 2016

    Each month, The LOWdown sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Peter Irikovsky, CEO of Exponea; a Slovakian tech startup which combines analytics with engagement automation.

  • Businesses take over the European Parliament
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    Businesses take over the European Parliament
    Date : 21 October 2016

    This month we are delighted to welcome Ben Butters, Policy Director at Eurochambres, with his report from the European Parliament of Enterprises.

  • On Entrepreneurs and the Summer of Political Change
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    On Entrepreneurs and the Summer of Political Change
    Date : 9 September 2016

    This has been a summer of great political change, and it is our generation who must face the huge challenges that Brexit will bring. But the successful entrepreneurs of the next decade won't come from those who only see the problems, but from those who are determined to exploit the opportunities.

  • SMEs in the spotlight during the Slovak Presidency
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    SMEs in the spotlight during the Slovak Presidency
    Date : 7 September 2016

    This month we are delighted to have Marian Letovanec, Director of the National and International Programmes Section of the Slovakian Small Business Agency, writing for us on the Slovak Presidency of the European Union and SME policy.

  • We
    Title  :
    We've Changed: Introducing LOW
    Date : 20 July 2016

    An open letter to all our readers from LOW's Founder, Sally Low, explaining some important changes to the company following the decision in the UK's vote to leave Europe.

  • Guest Blog: Antoine Rivet of GOPAcom on LOW
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    Guest Blog: Antoine Rivet of GOPAcom on LOW's company rebrand
    Date : 20 July 2016

    We are delighted to welcome a special friend and partner of LOW's, Antoine Rivet, Managing Director of GOPA Com. telling us how he is feeling about LOW's rebrand and Brexit (now the dust has settled).

  • Rising Star: Jan Ståhlberg of Labster
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    Rising Star: Jan Ståhlberg of Labster
    Date : 18 July 2016

    Each month, LOWdown sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Jan Ståhlberg of Labster, an innovative health-tech startup which empowers the next generation of scientists to change the world.

  • Andrew Lansley on Life After Brexit: What We Need to Know (Now)
    Title  :
    Andrew Lansley on Life After Brexit: What We Need to Know (Now)
    Date : 17 July 2016

    LOW Associate, Lord Andrew Lansley, on the negotiations that need to happen now that the UK has voted to leave the EU

  • A Letter from our Founder, Sally Low: Why I
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    A Letter from our Founder, Sally Low: Why I'm Voting to 'Remain' in the EU Referendum
    Date : 6 June 2016

    On June 23rd, the UK goes to the polls to decide whether we remain in the EU, or vote to leave the Union. Here, Sally Low, Founder and MD of Low Associates, pens a personal op-ed on what continued membership means to her, and why we at LA are voting to 'remain' in the upcoming referendum.

  • Guest Blog:
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    Guest Blog: 'Why Brexit is Bad for UK Business', by Karan Bilimoria (Founder of Cobra Beer)
    Date : 3 June 2016

    This month we are delighted to welcome one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer, writing for us ahead of the UK’s ‘Brexit’ referendum.

  • Rising Star: Anita Schjøll Brede of Iris AI
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    Rising Star: Anita Schjøll Brede of Iris AI
    Date : 1 June 2016

    Each month, LA Report sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Anita Schjøll Brede of Iris AI; an Artificial intelligence that strives to read and understand the world’s research, and help connect the dots.

  • What the Queen
    Title  :
    What the Queen's Speech 2016 Means for Business
    Date : 18 May 2016

    Low Associate, Lord Lansley, on what the 2016 Queen's Speech has in store for business and SMEs

  • Perfecting Your “Portable Business Pitch”; How to Take Your 60 Second Pitch to a 60 Minute Pitch in No Time, by Barbara Rogoski
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    Perfecting Your “Portable Business Pitch”; How to Take Your 60 Second Pitch to a 60 Minute Pitch in No Time, by Barbara Rogoski
    Date : 4 May 2016

    This month, we are pleased to be have Expert TEDx Speaker Coach, Barbara Rogoski of Successful Speaker Now, writing for us on perfecting your business pitch, and the concept of the ‘portable pitch’.

  • Rising Star: Heleen Willemsen, BabyBloom Healthcare
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    Rising Star: Heleen Willemsen, BabyBloom Healthcare
    Date : 3 May 2016

    Each month, LA Report sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Heleen Willemsen of BabyBloom Healthcare; a medical startup which is on its way to disrupting the hospital incubator market.

  • Julian David on the Business Case for Cyber Security
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    Julian David on the Business Case for Cyber Security
    Date : 8 April 2016

    This month we are delighted to have Julian David, CEO of techUK and Vice President of Digital Europe, writing for us on the business case for cyber security. Because the question is not if a company will face a cyber attack, but when?

  • Rising Star: Kenny Ewan, WeFarm
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    Rising Star: Kenny Ewan, WeFarm
    Date : 4 April 2016

    Each month, LA Report sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Kenny Ewan of WeFarm; a pioneering and multi-award winning social enterprise that is already benefitting more than 29,000 small-scale farmers across Africa and Latin America who don’t otherwise have access to the internet.

  • The UK
    Title  :
    The UK's 'Brexit' Referendum: Reasons to be Cheerful?
    Date : 3 March 2016

    This month, Lord Andrew Lansley examines the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ campaigns ahead of the UK’s ‘Brexit’ vote in June. Who is winning the race to referendum so far?

  • Rising Star: Lorenzo Pradella, GreenBone
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    Rising Star: Lorenzo Pradella, GreenBone
    Date : 1 March 2016

    Each month, LA Report sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Lorenzo Pradella of Greenbone; a medical startup founded in 2014. The company’s patented technology transforms bamboo into ultra-strong bone graft scaffolding to treat patients suffering from skeletal trauma, damage or disease.

  • Martha Lane-Fox on Women Entrepreneurs and Digital Skills
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    Martha Lane-Fox on Women Entrepreneurs and Digital Skills
    Date : 9 February 2016

    This month we are delighted to have Baroness Martha Lane-Fox – founder of lastminute.com, chair of digital skills charity Go ON UK, and the UK Government’s Digital Champion – writing for us on women entrepreneurs and digital skills.

  • Rising Star: Cécile Real, Endodiag
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    Rising Star: Cécile Real, Endodiag
    Date : 8 February 2016

    Each month, LA Report sits down with one of the rising stars of the European startup and entrepreneur community. This month, we catch up with Cécile Real of Endodiag; an SME working towards innovation in disease diagnosis. A seasoned entrepreneur in the medical industry, she co-founder her first start-up, Bioprofile, at the age of 25. When Bioprofile was acquired by a larger company, she co-founded Fluoptics, before co-founding Endodiag in 2011.

  • European Sustainable Enterprises Concerned About Commission’s Draft Circular Economy Package Proposal
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    European Sustainable Enterprises Concerned About Commission’s Draft Circular Economy Package Proposal
    Date : 21 December 2015

    As you may know, on December 2nd, European Commission Vice President Timmermans presented a proposal for a renewed “Circular Economy Package”. This communication, consisting of revised waste legislation and an “Action Plan”, is supposed to be ambitious in transforming the EU market into a circular economy.

  • Rising Star interview: Leo Goovaerts, EcoNation
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    Rising Star interview: Leo Goovaerts, EcoNation
    Date : 18 December 2015

    LA catches up with Prof. Leo Goovaerts, one of the bright sparks behind LightCatcher; a small polycarbonate dome that is placed on the roof of a building. It harnesses the power of the sun to amplify natural daylight within buildings.

  • Crowdfunding, with Kristine Pontoppidan of NinjaConsult
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    Crowdfunding, with Kristine Pontoppidan of NinjaConsult
    Date : 27 November 2015

    Already disrupting the global finance sector and predicted to surpass venture capital as the primary source of finance for startups and SMEs, crowdfunding is flexible and boast almost endless economic potential. Crowdfunding expert, Kristine Pontoppidan, examines the four main types of funding, and why SMEs should consider this alternative finance tool

  • Rising Star: Tim Lagerpusch, Co-Founder of SugarTrends
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    Rising Star: Tim Lagerpusch, Co-Founder of SugarTrends
    Date : 25 November 2015

    LA catches up with Tim Lagerpusch, co-Founder of SugarTrends; an online platform which brings together small, independent stores and boutiques from around the world on one site. It allows the store owners to take their local stores global and compete with larger e-tailers, while enabling consumers to ‘shop glocal’; shopping a curated edit of products from local stores in their favourite cities around the globe.

  • The Value of Design to SMEs
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    The Value of Design to SMEs
    Date : 30 October 2015

    In an increasingly design-savvy world, it is remarkable how little the UK’s world-leading design services are exploited by UK businesses. Talk to many small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and it becomes clear that their view of design rarely reaches beyond their website and logo. While these are critical aspects of design, there is so much more it can do.

  • Rising Star: Goce Armenski, iVote
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    Rising Star: Goce Armenski, iVote
    Date : 27 October 2015

    LA catches up with Goce Armenski, CTO of iVote; an IT company specialized in development of time critical and secure information systems and consultancy for electoral commissions. So far the platform has processed in total 120 million voters worldwide.

  • Rien Otto: How and why SMEs are driving the circular economy
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    Rien Otto: How and why SMEs are driving the circular economy
    Date : 2 October 2015

    Dutch aWEARness is a small company. We make work wear and corporate wear. We embody the core values and methods of the circular economy. All our products are made in a way such that, after they have been worn, they can be recycled into a new yarn or fabric that can be used to make new clothing.

  • Rising Star: Ján Žižka, Photoneo
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    Rising Star: Ján Žižka, Photoneo
    Date : 2 October 2015

    LA catches up with Ján Žižka, CEO of Photoneo, a Slovak start-up that specializes in 3D vision technology. Cooperating with leading industrial suppliers, Photoneo delivers sensoric performance to drive future autonomous systems ranging from collaborative robots, drones, self-driving vehicles to face-recognition and enhancing human vision in augmented reality applications.

  • Rising Star: Åsmund Møll Frengstad, Meshcrafts
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    Rising Star: Åsmund Møll Frengstad, Meshcrafts
    Date : 31 August 2015

    LA catches up with Åsmund Møll Frengstad, CEO of Meshcrafts, a Norwegian start-up specializing in the trading of energy for electric vehicles (EVs).

  • Robert Madelin: Small firms, big innovation?
    Title  :
    Robert Madelin: Small firms, big innovation?
    Date : 31 August 2015

    The Philosopher's stone of the 21st century is the (elusive) starting point from which an economy could reliably arrive at the fastest possible increase in social well-being, sustainable growth and solid employment.

  • Rising Star: Samuel López, Kampaii
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    Rising Star: Samuel López, Kampaii
    Date : 31 July 2015

    LA catches up with Samuel López, cofounder and CEO of Kampaii, an online private club where you can buy drinks and other products at a discount in a selection of the most trendy and stylish locales in the city.

  • Andrew Lansley: Business and Brexit
    Title  :
    Andrew Lansley: Business and Brexit
    Date : 31 July 2015

    Talking to a businessman the other day, he described the effect on his business of the uncertainty leading up to the Scottish Referendum. Every major decision had a 'what if?' scenario attached. Many decisions were put off to await the outcome.

  • Going for Growth
    Title  :
    Going for Growth
    Date : 3 July 2015

    In every European Member State, there are more men than women starting new businesses. This has economic, social and equality implications. Paula Fitzsimons designed Going for Growth to address this challenge by encouraging female owner managers to be ambitious for their business; and helping them learn the entrepreneurial skills to achieve their growth goals.

  • Rising Star : Karen Marquez, Infantium
    Title  :
    Rising Star : Karen Marquez, Infantium
    Date : 3 July 2015

    LA Report meets Karen Marquez, founder of Infantium, to discuss education, inspiriation and motivation

  • Is Europe really that far behind Silicon Valley?
    Title  :
    Is Europe really that far behind Silicon Valley?
    Date : 5 June 2015

    Silicon Valley has unquestionably been the natural hub for high-tech entrepreneurs for decades and is home to many of the world’s most ground-breaking businesses, says Amit Pau of Ariadne Capital. On the other hand, there is not a week that goes by without someone praising a new and upcoming hub for innovative techies. This has been particularly common recently in Europe. Amsterdam, London or Stockholm – all advocating why their city is the ideal choice to start a business. But are these beliefs correct?

  • Rising Star: Taco Carlier of VANMOOF
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    Rising Star: Taco Carlier of VANMOOF
    Date : 5 June 2015

    LA Report meets Taco Carlier, founder of VANMOOF, to discuss cycling, sharing and inspiration in business, Europe and across the world.

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