Places like Nairobi are booming on the homegrown research and technology fronts. And some global companies are starting to see the African continent as fertile ground for the next wave of innovation and investment in science. But how can this African science boom benefit local populations? And could it possibly stem brain drain?
For some time, "poor but sexy" Berlin has been among the top European cities on the tech startup scene. But that may be changing, as Lisbon - Portugal's capital - takes off as a startup hub. The European Union recently crowned the Iberian port city as "the most entrepreneurial region in Europe for 2015." But can Lisbon dethrone Berlin as the next IT boomtown?