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Mapping the European startup landscape

A deep dive into the influence of research output, patenting, venture capital and human capital on startup financing activity in Europe reveals not all countries are equal.

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Fig. 1: Distribution of startup deals among European countries.
Fig. 2: Biomedical research output differences across Europe.
Fig. 3: Biomedical patent differences across Europe.
Fig. 4: The number of biomedical VC companies across Europe.
Fig. 5: Human capital across Europe for biotech startups.
Fig. 6: Relationship between the number of startup deals and scientific output, patents or VC presence across Europe.


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van Wilgenburg, B., van Wilgenburg, K., Paisner, K. et al. Mapping the European startup landscape. Nat Biotechnol 37, 345–349 (2019).

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