Global Government Venturing invites its subscribers to choose the most important read of the year.

As the end of the year nears, Global Government Venturing is preparing its annual review and as part of this is asking all its readers to select the top article of 2017. The selection below is a mixture of the most read articles of the year and an editorially curated list.

The headlines link to the article in question, to refresh your memory, and you can find our poll here once you have made your choice.

How to prepare for automation
Erik Vermeulen takes a look at artificial intelligence and asks what it takes to build the right kind of ecosystem.

By Erik Vermeulen, head of governance at Philips Lighting and professor of business and financial law at Tilburg University

Big deal: British Business Bank launches $500m fund
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, first announced by then chancellor George Osborne in 2015, has secured $230m from the European Investment Bank.

By Thierry Heles, editor

Editorial: Brazil breezes through macro headwinds
Over the past few weeks and months, the country has seen positive headlines for large deals, venture fundraising and corporate innovation initiatives.

By James Mawson, editor-in-chief

Europe’s missing unicorns
Editor-in-chief James Mawson considers some of the reasons why the European ecosystem does not produce as many startups valued at $1bn or more as other innovation landscapes such as China.

By James Mawson, editor-in-chief

My five-point plan for the UK’s new industrial strategy
Spindler, CEO of Capital Enterprise – the umbrella group for universities, incubators and accelerators, non-profits and enterprise agencies – gives his view on the UK’s industrial strategy.

By John Spindler, CEO of Capital Enterprise and co-founder of the London Co-Investment Fund

Why entrepreneurs love government technology strategies
Tim Harper takes a closer look at government technology, with a particular focus on the UK and his own experiences launching water treatment company G2O Water.

By Tim Harper, chief executive of G2O Water Technologies

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