The Smart State - VPRO Backlight

No longer available to stream


Date Added: 28th June 2019

Date Removed: 4th April 2021

Available for: 22 months



We think new technology is developed by hip companies like Google and Apple. But is this true? VPRO Backlight explores the innovation climate in Europe, to find out what role governments and the private sector play in this. Who finances the development, and who profits from it? What would the iPhone be worth without the internet, GPS and touchscreen technology?


Certificate: 7+

Year: 2015

Duration: 48 min

Episode Length: 48min


Director: Mariana Mazzucato

Studio: Janson Media


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