DIGITIZING EUROPE’S ECONOMY – BOOSTING COMPETITIVENESS BY INNOVATION

"THINK DIGITAL!" EVENT SERIES POLICY TOPIC #2 – INNOVATION POLICY

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‘Think Digital!’ – A year-long series on the opportunities and challenges of the digital transformation has concluded its second block with a panel discussion on 28 June 2017. The series’second topic was about innovation policies that play a vital role for Europe’s future and global competitiveness.

If the European Union (EU)intends to be a global leader in economic and technical terms, it has to provide incentives to young entrepreneurs. How can the EU foster innovative technologies to improve its competitive position? What will be the role of policy makers, traditional industries and start-ups in this process? What challenges and risks does Europe have to encounter? These were some of the questions addressed during the panel discussion and at two previous workshops. ‘Think Digital!’ is organized jointly by the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Google, Siemens and ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association).

Authors

Lucas Schramm, Kai Zenner

Publication series

Event Reports

published

Brüssel, August 4, 2017

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