Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Jake Benford, Frank Eich

From Scale to Purpose?

The EU’s support for startups in the global race for tech dominance

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15 pages, PDF


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With the global race for tech dominance and digital sovereignty set to intensify, we look at what the European Union is doing to strengthen its fledgling but ambitious startup sector. We find that despite bold and proactive new steps, the creation of European unicorns will probably require bigger thinking than the EU can currently muster. Europe’s true strength, however, could lie in channeling the forces of technology strategically to help solve the social and environmental challenges that lie ahead.

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