Patrick Coomans keeps an up-to-date list on Twitter with almost 700 cybersecurity startups and scaleups.Read More
The EU Digital Transformation Scoreboard 2018 data analysis show that more Member States perform considerably above the EU-28 average in terms of digital technology integration.
Thanks to its high overall performance, Belgium ranks as a European front runner in the fields of supply and demand of digital skills, investments and access to finance, and digital infrastructures. However, Belgium lags slightly behind in the field of business creation in the ICT sector.Read More
Contrary to popular belief, Europe’s billion-dollar tech companies, known in the tech industry as “unicorns,” are growing faster than their rivals in the U.S., which has ruled the tech roost for decades thanks to companies like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon.
The fact that European unicorns are outpacing U.S. rivals was highlighted in a report published Wednesday by investment banking firm GP Bullhound, which helps tech founders and entrepreneurs to navigate funding rounds and acquisitions.
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OECD book: Measuring the Digital Transformation: A Roadmap for the Future provides new insights into the state of the digital transformation by mapping indicators across a range of areas – from education and innovation, to trade and economic and social outcomes – against current digital policy issues, as presented in Going Digital: Shaping Policies, Improving Lives. In so doing, it identifies gaps in the current measurement framework, assesses progress made towards filling these gaps and sets-out a forward-looking measurement roadmap. The goal is to expand the evidence base, as a means to lay the ground for more robust policies for growth and well-being in the digital era.Read More
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development estimates more than 80% of the trade hit by US and Chinese tariffs will be picked up by other countries – with the EU set to make the biggest gains.Read More
Concerted and creative new solutions are needed to enable women to seize new opportunities in the automation age; without them, women may fall further behind in the world of work.
Women and men face a similar scale of potential job losses and gains, but in different areas. To adapt to the new world of work, they will need to be skilled, mobile, and tech savvy.Read More
The primary goal of our short report is to provide an insight into the nature of successful European accelerators. We did this by using our internally developed scoring model. In addition, we provide a simple path of evolution of the ecosystem as well as our projections for further developments in this field.Read More
Far not enough has been written about intrapreneurs (“entrepreneurs” inside large enterprises). Good article with three reasons why intrapreneurship is a critical asset of any organization, serving long-term survival, sustainable growth, competitiveness and attractiveness.Read More
On March 22nd 2019, the Flemish Government approved a comprehensive impulse program for both AI as well as CyberSecurity. Yearly subsidies for AI initiatives have been increased with 30 Mio EURO, and yearly subsidies for CyberSecurity initiatives have been increased with 20 Mio EURO.
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