Posts in 2019
EU Digital Transformation Scoreboard

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.

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2019Patrick Coomans
Europe’s Billion-Dollar Startups Are Growing Faster Than U.S. Rivals (Forbes)

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.

Read the full article at FORBES

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2019Patrick Coomans
Measuring the Digital Transformation, A Roadmap for the Future

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.

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2019Patrick Coomans
European Startup Accelerator Ranking for 2018

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.

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2019Patrick Coomans