Economy – How ICT can foster growth and development in Europe

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Session title

Economy – How can ICT Foster Growth and Development in Europe

Friday, 13th of June 2014, 09:30

Session subject

  • The role of SMEs in the digital economy
  • How to reduce regulatory barriers to innovation to compete with global markets
  • New online business models

Session description

What challenges and opportunities do IT-SMEs and Start-ups face in Europe?: Finding a European Path – addressing issues such as:

  • Single digital market but cultural, language, tax, administrative hurdles
  • Growing entrepreneurial culture but continued reluctance by investors
  • New online business models and the use of meta / big data
  • Internationalization of IT-SMEs
  • Cross-border interference with Internet infrastructure
  • Financing / Venture Capital / Tax issues
  • Access to qualified labour
  • Access to R&D

Breakout Sessions

11:30 - 13:00h

  • Practical Examples: Successful European IT-SMEs addressing the issue of internationalization (Proposal 69): Session moderator: Dr. Oliver Grün
  • Internet business models in Europe: There is a common view, that the "Internet is for free". Users are not aware of business models which create value e.g. from meta data / big data (proposal 45): Session moderator: Ulrich Kohn
  • Geographic Top Level Domains (GeoTLDs): between profitability and public interest (proposal 4): Session moderator: Dirk Krischenowski

For more details on breakout sessions see: the discussion tab on the upper left side of this page.


Format of this working group at EuroDIG


Protocol. Discussions

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Further reading

Live stream / remote participation

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Live Transcript

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Final report from working group

PDF (approx. 2 weeks after event)

Preparatory meetings

  • 2014-05-06 14:30 - 17:30 Berlin LOAD HQ
  • 2014-05-07 15:00 - 18:30 Berlin LOAD HQ
  • 2014-05-09 15:00 - 16:00 Telco Focal Team
  • 2014-05-13 16:00 - 17:00 Telco Focal Team
  • 2014-05-14 09:30 - 10:00 Telco Linda & Dirk
  • 2014-06-02 16:00 - 16:30 Telco Focal Team
  • 2014-06-03 16:00 - 16:30 Telco Focal Team

Pictures from working group


Session twitter hashtag

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