Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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I meet Chief Information Officers and find out how broadband boosts business

It was really nice today to meet the members of CIONET again – IT leaders from businesses around Europe, showing what new technology and systems can do for businesses.

OpenIDEO: Now crowdsourcing your ideas for web start-ups

Across Europe, innovative Internet start-ups are making use of web possibilities to try out new ideas and bring them to market. I think that's really important to our future economy: and I care a lot about supporting those entrepreneurs. You may already have seen our Tech All Stars competition to find Europe's hottest start-up talent. And here's one other thing we're doing: the OpenIDEO crowdsourcing challenge. This is about identifying the issues and enablers for start-ups as they launch and grow: and finding the solutions to tackle the issues and support growth. If you haven't yet checked it out, now is a great time.
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