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22 January 2014

Leading European tech start-ups have tabled a manifesto for Europe's national leaders, and with the support of European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, the EU is launching at Davos a new think-tank and a new pan-European platform to pave the ground for the development of global champions from Europe.

Speakers: Neelie Kroes, Vice-President and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, European Commission, Brussels; Co-Chair of the Governors for Information and Communication Technologies Industries 2013 Jose Maria Pallete, COO Telefonica Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice Chancellor University of Cambridge Nathalie Boulanger, Senior Vice President, Orange Startup Ecosystem Jim Hagemann, Co-CEO SAP Bill McDermott, Co-CEO SAP Moderator Oliver Cann, Associate Director, World Economic Forum.

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