Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Digital Economy

We want Europe to be a place that nurtures investment and entrepreneurship. We want to allow our businesses to flourish and to become global leaders in sectors of the future.
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Entrepreneurs and small businesses in Europe are the lifeblood of our economy: they need to be able to start up, scale up, and take advantage of having a market of 510 million people at their fingertips.

Europe's businesses want us to offer them a secure environment, where they will be able to enjoy the benefits of the big data revolution, of cloud computing and cutting-edge technology -and they want to know how they can access finance and support.

Topics included in this chapter:

  • Startup Europe aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU.
  • Future internet - if the Internet could wish for anything on its 40th birthday, it would probably ask to be more powerful, connected and intuitive – responding to our needs at home, work or on the go.
  • Data - harnessing the benefits of access to valuable data on a large scale, to create solutions to problems like health issues and transport challenges.
  • Cloud computing - working for better standards, safer contracts and more cloud in public and private sector.
  • Advisors - we regularly meet with web entrepreneurs and expert groups, like the Digital Champions and Leaders Club, to discuss new ways to promote a more inclusive digital society.

How do you think the EU's digital economy could be boosted? Give us your views on Digital4eu.

Last updated on 05/03/2015