Category Archives: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Most Innovative Companies 2020 – BCG

Facing turbulent and fast-changing markets, innovators need a well-tuned innovation system that can spot emerging product, service, and business model opportunities—and then rapidly develop and successfully scale them—over and over again. Successful Serial Innovators Get Three Things Right: 1. They “Walk the Talk” Innovation success starts with commitment—making innovation a priority and investing decisively behind …
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European Innovation Scoreboard 2020

The 2020 edition of the Innovation Scoreboard, recently released by the European Commission, highlights that the EU’s innovation performance continues to increase at a steady pace, with growing convergence between EU countries. On average, the innovation performance of the EU has increased by 8.9% since 2012. Performance increased in 24 EU countries since 2012, with …
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GEM Spain 2019-2020 Report

This year’s edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Spain provides the most up-to-date picture of the state of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Spain. The report was sponsored by The Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre (CISE), Spain’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (RED GEM España), Banco Santander (via Santander Universities) and Spain’s National Innovation Enterprise (ENISA). Based on …
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Incentivizing Responsible and Secure Innovation: A Framework for Entrepreneurs and Investors

The World Economic Forum has recently published: “Incentivizing Responsible and Secure Innovation: A Framework for Entrepreneurs and Investors”. Technology brings many positive innovations and opportunities but unless it is developed with security in mind, it presents more risks and potential disruption than solutions. This report provides a framework to develop technology in a secure manner, …
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Bridging the Gap in European Scale-up Funding: The Green Imperative in an Unprecedented Time

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with KPMG, has just published the report: Bridging the Gap in European Scale-up Funding: The Green Imperative in an Unprecedented Time. Building on the Innovate Europe report, the Digital Leaders of Europe community of founders, investors, corporate executives, and public figures explores the challenge of innovation funding as it …
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Measuring Digital Development: ICT Price Trends 2019

Measuring Digital Development: ICT Price Trends 2019 monitors the affordability of ICT services by analysing and comparing price data for mobile-voice services, mobile data and fixed broadband for analysts, telecom operators, policy-makers and economists. The report provides analysis in terms of dollar price, exchange-rate adjusted prices and affordability for mobile-voice, mobile and fixed broadband according …
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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2020: An OECD Scoreboard

Sufficient and affordable access to different sources of finance is crucial to enable SMEs and entrepreneurs to contribute to inclusive growth. The 9th edition of the OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs provides data from 48 countries around the world on SME lending, alternative finance instruments and financing conditions, as well as information on …
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Labour Market Change: Trends and Policy Approaches towards Flexibilisation

What have been the major trends and policy developments regarding the flexibilisation of employment in recent years? Eurofound’s work programme for 2017–2020 set out to document and capture these changes in the world of work. This flagship publication provides an overview of developments in Europe in the wake of the global financial crisis, as well …
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Guidelines for City Mobility: Steering towards Collaboration

How people and goods get around our cities is undergoing considerable change. As new mobility options are introduced, cities and communities are trying to lower emissions, improve safety and increase affordability and accessibility of transport networks. Cities, mobility partners, and communities are taking a systems perspective to rethink the movement of people and goods. Developed …
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GEM 2019/20 Global Report

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has been keeping its finger on the pulse of the state of entrepreneurship since 1999, both in terms of the state of the entrepreneurial mind-set, motivations, activities and ambition, and the national framework conditions required to allow entrepreneurship to flourish in an economy. In this, GEM’s 21st year, entrepreneurship is …
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