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Time to fully recognise the potential of digital start-ups

22. August 2017
In Germany, the number of successful technology start-ups with a novel product is lagging behind in an international context. Considering the key role of start-ups in innovative entrepreneurship and their contribution to the real economy, reasons and key points of action to increase start-up activity should be identified. Excessive red-tape is a major hindrance and mainstream political parties are aiming to reduce excessive bureaucracy in start-up creation. Improved access to bank lending and venture capital investments are necessary to broaden post-launch funding alternatives. Brexit could be boon especially for the start-up scene in Berlin if relocation formalities are lowered. Enhancing a “can-do” culture and taking entrepreneurship among immigrants into account in policymaking have paramount importance, too. The Nordic start-up ecosystem provides important takeaways to boost start-up creation. [mehr]

Weitere Dokumente zum Thema "Digital"

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6. Juli 2016
Atemberaubend, eine andere Bezeichnung würde den im Zuge der Digitalisierung ausgelösten Umwälzungen und dem sich beschleunigenden Erscheinen digitaler Technologien nicht gerecht. Freilich befinden sich viele dieser Technologien noch in den Kinderschuhen, besitzen teils auch eher visionären Status, bergen aber durchaus ungeahntes und lukratives Potenzial. Insbesondere bei den großen, allseits bekannten Internetplattformen ist der Wettstreit um digitale Technologien und den damit einhergehenden, erfolgreichen Monetarisierungsstrategien längst entfacht. Allerdings werfen auch vermehrt Start-ups ihren Hut in den Ring und wirbeln die Geschäftsmodelle etablierter Unternehmen ordentlich auf. Hierdurch finden viele innovationsstimulierende digitale Technologien ihren Weg auch allmählich in traditionelle Unternehmen und entfalten sich dort zum komparativen Wettbewerbsvorteil (nicht nur) für den Standort Deutschland. [mehr]
24. Mai 2016
The tremendous growth momentum in high-frequency trading seems to have reached its limits in recent years. The increasing cost of infrastructure and relentless competition within the industry are probably the first to blame. In addition, high-frequency trading firms are hardly participating in those dark pools where large block transactions are executed. Both trends are challenging their business model and trading strategies as high-frequency traders have seen their revenues and profits erode. Furthermore, forthcoming tighter prudential regulatory oversight may lead to an overhang of capacity in the high-frequency trading industry. [mehr]
11. November 2015
The single market is and remains the centrepiece of Europe’s economic architecture – but current single market arrangements are struggling to keep pace with the digital economy. With digitisation advancing, adapting single market rules becomes increasingly important to ensure its functioning and digital technologies could help unlock some of the remaining single market benefits. The European Commission has made the digital single market (DSM) a key priority, put forward a dedicated strategy in May 2015 and recently announced further steps to strengthen the internal market. Big expectations have been attached to the DSM – yet the gains associated with it are unlikely to materialise automatically. Will Europe’s digital strategy succeed? [mehr]