European Entrepreneurship: Don’t Forget to Scale Up

European Entrepreneurship: Don’t Forget to Scale Up

Today, entrepreneurs are tackling the global economy and not just the local market. They face unprecedented challenges and threats, as well as remarkable opportunities. Today, innovation and entrepreneurship are about being fast enough. These are just some key points to keep in mind when reading the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) new report “Fostering Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship […]

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Let’s wake up Europe before it’s too late!

Let’s wake up Europe before it’s too late!

Europe’s future is at risk. Future competitive edge, economic empowerment, digital innovation across Europe, as well as the career development opportunities, earnings, and job security of Europe’s next generation are all at risk. Our youth is no longer competing at the national level, and not even at the European Union level. Just like our economy, […]

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Asia rising: making the link between education and competitive advantage

Asia rising: making the link between education and competitive advantage

There are two basic reasons for expecting to find links between quality of education and competitive advantage. A general reason is that living standards have risen so much over the past centuries due to education. The rise of the middle class across the Western world after, but even during, the Industrial Revolution has proven that […]

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 The new big bang: Big and open data

The new big bang: Big and open data

Big data is no longer a new phenomenon in Europe, we are familiar with it and the challenges it continues to pose. Big data are information assets so complex that they require new forms of processing, but offer such new opportunities that they may enable enhanced decision making, insight discovery and process optimization. I like […]

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Public Institutions and Technology in Europe: Quality Check

Public Institutions and Technology in Europe: Quality Check

The quality of public institutions is very important to the economic competitiveness of a country. The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 from The World Economic Forum, lists several factors that hinder the strength and quality of public institutions, and ultimately impose significant economic costs to businesses and slow the process of economic development. These factors include […]

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Support Real Growth in your Startup – Begin with Self-awareness

Support Real Growth in your Startup – Begin with Self-awareness

70 percent of start-ups in the EU survive the first two key years of existence. This is good news in comparison with the long-held belief that the majority of businesses actually fail in the first year. In fact, there’s more to be concerned about further down the road.

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Europe 2020 Goals: Let’s not Underestimate the Role of Technology

Europe 2020 Goals: Let’s not Underestimate the Role of Technology

Youth unemployment in Europe is high

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Czech education - aiming for best in class

Czech education – aiming for best in class

In the EU, youth unemployment is currently at 22% – up from 15% in 2008. European Commissioner for Employment Laszló Andor estimated that high levels of youth unemployment are costing Europe approximately €2 billion per week.

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The new world of work

The new world of work

Building a global learning environment for youth

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