As the European tech ecosystem is rapidly emerging, one could wonder why the EU is lagging behind in terms of the number of scale-ups and unicorns (private companies with a $1B+ valuation) it produces. According to research by the European Commission and CBInsights, the US produces five times more and China two and a half times more unicorns than the European Union.
We spoke with Willem Jonker on how to build a strong digital Europe. The CEO of EIT Digital will be one of the keynote speakers at the EIT Digital Conference, September 10th in Brussels. Get a free ticket here.