Enhancing Europe’s Competitiveness. Fostering Innovation-driven Entrepreneurship in Europe.


Enhancing Europe’s Competitiveness. Fostering Innovation-driven Entrepreneurship in Europe - 2014: World Economic Forum.

Short Description

This report, part of the World Economic Forum’s “Fostering Innovation-driven Entrepreneurship in Europe” project, examines what steps can be taken to fire up Europe’s competitiveness and innovation capabilities by expanding the number and quality of serial entrepreneurs and fast-growing, scalable ventures. It finds that, for a truly innovative Europe to compete successfully on the global stage – as envisaged by the European Commission’s EU 2020 Strategy – leaders from government, business and civil society must take active steps. They must focus, connect and partner to improve conditions for innovative ventures at all stages of the entrepreneurial life cycle. As such, this report will be a useful contribution to policy-makers at the European and national levels, and a vital resource for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, academics and civil society actors whose collaboration on these issues is essential.

The development of the project and this report have shone the light on the benefits of reducing fragmentation and increasing collaboration across different disciplines and stakeholders. The report is the outcome of close engagement between the Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils, Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers, senior European policy-makers and business leaders from Forum Member companies, in addition to 1,132 survey respondents and numerous global and European experts from academia and civil society.




World Economic Forum


World Economic Forum - In collaboration with A.T. Kearney

Type of document

Research report

Year published


Key words

Competitivenes, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Europe.

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