Scaleups have been found to drive innovation and investment activities and are also key to foster the digital and green transitions of our times. Over half of the high-growth startups implement digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence or Big Data. Yet in the EU, scaleups in general face a number of constraints, which are hindering their development.
In this context, the specific objectives of this analysis have been to:
- Map the different challenges that technology scaleups face
- Identify policy approaches and measures that have been deployed in support of technology scaleups in the EU
- Discover and analyse any policy gaps in support of technology scaleups and provide recommendations for future policy actions.
The report is structured into a first section identifying the key policy challenges, a second section analysing policy responses, strategies and policy initiatives at EU, national and regional level and a third section including a summary of the findings and recommendations.