Leuven and Brussels among Europe’s top ICT hubs
Leuven and the Brussels-Capital Region have been identified by the European Commission as top ICT hubs in Europe
Leuven at number 11
The new ranking demonstrates where digital technologies thrive and examines the factors contributing to this success. Key ingredients were found to be access to top universities and research centres plus funding opportunities such as venture capital.
“This is proof that digital success comes through a willingness to invest and an open mind-set for innovation and planning,” stated Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission and the commissioner responsible for the digital agenda. “Europe needs to build these values today to be a global leader in technology.”
The findings will be used in future European policymaking and specifically strengthen the Euripidis project, which focuses on ICT innovation policy and on transferring the best research ideas to the market.
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