The EU innovation ecosystem public procurement dilemma

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Nicolas Brien is the CEO of France Digitale, the largest startup lobbying organization in Europe, with 1,500 startups and 100 VCs as its members, as well as the newly appointed President of the European Startup Network, a common voice for European startups composed of 24 national startup associations from across Europe. He previously was the Director of Studies of Kantar-TNS Sofres (WPP) and a senior advisor to Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the Spokeswoman of the French Government.

All over the world… you go to Israel, South Korea, the US innovation is linked to public procurement. You guys have DARPA in the US. In South Korea an Israel they have so much money to put into innovative public procurement, that’s how they nurture their local startup ecosystems

Nicolas Brien

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