Experts say public procurement of innovation will help spur more start-ups. But a ‘bottom-up’ approach to designing EU programmes is also vital.
Europe needs its SMEs to drag it out of economic crisis, but most are operating below their 2008 levels. Now the Commission is promising to get them growing with “the most ambitious action plan to boost entrepreneurship Europe has ever seen”
The European Parliament calls for an ‘internationalisation strategy’ to create a single set of rules for small companies - and unleash entrepreneurial potential
Increasing investments in research should not be considered as making the debt or deficit higher - they are essential to generate more wealth and competitiveness. This will provide rapid returns and contribute to a better balance sheet, says Antonio Tajani.
The European Commission should shift funding towards smaller enterprises that cannot participate in Horizon 2020, says the European Parliament’s rapporteur on a new SME initiative