Digital technology is changing people’s lives. The EU’s industrial and digital strategy aim to make this transformation work for people and businesses, while helping to achieve the target of a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.
The Commission is working to strengthen the single market, ensuring that industry remains resilient and competitive globally. The strategy has SMEs and start-ups as a core focus, to create an environment enabling European entrepreneurs to flourish.
The European Union is determined to make this Europe's “Digital Decade”. Europe must now strengthen its digital sovereignty and set standards, rather than following those of others – with a clear focus on data, technology, and infrastructure.
Get Digital: Go Green & Be Resilient
The Russian aggression against Ukraine has refocused international efforts on energy dependence and supply chain resilience. In this context, the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs has launched the Get Digital initiative to scale solutions that support decreasing dependence on oil, gas, and external raw materials, as well as increase resilience in the global supply chain.
Companies from across Europe, including Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia submit their solutions to an online catalogue of digital enterprises. The selected companies are invited to part-take in workshops and receive tailored business mentoring support. A final report outlines the key takeaways from the initiative and identifies actions required to ensure the single market continues supporting entrepreneurs who are working to scale digital solutions.
European Chips Report
The European Chips Survey was launched with the aim to better understand current and forecast demand for chips and wafers, the complexity of the value chain, industry prioritisation for chip fabrication activities, the impacts of the chip supply crisis on European industry and the industry appetite of public support initiatives. In total, the survey received 141 responses. The key takeaways were as follows:
Chip demand is expected to double between 2022 and 2030, with significant increases in future demand for leading-edge semiconductor technologies. Companies establishing new chip fabrication facilities cite qualified labour and government regulations as key when selecting the location, while focusing less on customer proximity. The supply crisis affects all ecosystems and is expected to last at least until 2024 forcing companies to take costly mitigating measures.