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European Tech Alliance

The Alliance was launched in the European Parliament under the auspices of Vice President Andrus Ansip. We seek to represent the variety of European tech voices, rather than act as a trade body with combined policy positions. As members, we raise practical issues with policymakers which we believe are important barriers or opportunities to building Europe’s digital market, including attracting investment and expanding globally. Our President is Gianpiero Lotito, Founder and CEO of FacilityLive. Our current Chair is Magdalena Piech, PhD, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Allegro.

From our President
“Europe is a greenfield of opportunities for tech companies. The European Tech Alliance can support their growth by feeding a continuous dialogue with the policymakers and pushing them to set the conditions for the creation of a European Technology Industry. After many years as a follower, Europe can emerge stronger then ever. Certainly, Europe should not strive to make a copy of the Silicon Valley. European ICT is made up of industrial giants that are mainly service companies; tech platforms have only recently started to emerge. The ‘Old Continent’ must start to build a structure that in FacilityLive we call Small Valleys, small technology clusters focused around our ancient academic institutions in which economy of scale is replaced by the symbiosis of a small ecosystem, ideas shared more quickly and effectively across disciplines to create continuous innovation. Europe must create a common solution to ensure that the region is able to foster innovation and encourage the growth of “Made in Europe” tech companies. Policymakers must understand that the digital industry has a central role in today’s world and that they need to grow it like the other strategic industries of the Continent, like the US and the Far East do. This is the only way to have a balance and to become truly competitive in Europe.”

From our Chair
“The European Tech Alliance was formed by a collection of the most exciting and fastest growing technology businesses in Europe. Entrepreneurialism is one of the most powerful drivers of job creation and economic growth in Europe and the European Tech Alliance exists to help inform policymakers about the nature of scaling a technology-driven business from Europe and challenge mindsets about Europe, technology and the Internet. Over the past 15 years, Europe has produced 40 €bn+ technology companies and we believe that the strength and depth of European founders is increasing all the time. The European Tech Alliance is striving to help European leaders understand that Europe is a world leader in technology and show policymakers how they can play a critical role in helping those entrepreneurs succeed globally. We believe many of the next truly transformative companies will come from Europe and we believe the European Tech Alliance will help bring the tech industry closer to policymakers with the aim of growing this exciting industry even further.”

 

More information about the launch of the EUTA can be found here

Gianpiero Lotito, President

Magdalena Piech, Chair