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2 Tapani Mikkeli European Commission, Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry Unit D4: Technology for Innovation, ICT industries and e-Business ITU Workshop Geneva, 15 January 2007 ICT for Europe: Challenges for EU competitiveness

3 The Renewed Lisbon Strategy to increase Competitiveness ICT UPTAKE Industrial Policy Better Regulation BARRIERS INNOVATION

4 Innovation Review of Lisbon Strategy 2005; Growth & Jobs Industrial Policy Communication 2005 Broad-based Innovation Strategy and Action Plan Lahti & European Summit: Innovation-friendly, modern Europe Competitiveness Lisbon Strategy

5 European Challenges / Paradoxes Inventions not converted into products, jobs, patents, growth Small innovative start-ups not growing into global scale Uneven ICT uptake across sectors Result: Europe not consistently able to bridge the innovation gap

6 ICT as driver and enabler Development of new (online) business models EU ICT sector: Responsible for –4 % of value added to GDP, –40 % of productivity growth EU strengths: –Sophisticated and high-quality products –Chip design, software and services –Human capital EU challenges: –Danger for an outflow (off-shoring) of R&D –Manufacturing trade deficit –Lower investment growth compared to emerging economies

7 ICT Task Force ICT uptake Legislation Selected headings from the final report Six Working Groups Identify key obstacles to competitiveness and ICT uptake. Recommend policy responses. Final Report 27 November 2006 Achieving a single market SMEs and entrepreneurship Innovation in R&D, manufacturing and services IPR for competitiveness and innovation Skills and employability ICT Services, Production and Manufacturing Innovation Standards ICT Markets Investment and finance ICT Uptake

8 Digital Convergence / Relevance of Voice IT, telecommunications and media Role of emerging technologies such as NGN, Triple Play, Convergence? Increasing demand for high bandwidth Pricing shift from minute based to flat rates Technology shift from small- to broadband Substitution of PSTN- Voice through IP-Voice Fixed Mobile Substitution Technological development leading to new devices and functionalities Global market for digital content Growth of network infrastructure and access platforms

9 Incentives for innovation New markets are characterised by n rapid market growth and n innovation, n volatile market shares. Market dynamics to bring up n new service opportunities for end-users n new business models. Lead markets? Pre-commercial procurement?

10 The principles of Better Regulation n A detailed impact assessment of the proposed measures remains essential n No extensive application of rules to innovative services. n Create a level playing field n restrictive regulation n disproportionate and n Explore self-regulatory options in order to reduce

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