The EU and the geopolitics of technology. Policymakers discuss Europe’s quest for leadership in innovation
As major countries in the world continue to recognize the strategic importance of standards for key emerging technologies, technological leadership and tech sovereignty have become essential goals for the European Union, taking centre stage in the political debate.
What are the key pillars that will enable the achievement of these objectives? Have we identified the key policy measures that will enable EU companies to compete for technological leadership? And what role should cooperation with multinational allies such as the US play in the pursuit of these goals?
These questions were thoroughly addressed during the high-level debate between policymakers that took place last week during the State of the Union.
The panel, titled The Geopolitics of Technology: Standards and Tech Sovereignty and moderated by our Director Pier Luigi Parcu, provided an ideal forum for discussion, encouraging an engaging sharing of perspectives between Carme Artigas, Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence at the Spanish Government; Lucilla Sioli, Director of DG-CNECT; Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of the European Parliament and digitalisation expert; and Urška Petrovčič, Director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm.