Over the last years, governments around the world set up schemes and infrastructure to support their local start-ups. However, it is worthwhile to look around to learn from best practices in other countries. In this article, we describe three common pain points of start-ups and how some European countries found a successful way to address them.
It was a long time coming, but finally it was here – Web Summit 2021. Having real conversations in an international environment again felt quite fantastic. The Digital Hub Initiative was in attendance and welcomed 4,200 visitors at the German Pavilion.
Looking for a midwife or a psychotherapist can be a challenge as doctors' appointments are often booked up well in advance. The fact that the demand for health services far exceeds the supply is a widespread phenomenon in Germany. Innovative solutions like digital health applications (DiGA) can help offset this problem, and not only in terms of the shortage of medical services.
In a globally connected world, technology giants, industry corporates, and SMEs alike need to keep up with ever-accelerating change. And first and foremost: they must collaborate. Never before has it been so important to share knowledge about innovations and to benefit from each other's insights. Especially for corporates, the flexible structures and innovative technologies of startups offer many advantages.
The start-up Meshmerize from the eastern German city of Dresden specializes in wireless mesh networks for everything from industrial AGVs to autonomous drones. In October the company won the second Start-up Games competition. The Digital Hub Initiative sat down for a chat with CEO Sreekrishna Pandi.