Fostering Europe’s Strategic Autonomy: Technology and Innovation Webinar

September 4, 2020

On September 4th, our President & Co-Founder Nicolas Miailhe joined a panel of experts focused on the European Union’s future global role in geopolitics and technology.

The panel was composed by Dr. Andreas Liebl, Managing Director & Head of applied AI Initiative of the UnternehmerTUM Projekt GmbH, Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN & CENELEC, Marietje Schaake, International Director of Policy of the Stanford University Cyber Policy Centre and moderated by Dr. Andreas Aktoudianakis, Policy Analyst of the European Policy Centre.

This panel was hosted during the Fostering Europe’s Strategic Autonomy: Technology and Innovation Webinar organized by the European Policy Centre and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

The main goal of this initiative was to provide answers and foster discussion over topics such as:

How can we assess the progress and shortfalls in the international regulation of new technologies, in particular digital ones?

How can Europe’s regulatory power evolve in an international environment marked by growing technological competition?

How can the EU cooperate with other global actors in digital technologies and innovation to advance its values and interests? 

Here is a sneak peak of what Nicolas Miailhe had to say on the European Union’s strategic agenda on the matter of technological progress and scalability:

“It is fundamental to focus less on mastering the rules of the game and more on mastering the art of the game by building scalable industrial ecosystems and acquainting ourselves with digital capitalism. This requires unprecedented effort to integrate our digital single market and build solid financial firepower. As Europeans we are extremely good when it comes to science, innovation and entrepreneurship but sometimes we fail in allowing scaling up on our soil.” – Nicolas Miailhe