Sustainable Digitalisation


Strengthening digital sovereignty by enabling the twin transition of Europe's economy

Sustainable digitalisation refers to the process of digitalising the economy in a long-lasting, green, and organic way. It aims to support and enable Europe’s twin transitions to a green and digital economy by building on its key strength: innovative SMEs and their business ecosystems.

In the long term, the goal of sustainable digitalisation is strengthening European digital sovereignty.

We believe that sustainable digitalisation fundamentally rests on three pillars:

  1. Sustainable B2B digitalisation
  2. Green(er) technologies and a circular economy
  3. An innovation-enabling policy- and regulatory framework
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Sustainable B2B Digitalisation

A long-term oriented digital transformation that builds on B2B relationships to create a sustainable innovation ecosystem, rather than investing in closed, “off-the-shelf” solutions, which can lead to dependency. Sustainable B2B Digitalisation creates digital skills, fosters innovation "made-in-Europe" and leads to strong digital sovereignty in the future.

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Green(er) Technologies

A digital sector that saves resources, increases efficiency, and allows the repairability and re-use of products. A sustainable, circular, and digital economy will greatly extend the life-cycle of many consumer and industrial products by either completely rethinking manufacturing and production chains or offering maintenance and repair services.

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Innovation-enabling policy & regulation

A holistic approach to rule-making that supports innovation by emphasising software & hardware openness. Open-source software, for instance, allows tech-savvy players to innovate and improve technology. Open hardware does the same for physical products; if devices are unlocked for third-party software, businesses can compete and develop better applications to run on them. European regulators should support openness in software and hardware alike.

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Partner with us!

We will partner with several businesses and other entities over the coming months to shed light on different aspects of sustainable digitalisation. If you are interested in collaborating on this topic, please send an email to Moritz Zimmermann.