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Join us for the Start-up Night! Africa 2018

By hosting Start-up Night! Africa, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is bringing together entrepreneurs from Africa’s digital sector, German start-ups and established companies.

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State Secretary Machnig: D21 Digital Index shows digital progress – a good sign for Germany’s future

At a convention held at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, experts presented the 2017/2018 D21 Digital Index. The figures show that Germany is making progress on digitisation, particularly where mobile internet use is concerned.

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Minister Zypries: Digital Germany increasingly attractive for venture capitalists

The Economic Affairs Ministry has presented its 2017 DIGITAL Economy Monitoring Report. Germany ranks third in the world in terms of the availability of venture capital.

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Key policies for the digital transformation

Digital platforms are changing the way we communicate, work, learn and live. We need to adjust to this. The White Paper provides specific ideas for a digital regulatory policy.

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16/02/2018

News: Minister Brigitte Zypries visits TechQuartier in Frankfurt am Main

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14/12/2017

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G20 – Shaping digitalisation at global level

In order to ensure that everyone can share in the benefits of the digital transformation, an international framework needs to be created. The German G20 presidency has paved the way for this by launching a number of important dialogue processes.

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Digital Hub Initiative

The Digital Hub Initiative, developed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, seeks to support the establishment of digital hubs in Germany. The underlying idea of establishing hubs is that cooperation between companies and business start-ups within a confined area will boost innovation, especially in the digital age.

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Policy for the digital future

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    Trends – Opportunities – Challenges

    Digital Policy for Business, Work and Consumers

    Digitisation is already transforming the way we live, communicate, work, do business, and consume - and it will do so even more in the future. Against this background, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection have jointly drawn up the paper entitled “Digital Policy for Business, Work and Consumers – Trends, Opportunities, Challenges”.

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    We are creating a digital future.

    Global. Innovative. Fair.

    To make digitalisation a real success, we need get every single person on board. This includes all different age groups and all sections of the population – from small crafts businesses to large companies, from developing countries to industrial-based economies. The Global. Innovative. Fair brochure explains how the digital transformation is influencing many aspects our daily lives and what opportunities it opens up.

  • Cover "White Paper Digital Platforms - Digital regulatory policy for growth, innovation, competition and participation"; Source: BMWi/Herr Müller

    Key policies for the digital transformation

    White Paper on Digital Platforms

    Digital platforms are changing the way we communicate, work, learn and live. We need to adjust to this. The White Paper provides specific ideas for a digital regulatory policy.

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    Digital Strategy 2025

    Germany’s digital future

    Technological progress is the driving force of our country. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is shaping the digital future of the economy and society based on its Digital Strategy 2025 ten-point plan.

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    Consultation and debate

    Green Paper on Digital Platforms

    Do we need a new regulatory framework for the digitised economy? We are launching discussions on new rules for the new markets on the basis of the Green Paper on digital platforms.