Luigi Congedo interview for the The Next Web

Check out my recent interview for the The Next Web, about transfer of IP from academia to the economy, and how to create a better environment to compete and do business across the European Union

“One barrier is the notoriously slow and inefficient transfer of IP from academia to the economy. This problem is illustrated by the EU producing more research papers than the US, but turning far fewer into commercial applications.”

According to Luigi Congedo, a venture capitalist and Innovation Advisor at marketing firm Clarity, this weakness can be reduced by changing the EU’s investment framework. This, he argues, could stimulate a more effective technology transfer — and prevent promising startups from being acquired by Silicon Valley giants.

“We need to create our Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, and, in order to do it, create a better environment to compete and do business across the continent,” he said. “If we fail in creating a real European platform for innovation and instead maintain the current ‘country-based model,’ all our emerging businesses will end up becoming M&A targets for American multinational companies.”

Full Interview at –> https://www.linkedin.com/posts/luigicongedo_how-the-eu-plans-to-take-on-big-tech-in-2023-activity-7016089726482886656-51kr?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

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