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Startup Clinics Talk: The App Economy in Europe

The App Economy in Eurpope — leading cities and best practices

At our Startup Clinics Talk on 09th June, the Progressive Policy Institute’s chief economic strategist Dr. Michael Mandel will present their study »The App Economy in Europe«. In their report, they estimated that the European Union, plus Switzerland and Norway, has a surprising 1.64 million App Economy jobs as of January 2016—a sign of a growing and vital tech sector. They identified the leading App Economy countries in Europe, and provided a ranking of the top App Economy cities, with London as #1. Germany has five areas, led by Berlin.

Gain insights into the PPI’s analysis of Europe’s software ecosystem, and discuss how innovation can create jobs globally, but also locally in Berlin. The discussion is led by HIIG researcher Martin Wrobel.

The Progressive Policy Institute is an independent, innovative and high-impact D.C.-based think tank founded in 1989. As the original ‘idea mill’ for President Bill Clinton’s New Democrats, PPI has a long legacy of promoting break-the-mold ideas aimed at economic growth, national security and modern, performance-based government. Today, PPI’s unique mix of political realism and policy innovation continues to make it a leading source of pragmatic and creative ideas.

Dr. Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute and an international expert on innovation-driven growth, will be presenting his recent research on European App Economy employment. He found that Germany was the second leading App Economy country in Europe, measured by jobs, just behind the United Kingdom and ahead of France. Dr. Mandel will also be discussing the role of the Internet of Things in driving German economic growth.

About the series

The Startup Clinics Talks (SCT) were developed for those interested in learning from some of Berlin’s top startup minds. We organize a series of local events with experts in the areas of HR, Management, Finance, Law, Sales, Business Modeling and more. Experts will range from experienced entrepreneurs to professionals with years of domain expertise. Join us and connect with fellow entrepreneurs, and experts who are eager to learn about your startup. For more information please visit This series is organized by a group of doctoral researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

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Event date

09.06.2016 | 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm ical | gcal


Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society,  Französische Straße 9,  10117 Berlin


Konstanze Neumann

Former Student Assistant: Internet-enabled Innovation


This high-profile lecture series thrives to develop a European perspective on the processes of transformation that our societies are currently undergoing.


Once a month we publicly discuss the impact of digitalisation on the society. Therefore we invite special guests and engage in a dialogue with the audience.


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