On 31 July 2020, we successfully launched the DLA Piper European Technology Index 2020; our biennial research study, conducted between April and June at the height of the COVID-19-triggered lockdown across Europe, with over 350 senior executives from major technology and financial services companies, investors and Governments, which explores the perceptions and attitudes of European technology growth.
With a perfect storm backdrop of Brexit confirmation and the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s perhaps not surprising that our 2020 results show a marked and material deviation from the 2018 findings. The overall index score now stands at 67 and is the highest score since the European Technology Index began. With the health of the population, the environment and the economy having significant influence on our findings, our report highlights changing attitudes and has generated some intriguing insights on general trends across sectors and technologies.
- The technology sector has demonstrated an impressive resilience to the economic impacts of COVID-19
- Brexit is firmly back on the agenda, although attitudes towards the future impact are skewed towards the negative
- Sustainability concerns show that improvements are still to be made, however the potential of the technology sector in this area remains
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To view the European Technology Index 2020 launch videos, please click here and here.
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