Technological capabilities vary substantially across European regions. Combining these diverse sets of capabilities is crucial to develop the technologies necessary to master the green and digital transition. A new study from the Bertelsmann Stiftung, written by Thomas Schwab, Ron Boschma, Pierre-Alexandre Balland, and Julia Bachtrögler-Unger, provides an overview of inter-regional collaborations already in place and maps opportunities for new linkages.

This study is now available as a “scrollytelling.” This interactive narrative format conveys the study through linear scrolling while inviting users to independently explore the data for each European region.

Users can look deeper into regions in which they are interested and view the technology profiles of their regions or discover ideal potential partner.

Click the image below to get started exploring.


About the authors

Lucas Resende Carvalho is a Junior Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung in the Europe’s Future Program.

Thomas Schwab is Project Manager for the Europe’s Future Program at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. He applies a data-driven approach to economic analysis by employing data science and econometric methods.

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