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Trends in tech SMEs and startups support

​Mapping of initiatives in support of tech SMEs and startups

Experiences from the Public Sector

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The role of the public sector in supporting tech SMEs and startups

​In the last few decades, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) transformed many economies on a global scale. ICTs are now affecting many, if not every, aspects of all economic activities. Access to ICTs has become a key priority for policy-makers and businesses. Tech Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and startups have significant impact on economic growth, employemnt and investment opportunities. In addition, they are often the source of innovative ICT-enabled solutions that make a long-lasting impact on global, regional, and national economies. As a results, many governments are now defining their digital agendas and both national and regional broadband plan to support the creation and development of this sector of the economy.

NEW REPORT - TRENDS IN TECH SMES AND STARTUPS SUPPORT

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 "Trends in tech MSMEs and startup support" is a preliminary analysis of the role of ICT Ministries (the ministries designated by each administration as the lead focal point assigned to represent the administration in ITU´s activities) in promoting tech micro, small and medium businesses and startup ecosystems. The research aimed to understand the current initiatives and projects that are carried out by administrations around the world.

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Countries covered in the report

Bangladesh

Colombia

Costa Rica

Estonia

Italy

Malaysia

Rwanda

Spain