Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann, holder of the Chair of E-Business and E-Entrepreneurship at the University of Duisburg-Essen, serial entrepreneur, investor, and chairman of the advisory board “Young Digital Economy” of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) is engaged in furthering the development of the digital economy. He addresses the following appeal to the federal government:
- “We urgently require a separate Ministry of Digital Affairs in Berlin as well as a standardized structure for digital politics in the federal states.
- Germany must see itself as a digital part of Europe. Only with combined forces will Europe be able to stand its ground in the competition with the United States and Asia as a digital economic area.
- The components of digital location politics should include more investments in broadband networks, creating fair competitive conditions and the promotion of start-ups.”