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In 2019, the digital industrial ecosystem employed 6.6 million people, and the value added was roughly EUR 674 billion. While, compared to the other industrial ecosystems, the digital industrial ecosystem is somewhere in the middle as regards employment and gross added value, the ecosystem has known the largest employment growth and gross value added growth between 2015 and 2019. Furthermore, in 2018, the ecosystem included 1.2 million firms, of which 99.8% were SMEs. Within the digital industrial ecosystem, the NACE category ‘computer programming, consultancy and information service activities’ contributes the most to the ecosystem’s employment and added value.

The European Monitor of Industrial Ecosystems (EMI) project has produced its first yearly report on the Digital ecosystem, highlighting data on its progress  across several dimensions, including industrial performance, technology generation and uptake, start-up trends, and skills, with a particular focus on its green transition. 

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EMI Digital industrial ecosystem.pdf
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