Europe must become a driving force in the digital revolution.

Our mission is to help bring Europe to the forefront of digital competitiveness and to inspire a responsible application of technology that serves society.

What we do


The European Center for Digital Competitiveness was founded at ESCP Business School in Berlin with the goal of bringing digital competitiveness to the political and public debate, where it currently only plays a minor role.

Given the digital revolution that our economy and society currently face, digital competitiveness must take center stage in debates to secure our prosperity for the future.

Similarly, in this increasingly dynamic environment we want to support the initiative to position Europe as a global leader for the responsible application of technology for the benefit of society.

Who we are


Philip Meissner

Founder & Director

Christian Poensgen

Founder & Director

Klaus Schweinsberg



Cristian Citu

Former Digital Transformation Lead
World Economic Forum

Steffi Czerny

Managing Director
DLD Media

Alexander de Carvalho


Sabine Eckhardt

CEO Central Europe

Ulrike Handel

Chief Executive Officer
Dentsu Aegis Network Germany

Oliver Heimes

Founding Supporter

Andreas Kaplan

Founding Supporter
ESCP Business School Paris

Harald Krüger

Board Member
Deutsche Telekom & Deutsche Lufthansa

Christian Miele

German Startup Association

Brigitte Mohn

Member of the Executive Board
Bertelsmann Stiftung

Picture: © Jan Voth, Bad Salzuflen

Johannes Reck


Sabine Scheunert

Vice President Digital & IT Sales/Marketing
Mercedes-Benz Cars

Susanna Schneeberger

Board Member & Senior Advisor
Various companies

Jag Singh

Managing Director
Techstars Berlin

Lucas von Cranach


Nathalie von Siemens

Managing Director / Spokesperson Siemens Stiftung

Jeannette zu Fürstenberg

General Partner
La Famiglia VC


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15. Jun 2021

Spotlight Autonomous Machines

The European Center for Digital Competitiveness publishes the Spotlight Autonomous Machines.

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28. Jan 2021

Digitalreport 2021

The European Center for Digital Competitiveness publishes the Digitalreport 2021.

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7. Sep 2020

Digital Riser Report 2020

The European Center for Digital Competitiveness publishes the Digital Riser Report 2020.

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8. Jul 2020

Digital Engagement Report 2020

The European Center for Digital Competitiveness publishes the Digital Engagement Report 2020.

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9. Jan 2020

Digitalreport 2020

The European Center for Digital Competitiveness publishes the Digitalreport 2020.

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1. Oct 2019

20 Facts on the Status Quo of Digitization in Germany

The European Center for Digital Competitiveness publishes the Factbook Digitization.

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European Center for Digital Competitiveness
ESCP Europe Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin e.V.
Heubnerweg 08-10
14059 Berlin

By ESCP Business School

ESCP Business School was founded in 1819 and is the first and oldest business school in the world. Since then it has been training managers and entrepreneurs. ESCP Business School now offers Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, MBAs and Executive MBAs, PhD programmes and seminars for managers.

With its multi-campus model in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, which has been in existence since 1973, ESCP Business School actively lives and promotes the European idea. Every year more than 6,000 students complete their studies at the Business School, more than 5,000 managers and executives take part in the seminars and continuing education programs. They come from 120 different countries.

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