Regulation, education and investment R & D, main challenges of digital economy

Regulation, education and investment R & D, main challenges of digital economy

Regulation, training, investment in R & D & I or the social gaps that digital companies can generate are the main challenges facing the future government of Spain in relation to the digital economy.

This was explained on Thursday in a debate on digital economy organized by Adigital (Spanish Association of Digital Economy) representatives of different political parties, who have exposed their views on the main challenges of the digitalization of the country.

Secretary of State for Digital Advancement, Francisco Polo, recalled in his speech that the most advanced nations of the world are those that have invested the most in innovation.

In this regard, he has said that, if the PSOE remains in the Government, will take into account among its first measures the implementation of the law of "startups".

It has also influenced that the Executive wants with its strategy Spain Entrepreneurial Nation to close social gaps.

Another of the Executive's challenges, he added, is to turn the public sector into an entrepreneur, apply measures to accelerate the maturation of investment in Spain and encourage the growth of emerging companies.

The deputy of the Popular Parliamentary Group Guillermo Mariscal has pointed out that Spain has the capabilities to lead the digital transformation in Europe, while accusing the Executive of not having consistency in the digitalization.

Mariscal has also emphasized that a more flexible regulation is needed, which allows investment to be attracted, since the current one "makes foreign investment" impossible, and has underlined that "digital transformation addresses all the difficulties that our country has".

On the part of Ciudadanos, the spokesperson of the Committee on Budgets, Economy, Employment and Finance of the Assembly of Madrid, Susana Solis, has pointed out that the digital economy is a challenge that from her party considers as "State policy", and has reminded the Government that no point of the law of the entrepreneur nation "has been launched after nine months."

Also, Solis has highlighted that Ciudadanos wants to "put the red carpet to entrepreneurs", so they are committed to technology startups, during the first two years of life, do not pay taxes. "We must remove obstacles to those who want to undertake," he said.

The adviser of Economic Policy of United We can, Iván Ayala, has pointed out that in the agenda of his party is the creation of a national center of applied robotics.

He also highlighted the existing gap in digital penetration and commented that, among other issues, the digital economy can help reduce working hours.

Finally, the president of VOX Madrid, Rocío Monasterio, has said that her training wants to create a digital agency at the national level and a venture capital fund for SMEs in the digital environment.

In addition, he added that a national strategy is necessary in terms of digital economy, since "it can not be that once again the autonomies are a burden".


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