European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes with NUI Galway's Dr John Breslin
Leaders from the EU app economy gathered in Brussels on 13 February for the launch of the Eurapp study report “Sizing the EU App Economy”, where guest speakers including Neelie Kroes and Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka discussed the future of the EU app economy. Eurapp is a year-long project run by NUI Galway and Gigaom to look at the opportunities and challenges facing the EU app economy.
Launching the study, Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, highlighted the importance of the app economy: "The amazing scale of the European app economy is big and getting bigger: with 1.8 million jobs, rising to nearly 5 million by 2018; with revenues of €17.5 billion, rising to €63 billion. Yet just 5 years ago, it didn't exist at all."