Table of Content
 
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Executive Summary
Top 10 Facts on the Future of Europe
Key Findings
Key Findings (continued)
Key Findings (continued)
Key Findings (continued)
Key Findings (continued)
Key Findings (continued)
Europe’s Internet Economy
Europe’s Digital Single Market
Europe’s 5G Rollout—Roadmap and Vision
AI Evolution
Human Brain versus Machines—Comparison of Learning
Europe will Move Closer to a Cashless Society by 2020
Europe’s Demographic Crisis—Declining Population Growth
Europe’s Demographic Future—Ageing Society
Future of Europe’s Economy—Global Prospective
Renaissance of Foreign Investment in Europe
Europe’s Manufacturing Dynamics—Shift towards the East
Europe’s Online Retail Landscape
Online Retail in Europe—Dominant Participants
Building New Europe—Need for Infrastructure Investment
Europe’s Mega Cities
Europe’s Mega Regions
Europe’s Mega Corridors
Future Smart Cities of Europe
Traditional Carsharing Services Market in Europe—Country-wise Analysis
European Market—Country-wise Analysis of P2P Carsharing Members
European Energy Outlook—Future Energy Mix
Europe’s Renewable Energy Prospects
Upsurge of Healthcare Expenditure in Europe
Escalation of Digital Healthcare in Europe
 
2. RESEARCH SCOPE, OBJECTIVES, AND METHODOLOGY
Research Scope, Objectives, and Methodology
Research Scope
Research Aims and Objectives
Research Background
Research Methodology—From Macro to Micro
Research Methodology—From Macro to Micro (continued)
Definitions Used in the Study
 
3. MEGA TREND 1—DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET
Mega Trend 1—Digital Single Market
Digital Single Market—Highlights
Europe’s Digital Single Market
Europe’s Transformational Agenda for the Digital Age
Acceptance of Europe’s Digital Single Market in the Business Environment
Europe’s 5G Rollout—Roadmap and Vision
Galileo—The European Navigation Satellite System
Mini Set to Transform Space Exploration
EU Data Protection Regulations
Impact of the New EU Data Protection Law on Businesses
Connected Devices Drive in Europe—A Comparative Analysis
Connected Devices Drive in Europe—A Regional Analysis
Europe’s Internet Economy
Big Data in Europe
Big Opportunities in Europe
Satellite Broadband in Europe
Aim for Widespread High-speed Broadband Connectivity
Digitising Industry Initiatives across Overview
European Mobile Growth Areas
Open Internet—Net Neutrality
 
4. MEGA TREND 2— COGNITIVE ERA
Mega Trend 2— Cognitive Era
Defining AI
AI Evolution
Human Brain versus Machines—Comparison of Learning
Human Brain versus Computers—Structure, Capacity, and Access
Human Brain, Computers, and Supercomputers—Computing Powers
Dissecting AI
AI and Automation—Job Threat Mapping
AI-readiness of Industries
Future AI Hubs will Prioritise Innovation over Labour Costs
 
5. MEGA TREND 3— FUTURE OF FINTECH
Mega Trend 3— Future of Fintech
Future of Banking—Highlights
Europe will be Moving Closer to a Cashless Society by 2020
Mobile Banking in Europe
Europe’s Online Alternative Finance Market
Fintech Renaissance in Europe
Digital Insurance in Europe
Banking without Lending in Europe
Digitisation of Banking Services in Europe
Introduction to Blockchain
Blockchain—The M2M Ledger
Blockchain—Expected Evolution of the Distributed Ledger
Beyond Bitcoin—New Applications
Blockchain Application by Industries
Blockchain Application by Industries (continued)
 
6. MEGA TREND 4— SOCIAL TRENDS
Mega Trend 4— Social Trends
Future Social Trends—Highlights
Europe’s Demographic Population Growth
Europe’s Demographic Society
Job is Disrupting the Middle Class
Technological Revolution versus Job Trends
Trends Driving Women’s Empowerment
100 Million More Women in the Global Labour Force by 2025
Economic Potential of European Women
Economic Potential of African Women
Roll Reversal in Europe
Women Leaders Dominate Europe’s Services Industries
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Today’s Refugee Crisis Could be an Opportunity for Tomorrow’s Ageing Europe
Millennial Leaders—Today’s Youth are Tomorrow's Leaders
Young Billionaires—The Game Changers
Diminishing Workforce in Germany
Skills Demand Must be Met through Domestic Educational Attainment
Case Study—Flipped Classroom (Khan Academy)
Future Workforce Learning will Adapt to Many Perspectives
 
7. MEGA TREND 5— ECONOMIC TRENDS AND FUTURE OF TRADE
Mega Trend 5— Economic Trends and Future of Trade
Future Economic Trends—Highlights
Future of Europe’s Economy—Global Prospective
Superpower of Europe—The United Kingdom or Germany?
Europe’s GDP—Sectorial Composition
EU Enlargement—Make Way for More
EU Referendum—The Brexit Scenario
EU Restructuring—Britain's Exit
Future of the Euro
Circular Economy—Building a New Europe
Europe Coalition—Dynamics of the Russia-China Alliance
Renaissance of Foreign Investment in Europe
Chinese Investments in Europe—Growing Partnership
Europe—The Largest Trading Power in the World
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
8. MEGA TREND 6— EUROPE’S 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Mega Trend 6— Europe’s 4th Industrial Revolution
Top Transformational Shifts Shaping the Industrial Revolution in Europe
Future of Manufacturing in Europe—Made in Europe
Research and Innovation—Horizon 2020 Funding Structure
Manufacturing Dynamics of Europe—Shift towards the East
Eastern Europe—Future Frontier of Manufacturing Growth
Poland—Next Growth Engine for European Manufacturing
Czech Republic—Future Hub of Automotive Production
European Manufacturing to Go Green
 
9. MEGA TREND 7— BRICKS AND CLICKS
Mega Trend 7— Bricks and Clicks
Future Retail Trends—Highlights
Europe’s Online Retail Landscape
Online Activity of Enterprises in Key Economies
Online Activity of Enterprises in Key Economies—The United Kingdom
Businesses Buy, More than Sell, Online
Enterprise Use of Social Media
Types of B2B Relationships
Types of B2B Business Models
Single Firm-independent Model
Single Firm-independent Model Examples
Single Firm-independent Model—Case Study: Siemens Click2Procure
Private Network—Case Study: Wal-Mart Retail Link
Industry Consortium—Buyer-driven (Exostar)
Industry Consortium—Supplier-driven (Global Healthcare Exchange)
Public Marketplaces—Industry-specific Case Study: eBay
Online Retail in Europe—Dominant Participants
United Kingdom—The Largest e-Commerce Nation in Europe
Online Retail Innovation—New Last-mile Innovations
Click and Collect—Driving More Revenue per Click
Click and Collect—The Case of John Lewis
Online Retail Boosts the European Parcel Delivery Market
 
10. MEGA TREND 8— FUTURE OF INFRASTRUCTURE
Mega Trend 8— Future of Infrastructure
Future Infrastructure Trends—Highlights
Building New Europe—Need for Infrastructure Investment
High-speed Europe—Future Prospects of European High-speed Rail
Single Transport Area
Airport Infrastructure Development in Europe
Growing Green—Green Infrastructure in Europe
 
11. MEGA TREND 9— FUTURE OF EUROPE’S SECURITY
Mega Trend 9— Future of Europe’s Security
Future of Europe’s Security—Highlights
The Future European Security Scenario
European Security Industry
Prospects of a Secure European Cyberspace
 
12. MEGA TREND 10— URBANISATION TRENDS
Mega Trend 10— Urbanisation Trends
Future Urbanisation Trends—Highlights
4 Main Trends in Urbanisation—Development of Mega Cities, Mega Regions, Mega Corridors, and Mega Corridors
Mega Cities in Europe
Mega Cities and Economic Impact
Mega Regions in Europe
Mega Corridors in Europe
Snapshot of Urban Opportunities
 
13. MEGA TREND 11— FUTURE OF SMART CITIES
Mega Trend 11— Future of Smart Cities
Road to Smart Cities
Types of Smart City Projects in Europe
Future Smart Cities of Europe
Investment and Funding of Smart Cities in Europe
Funding Mechanism Case Study—Amsterdam Smart City Project
Alternative Finance Models for Smart City Projects in Europe
 
14. MEGA TREND 12— INNOVATING TO ZERO
Mega Trend 12— Innovating to Zero
Examples of Innovating to Zero
Siemens to be Climate-neutral by 2030

15. MEGA TREND 13— NEW BUSINESS MODEL
Mega Trend 13— New Business Model
New Business Models’ 3-D Matrix
Key Variables of a Business Model
Business Models
Comparative Analysis of B2B and B2C Business Models
Europe Leads with Sharing Economy Models
Sharing Economy Ecosystem
B2B Sharing Economy is the Next Frontier
 
16. MEGA TREND 14— FUTURE OF MOBILITY
Mega Trend 14— Future of Mobility
Future of Mobility—Highlights
Most Preferred Sustainable Personal Transport Options in Europe
Traditional Carsharing Services Market in Europe—Country-wise Analysis
European Market—Country-wise Analysis of P2P Carsharing Members
Convergence in Carsharing
Key Findings and Future Outlook of the Carsharing Market in Europe
European Ridesharing Market
Ridesharing Segments in Europe
Impact of Ridesharing
Case Study—BlaBlaCar Experiencing Strong Growth in Europe
Case Study—Flinc, World’s First Social Mobility Network
 
17. MEGA TREND 15— FUTURE OF ENERGY
Mega Trend 15— Future of Energy
Future Energy Trends—Highlights
Europe Energy Outlook—Future Energy Mix
Future Role of Coal in Energy Generation
Future Gas Production in Europe
Europe’s Renewable Energy Prospects
Europe Power Landscape—Capacity and Generation
Shift in Europe’s Power Generation—Fossil-fired to Renewables
Future Power Investments in Europe
North–South Corridor—Europe’s Energy Corridor
 
18. MEGA TREND 16— FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE
Mega Trend 16— Future of Healthcare
Future Trends in European Healthcare
Impact of Influx of Refugees on the European Health System
Upsurge of Healthcare Expenditure in Europe
Obesity Crisis in Europe
Escalation of Digital Healthcare in Europe
 
19. FUTURE OF EUROPE (IN SUMMARY)
Future of Europe (In Summary)
Future of Europe—The Global Game Changer
Europe Could be a Single Market for Businesses
Fintech Revolution in Europe
Job Polarisation will Grow Stronger in Europe
Europe could be an Attractive Destination for Bitcoin Entrepreneurs
Future Clash of Data Policies—United States versus Europe
The Power of Crowd to Shape the European Economy
Dominance of Women in Corporate Leadership
Europe will Increasingly Focus on Renewable Energy
Europe will Enter the Cognitive Era in 2020
European Manufacturing will Move East
TTIP
 
20. APPENDIX
Appendix
European Aerospace Market—Snapshot
SESAR—Modernising the European Sky
European Military Spending—Falling Short
Scope—Meaning and Definition of Internet Economy