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KfW SME Digitalisation Report 2019

The share of SMEs that has successfully implemented digitalisation projects has risen to 40%. The share of SMEs undertaking digitalisation projects has grown considerably, but the average digitalisation expenditure per company, however, is nearly unchanged.

KfW SME Digitalisation Report 2019 (PDF, 865 KB, non-accessible)

KfW Start-up Report 2019

The number of start-ups in Germany has risen again. The typical traits of start-ups are less common in new businesses founded by women. Businesses founded by women and men differ primarily in how strongly they are innovation- and growth-driven.

KfW Start-up Report 2019 (PDF, 520 KB, non-accessible)


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