The agenda released in April 2017 identifies key areas where investment is needed to ensure that Europe has a sufficient talent pool of high-tech leaders in the future. There is a broad agreement to tackle the high-tech leadership skills issue and mobilise stakeholders in an EU-wide effort to scale up the supply of talent. The “high-tech leadership skills agenda for 2020 and beyond” is addressing these issues and is providing guidance for action under six strategic priorities. Altogether, these recommendations provide a roadmap for action at all levels in Europe, for industry, academia, government and other national stakeholders and EU institutions with a timeline for key actions. Around 1000 experts from all over Europe were involved in the process of contributing to this work.