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Digital Single Market DSA 4 Startups Latest News Policy September 21, 2021 Tweaking the Country of Origin principle in the DSA – A threat for the Digital Single Market

As the discussions around the Digital Services Act (DSA) progress, one principle is of key importance for startups – the Country of Origin, also known as the Internal Market Clause. The principle states that a company must follow the legislation of its country of establishment, regardless of where its services are offered. Concretely, a second-hand …

Covid 19 DTX Innovation September 14, 2021 BioNTech: A Covid-19 Startup Success Story

BioNTech has emerged as one of the pandemic’s greatest success stories, spotlighting the disruptive nature of startups in finding solutions to societies’ biggest challenges. What began as a small, German biotech startup committed to transforming medicine, soon catapulted into a global pioneer in the Covid-19 race to vaccine discovery.  The Covid-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented …

Digital Single Market DSA 4 Startups Latest News platforms Policy September 8, 2021 How will marketplace startups in the EU deal with new platform rules?

There are about 10,000 startup platforms in the EU, many of which are online marketplaces. The Digital Services Act has the potential to empower these to launch their businesses and scale in the EU, if it preserves the founding principles of the platform economy and gives entrepreneurs legal clarity. As the discussions are underway in …

Latest News Startups July 29, 2021 Tech Policy for Startups – Where are we at?

2021 has been a busy year for digital policy and we are expecting more coming our way after the summer. Legislation on platform regulation, artificial intelligence and data sharing are piling up at the EU institutions. It will shape and define the future innovation economy and startups ecosystems in the EU and beyond, so it’s …

DTX Policy July 20, 2021 Towards a Stronger Health Union – Startups in The European Health Data Space

A digital health entrepreneur’s best skill is the ability to solve problems; from HR to accounting, finance and strategy, to finding a cutting edge-solution for a pressing health challenge. However, an entrepreneur’s vision is often curtailed by the complexity of having to navigate European health policy – which can be highly fragmented and complex. More …

Latest News July 16, 2021 We’re hiring! Office Administrator position (Part time)

We are looking for a part time (1 day a week) Office Manager to join our international and dynamic team in Brussels! We’re looking for a startupper: a self-starter, independent, motivated and tech savvy individual. Our ideal candidate will have first-hand experience as an Office Administrator with advocacy organisations in Brussels. The candidate will support the …

DTX Innovation July 15, 2021 Moonshot Startup Initiatives in the Fight Against Cancer

The torch for the EU Council Presidency has officially been passed on to Slovenia, who will chair meetings at every level of the Council for the next six months. In the Covid-19 recovery era, Slovenia has announced to hold the Presidency under the slogan Together. Resilient. Europe. and place building a better Health Union at …

Competition Latest News July 6, 2021 Let consumers make their pick & trust startups to deliver!

Startups exist because they respond to consumer needs – whether online or offline. Legislation that empowers innovation and ambitious startups also benefits consumers. However this only works if legislation isn’t designed to artificially pick winners and losers, for instance by favoring offline distribution mechanisms under a misleading guise of perceived fairness.  COVID-19 fundamentally changed the …

DSA 4 Startups platforms Policy June 25, 2021 Dear MEPs: We can strike a balance between promoting innovation and protecting consumers in the DSA

Startups are born out of consumers’ needs. In order to grow their businesses, consumer trust is imperative and hence it is in their interest to provide the information and tailored services that their users need. The Digital Services Act (DSA) represents an opportunity to strike the right balance between designing a clear pathway for startups …

Covid 19 DTX Innovation June 17, 2021 Your Chance to Win The European Patients’ Digital Health Awards!

Are you the next PDHA champion? Here is your opportunity to win a prize and recognition for your work in digital health innovation! We are very excited to be partnering up for the first ever European edition of the Patient Digital Health Awards – an initiative spotlighting Europe’s best digital health solutions improving the health …

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