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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 …

Startups June 11, 2021 Happy Birthday, Allied for Startups!

On the 11th of June of 2014, Melissa Blaustein, our Founder and CEO, came together with 12 national startup associations and formed Allied for Startups. The purpose and objective of the organisation hasn’t changed a bit since our founding days: Bring the voices of startups to governments and institutions around the world, with the ultimate …

DSA 4 Startups Policy June 4, 2021 Policy makers: avoid slowing down the platform economy with the DSA

Last week we published our position on the DSA, following a consultation with our Members. In a subsequent blog post, we highlighted what elements of the DSA  have the potential to ignite startup growth. This week, we want to cover the elements of the DSA with the potential to undermine startup growth and the economic …

Innovation Startups June 3, 2021 Startups in the Blue Economy: Transitioning Towards a Sustainable Europe

On the occasion of World Environment Day, it is important to recognise our role in the restoration of nature’s ecosystems. Startups are key actors that continue to deliver innovative solutions within the ‘blue economy’ to tackle climate change.   Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated annually on the 5th of June to inspire positive …

DSA 4 Startups May 28, 2021 5 key concepts of the DSA that will support startup entrepreneurs.

This week we have published our position on the DSA, which lays out measures that work for startups, and those that may hamper startups’ potential. In this blogpost we sum up 5 key concepts of the Digital Services Act that will support successful startup ecosystems.  Focusing on illegal content: There is currently no clear definition …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Open Letter Uncategorized May 27, 2021 Joint statement to the 27 May Competitiveness Council on The Digital Services Act (DSA)

The undersigned organisations support the objective of the Digital Services Act (DSA) to increase digital innovation, online safety, and fundamental rights protection in the European Union Single Market. Considering the importance of this file we take this opportunity to congratulate the Portuguese Presidency and the Member States for the significant progress at the Working Party …

DTX May 20, 2021 Startups in the Democratisation of Care: Digital Mental Health Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed digital mental health startups in the spotlight. The demand for accessible mental health solutions has paved the way for startups to innovate and deliver access to mental health and psychosocial support services online.  Just over a year ago, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Looking back, this …

Innovation Latest News Startups May 5, 2021 Is the European Union promoting entrepreneurship and innovation?

Supporting startups is not just a question of money, regulation should also encourage starting and scaling up. In its working programme, the European Union has made the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship one of its priorities. Through numerous funding programmes and initiatives, the European Union is making efforts to step up its game to become …

Latest News Startup Nations Standard April 27, 2021 A worldwide Startup Nations Standard: An 8-step recipe for global recovery.

It’s not a coincidence that countries such as Estonia, the UK or the US have some of the highest startup rates in the world. They offer regulatory, administrative and financing conditions that are attractive to entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurs are naturally attracted to start up in an ecosystem that maximises their chance to scale-up. They consider factors …

Latest News Press Release April 22, 2021 PRESS RELEASE : Designing Artificial Intelligence requirements that consider startups will allow for innovation to thrive. 

[Brussels, 22 April 2021] Allied for Startups (AFS) welcomes the European Commission’s Artificial Intelligence Act and efforts to lay down harmonised rules for Artificial Intelligence uptake in Europe, however warns about potential regulatory complexity for startups.  AFS supports the proposed initiatives to encourage AI innovation in Europe such as regulatory sandboxes and measures aimed to …

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