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2024 EU Elections Innovation Startups May 27, 2024 A Globally Interconnected Economy: A Catalyst for Startups and Innovation

The importance of a globally interconnected economy for startups and innovation cannot be overstated. The seamless flow of ideas, resources, and collaboration across borders is paramount for entrepreneurial success and driving progress. To illustrate these multifaceted benefits, this article highlights the opportunities provided by a globally interconnected economy and demonstrates how startups can leverage these …

Innovation Startups May 17, 2024 World Telecommunications Day: How startups are bridging the digital divide

At this point in time, technology is at the most advanced stage, and will only continue to improve. Nevertheless, at the same moment we are confronted with the Digital Divide, with 3.7 billion people still unconnected, which hinders innovation in certain areas of the planet. This divide limits opportunities for education, economic growth, and overall …

2024 EU Elections Competition Innovation Startups May 16, 2024 The EU must focus on fostering the rules of net neutrality

What is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality refers to a principle that ensures internet service providers (ISPs) treat all online traffic equally and openly, without discrimination, blocking, throttling or prioritisation by user, content, service, application, or any method of communication at hand. In the digital space, the term isn’t just a buzzword; it’s the lifeblood of …

2024 EU Elections Startups May 13, 2024 The impact of disinformation on startups and their role in combating it

When you say 2024, you say elections! This year, more than 2 billion voters in 50 countries will head to the polls to cast their vote. Would 2024 then be the perfect year to celebrate democracy and free and fair elections? Well, against the backdrop of this super election year, concerns about the increasing spread …

2024 EU Elections Startups April 29, 2024 Support and encourage startup research and investment: Identifying and disseminating best-in-class pan-European investment instruments.

By Miguel Ferrer, SVP Strategy and Public Agenda – Adigital / EsTech Startups and scaleups play a crucial role in enhancing European competitiveness and driving the shift towards a new, innovative production model. These companies have demonstrated the potential to elevate the continent’s productivity, attract international investment, generate employment, and foster innovation across various sectors, …

Innovation Startups April 24, 2024 How are startups and SMEs different?

Startups and SMEs are two different economic and social actors with different needs, capabilities and challenges – but they are, more often than not, placed in the same basket by policy makers. In hopes of bringing some much needed context to these evolving debates, we have laid out how they differ with a specific musical …

Digital Single Market Latest News Startups April 19, 2024 The European Single Market: A New Frontier for Startups

In a rapidly evolving global market, the European Union is currently standing at a crossroads. The recent report by Enrico Letta, published on 17 April, emphasises the urgent need for reform within the EU’s Single Market. Similar statements were made by Mario Draghi, as he emphasised the urge to leverage the EU’s global competitiveness.  While …

2024 EU Elections Innovation Startups April 17, 2024 EU Elections 2024 – How to foster the CEE startup ecosystem?

By Lucia Colníková, Portfolio Manager & League for Digital Boost Lead at the Slovak Alliance for Innovation Economy (SAPIE) Although Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) may seem as a humdrum destination for entrepreneurs compared to the huge startup superpowers, the region has been widely acclaimed as a talent-rich destination that has emerged as a cradle …

2024 EU Elections Digital Single Market Policy April 15, 2024 Digital policies in the EU: Startups feel the regulatory fatigue

In the dynamic arena of digital innovation, startups serve as engines of creativity and economic growth. However, amidst the hustle and bustle of the European Union’s legislative landscape, startups are encountering a formidable challenge: regulatory fatigue. As Allied for Startups is committed to fostering an environment where startups can thrive, we advocate in our EU …

Latest News Startups April 8, 2024 How to make the EU-US Trade and Technology Council work better for startups

On 4 April, EU and US officials gathered in Leuven for the sixth ministerial meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), the diplomatic forum to coordinate technology and trade policy between the United States and the European Union. Looming over the discussions was the question of whether or not the TTC will be …