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DTX Innovation April 4, 2024 World Health Day 2024: My Health, My Right

Today, more than half of the world’s population still lacks access to essential health services, a very basic need, with the majority of households spending 10% of their households budget on healthcare, pushing millions into extreme poverty from out-of-pocket expenses. The digitalisation of health offers countless possibilities to democratise access to healthcare and delivery of …

DTX Innovation Policy Startups March 18, 2024 Analysing the European Health Data Space: a new era for healthtech startups?

After several trilogues, on 13 March, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament finally reached a political agreement on the European Health Data Space (EHDS). The main point of contention was the extent to which patients would be able to opt out of the system’s secondary use of data, through which startups could …

DTX Policy March 13, 2024 Navigating the EHDS dilemma: A startup-friendly future of digital health

The European Health Data Space (EHDS) stands as a cornerstone for fostering innovation and revolutionising healthcare within the European Union. As negotiations unfold, the current state of play reveals a divergence between the European Parliament (EP) and the Council of the EU, underscoring the challenges in crafting a harmonised EHDS framework. By facilitating access to …

Net Neutrality Policy March 7, 2024 Crisis averted: Has the Commission given up on Network Fees?

On 21 February, the European Commission published its White Paper on the future Digital Networks Act, which we have analysed in great detail to ensure that there was no possible threat to net neutrality. You may remember that Allied for Startups and its members have been deeply involved in maintaining the free and open nature …

2024 EU Elections Innovation Policy Startups February 27, 2024 Unlocking Europe’s Digital Future: The Urgency for a Commissioner of Digital Entrepreneurship

By Tímea Bárocz, Operations Manager of Startup Hungary In today’s fast-paced digital era, innovation isn’t just advantageous; it’s essential for societal progression. The European Union, a vibrant tapestry of innovation and entrepreneurship, now stands at a pivotal juncture. However, a prevailing misconception within the EU is its perceived sluggishness in embracing digital transformation, often leading …

Artificial Intelligence Data Policy Privacy Startups February 23, 2024 The EU’s AI and Copyright Laws: The Challenges Ahead For Startups

Although one may think that artificial intelligence (AI) and copyright are issues separately addressed, nothing could be further from the truth, particularly today. With the rise in popularity of tools such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Stability AI’s Stable Diffusion, EU policymakers decided to regulate the use of generative AI (GenAI) systems, i.e. the technology at …

Uncategorized February 14, 2024 A 5-Step Guide to Winning a Startup’s Heart 💘

Ah, Valentine’s Day – the perfect time to celebrate love in all its forms! While the traditional symbols of affection might feature chocolates and flowers, a different kind of romance blossoms in the world of startups. So, if you’re curious to uncover what truly sets their hearts racing with excitement, you’ve come to the right …

2024 EU Elections Startups February 9, 2024 EU Elections Manifestos: What’s in them for Startups?

As the election season approaches, the European political parties, which are each affiliated to a political group in the European Parliament, are busy drafting their election manifestos. To see what is in them for startups, Allied for Startups dove into the manifestos to surface all that is relevant for startups. Curious? Get your diving mask …

2024 EU Elections Innovation February 8, 2024 Startup Visa: A strategic measure for Europe’s competitiveness

By Agata C. Hidalgo, European Affairs Lead of France Digitale, and Antoine Latran, European Affairs Coordinator of France Digitale Recruitment is the number one challenge for startups in Europe: not only do they face a shortage of profiles at all levels of seniority, but they are also in direct competition with leading companies, like US …

2024 EU Elections Innovation Startups February 1, 2024 Danish Entrepreneurs and Venstre: Entrepreneurs must be involved in shaping EU legislation

By Johann Svane, Head of Policy and Press, Danske Iværksættere – Danish Entrepreneurs, and Morten Løkkegaard, Group Chairman of Renew Europe, the Liberal Party in the European Parliament In our rapidly changing, digitalized world, innovation is not just a luxury, but a necessity for our society.  Innovation creates solutions to, for example, the climate crisis …