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Events August 1, 2023 AFS Annual Summit 2023

The Allied for Startups Annual Summit brings together representatives from over 25 startup associations across the world. Every year, we deliberate on the most critical policy issues, discuss new trends and cast our votes to determine the focus areas for the year ahead. This year, for the first time, the Summit has open its doors …

Artificial Intelligence DTX June 25, 2020 Healthcare innovation beating cancer: showcasing life-saving startups

Cancer is the second most common cause of death worldwide. According to the WHO, cancer was responsible for the loss of an estimated 9.6 million lives in 2018. Europe has a 25% share of the global cancer burden, with nearly 4 million new cases of cancer registered every year. It is a public health concern …

Artificial Intelligence Policy June 19, 2020 EU legislation on Artificial Intelligence: Incentivise entrepreneurs to innovate!

Last February, the European Commission published its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence announcing an AI regulatory framework to enable the safe development and deployment of AI in the EU. The White Paper release was coupled with the Commission’s consultation for stakeholders to express their opinion. The European Commission wants to propose a risk based approach …

Latest News Press Release June 15, 2020 Allied for Startups welcomes the Commission’s proposed extension of the State Aid Temporary Framework to support startups.

[Brussels, 15 June 2020, contact: [email protected]] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Commission’s proposed extension of the State Aid Temporary Framework to support startups in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery.   Speaking about the EU Commission’s statement Benedikt Blomeyer, EU Policy Director at Allied for Startups said “We are pleased that the commission listened to our …

Startups June 12, 2020 5 Startups Contributing To The Inclusion Of People With Disabilities

15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability. People with disabilities are subject to various barriers to social and economic inclusion, such as inadequate access to physical environments and transportation, lack of assistive technology and equipment, lack of access to public and private services, various social and institutional attitudes and discrimination, to name …

Policy Startups June 11, 2020 Why Startup Founders Should Participate In The European Commission’s Digital Services Act Consultation

Last week the European Commission launched several consultations on the Digital Services Act, one of the most important pieces of legislation in the digital (and otherwise) arena, as it will affect all online platforms in a plethora of ways.  At Allied for Startups, we sometimes see ourselves as translators, in that we want to bridge …

Startups June 5, 2020 Startups Contributing To A More Sustainable Planet

Happy International Environmental Day! Since 1974 on the 5th of June policy makers, civil society, public figures and others use their platform to raise awareness about the environment. One day a year doesn’t seem enough as our food, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all …

DTX Policy May 29, 2020 European Health Data Space: A Catalyst For Health Innovation?

Why is data important for public health and innovation? The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the discussions around health data sharing in Europe and beyond. Tracing the spread of the pandemic, identifying hotspots and vulnerable communities, discovering potential treatments and monitoring the patients involves the collection and exchange of health data. It requires digital solutions that …

Press Release May 28, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Allied For Startups Encourages The European Commission To Empower Startups To Achieve Green And Digital Economic Growth.

[Brussels, 28 MAY 2020, contact: [email protected]] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Commission’s budget proposal for 2021-2027 and encourages the European Commission to leverage startups’ ambitions and growth potential to build a greener and more sustainable economy. Speaking about the release of the EU’s long-term budget, Benedikt Blomeyer, EU Policy Director at Allied for Startups …

Latest News Open Letter May 18, 2020 Join Letter From Startup Communities On Liquidity For Startups

Dear Commissioner Vestager, We, the undersigned representatives of startup communities, call on you to ensure that urgent COVID-19-related liquidity support for startup ecosystems is not delayed or blocked by EU legislation, in particular the Temporary Framework for State Aid. Our member associations stand ready to  ensure the health and wellbeing of citizens in the unprecedented …

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