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DTX Startups April 7, 2021 5 startups improving access to healthcare

On the occasion of World Health Day, we are sharing the inspiring stories of startups who are leveraging technology to improve access to healthcare.  Happy World Health Day, everyone! This day is celebrated globally every year since the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948. This year, the theme is Building a fairer, healthier …

Latest News Press Release Startup Nations Standard March 18, 2021 PRESS RELEASE: An ambitious Startup Nations Standard can put the EU on route to being the scale-up continent.

Brussels, 19 March 2021,  Allied for Startups welcomes the Startup Nations Standard (SNS) which was presented today by the European Commission.  The Standard consists of a set of best practices that address key hurdles startups in the European Union face.  Following extensive and in-depth consultations with startup communities across Europe, the European Commission is setting …

DTX March 18, 2021 What do digital health startups need to thrive post-COVID?

Startup entrepreneurs are driving the digital transformation of healthcare but regulatory fragmentation hinders their potential. European policy makers can support startups scaling digital health innovation across borders by building a level playing field. The digital health sector has grown exponentially in the last year. Venture funding totalled a record $14.8 billion globally, a 66% increase …

Latest News Policy March 8, 2021 Choose to challenge (the lack of) diversity in entrepreneurship. 

If you were to think about 5 amazing entrepreneurs, how many would be women? The theme of this year’s international women’s day is “choose to challenge the status quo”. We want to change the status quo in entrepreneurship, which stands as follows: according to Forbes, only 10% of startups are founded by women in the …

Startups March 3, 2021 Wildlife protection by startup innovation

On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, we share the stories of startups who are leveraging technology to support wildlife protection.  Since 2013, the United Nations World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3 every year to highlight the importance of biodiversity and to raise awareness about the urgent need to tackle human-induced reduction of …

Startup Nations Standard Talent February 25, 2021 Hiring the startup dream team -Moonshot or nightmare? 

The stakes are very high in startup hiring. Typically, startups are formed by small teams where team members wear many hats simultaneously. Oftentimes the product or service they offer addresses a very specific market gap. Hence, they require very specific talent that they might not find in the EU. The fitting additional team member with …

DTX February 18, 2021 Health apps by prescription: the need for a common European approach

Startups are some of the leading innovators behind the emerging digital therapeutics market. As conversations around reimbursement pathways and prescriptions of digital therapeutics are starting to take place, we advocate a coordinated approach at the EU level.  Digital therapeutics, evidence-based therapeutic interventions driven by software, is a rapidly growing subset of digital health. Its global …

Startups February 11, 2021 Factoring in startups in digital legisation promotes job creation

In 2020 there was an unprecedented global employment loss – of 114 million jobs relative to 2019 – according to the International Labour Organisation. As the crisis is ongoing, unemployment  is expected to rise  8.6 percent in 2021 in the European Union alone,  with the retailing, leisure and hospitality sectors being the most affected.  This …

Latest News Open Letter Tax February 11, 2021 Open Letter: Tech sector bodies call for new impetus from the US, EU and UK to find a solution for the taxation of the digital economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of digital services to the modern economy. Tech sector has played a vital role in helping keep our society connected and our economies going throughout the harshest of years. To return to growth in 2021 the US, EU and its Member States and the UK are rightly seeking …

DTX Startups February 4, 2021 How startups support Europe’s Beating Cancer efforts

This article was originally posted on June 25, following the European Parliament’s vote to set up the Special Committee on beating cancer. It has been modified and published again on February 4, following the publication of Europe’s Beating Cancer plan. Cancer is the second most common cause of death worldwide. According to the WHO, cancer …

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