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DTX Policy July 20, 2021 Towards a Stronger Health Union – Startups in The European Health Data Space

A digital health entrepreneur’s best skill is the ability to solve problems; from HR to accounting, finance and strategy, to finding a cutting edge-solution for a pressing health challenge. However, an entrepreneur’s vision is often curtailed by the complexity of having to navigate European health policy – which can be highly fragmented and complex. More …

Latest News July 16, 2021 We’re hiring! Office Administrator position (Part time)

We are looking for a part time (1 day a week) Office Manager to join our international and dynamic team in Brussels! We’re looking for a startupper: a self-starter, independent, motivated and tech savvy individual. Our ideal candidate will have first-hand experience as an Office Administrator with advocacy organisations in Brussels. The candidate will support the …

DTX Innovation July 15, 2021 Moonshot Startup Initiatives in the Fight Against Cancer

The torch for the EU Council Presidency has officially been passed on to Slovenia, who will chair meetings at every level of the Council for the next six months. In the Covid-19 recovery era, Slovenia has announced to hold the Presidency under the slogan Together. Resilient. Europe. and place building a better Health Union at …

Competition Latest News July 6, 2021 Let consumers make their pick & trust startups to deliver!

Startups exist because they respond to consumer needs – whether online or offline. Legislation that empowers innovation and ambitious startups also benefits consumers. However this only works if legislation isn’t designed to artificially pick winners and losers, for instance by favoring offline distribution mechanisms under a misleading guise of perceived fairness.  COVID-19 fundamentally changed the …

DSA 4 Startups platforms Policy June 25, 2021 Dear MEPs: We can strike a balance between promoting innovation and protecting consumers in the DSA

Startups are born out of consumers’ needs. In order to grow their businesses, consumer trust is imperative and hence it is in their interest to provide the information and tailored services that their users need. The Digital Services Act (DSA) represents an opportunity to strike the right balance between designing a clear pathway for startups …

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 …

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