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Latest News Press Release July 22, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Global leaders join new Allied For Startups Advisory Board at defining moment for startups

[Brussels, 22 July 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Global leaders join the Allied for Startups Advisory Board at a defining moment for startups. The Advisory Board will guide the activities of Allied for Startups on a strategic level, raise awareness of critical issues, and function as a sounding board for new ideas and policy objectives for the …

Press Release July 17, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: The invalidation of Privacy Shield casts legal uncertainty on startups

[Brussels, 17 July 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] The invalidation of Privacy Shield by the European Court of Justice casts legal uncertainty over startups and scale-ups relying on transatlantic data flows. “The striking down of this transatlantic data transfer mechanism will effectively advantage bigger players who have existing Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC),” Benedikt Blomeyer, Director EU Policy, …

DSA 4 Startups July 16, 2020 What do startup entrepreneurs need from the Digital Services Act?

A few weeks ago we hosted our last (for now) #DSA4startups webinar with our member Danish Entrepreneurs. Before that, we co-hosted webinars with our members and partners in Bulgaria and Romania, the Netherlands and Germany.   The aim of our #DSA4startups campaign is to bring the voices of startup entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders to EU policy …

Press Release July 15, 2020 Allied for Startups grows team: welcomes Daniel Dalton as Senior Advisor and promotes Benedikt Blomeyer as EU Policy Director.

[Brussels, 15 July, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups is onboarding former MEP Daniel Dalton as Senior Advisor and promotes Benedikt Blomeyer to EU Policy Director. “We are very proud to expand our team and continue to grow as our role as a global startup association. Making the voice of startups heard in policy and government …

DSA 4 Startups Policy July 7, 2020 Key Arguments from Allied for Startups’ Response to the DSA Impact Assessments

As stakeholders share feedback on what needs to be changed in the innovation ecosystem, we use the Inception Impact Assessment Consultation on the Digital Services Act to take a step back and also look at what works for startups. Fundamentally, the online platform economy has not just been a source of innovation, growth and jobs …

Open Letter Policy July 7, 2020 The response from the European Commission to startup communities on COVID-19

From the start of the COVID-19 crisis at Allied for Startups we have witnessed startups stepping up and providing solutions to the pandemic and the consequences of the lockdown. From medical and health solutions to ed-tech, entertainment and communications. In light of that, we sent  a letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula …

DTX Latest News July 6, 2020 Call for applications: Patients’ Digital Health Awards

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Patients’ Digital Health Awards! This is a unique opportunity for digital health startups across Europe to gain recognition for their patient-focused innovative solutions and for building meaningful connections with Patients’ Associations and healthcare stakeholders.  PDHA 2020 will reward 3 person-centric digital health solutions that improve the …

Covid 19 Latest News Policy July 1, 2020 Startups’ 13 recommendations for the post COVID-19 economic recovery

In May 2020, given the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global economy, leaders of startup communities across the world formed a working group to work on measures to support startups in this extraordinary time, and by doing so spark the post-COVID-19 economic recovery. The group focused on putting startups in the centre of …

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 …