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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: ines@alliedforstartups.org] 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 …

DSA 4 Startups May 15, 2020 Allied for Startups is going on a digital roadshow across Europe!

On Wednesday, we officially launched our first webinar in our series: #DSA4startups! On this occasion we took a deep dive in the Dutch startup ecosystem. The Netherlands is a leading tech player in the European Union, a flourishing startup ecosystems in its own right. For that reason, identifying what works and upgrading what could be …

Startups May 14, 2020 1 step forward, 2 steps back? Why automated content filtering (still) doesn’t work for startups

Just because startups provide leading innovation in the fight against COVID-19 does not mean they can magically make automated content filters work. After making the hard-learnt lesson that content filters don’t work, we ask policy makers to not take 2 steps back and ask startup entrepreneurs to figure it out anyway. Instead, we encourage taking …

Covid 19 DTX Startups May 6, 2020 COVID-19 & digital health startups: an overview

Digital solutions are playing a vital role in supporting health care systems and people around the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery. We talked to several digital health startups’ founders who are providing innovative solutions to support health care providers, reduce the spread of the virus and increase the accessibility of health services: …

Covid 19 Policy April 28, 2020 Why should governments support startups in the economic downturn?

As COVID-19 spreads across the world and countries declare national lockdowns, economies suffer. The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented crisis and its consequences will hit all sectors of the economy. While startups are adaptable, resilient economic actors, they are also inherently smaller and have fewer resources.  We are happy to see that governments across Europe …

DSA 4 Startups Policy April 17, 2020 Making the Digital Services Act 4 Startups

The Allied for Startups Team is embarking on a mission to make the upcoming Digital Services Act startup-friendly! Our mission is to bring the voices of startup entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders to EU policy makers with the goal of co-creating rules that empower startups.  We believe that the Digital Services Act is an opportunity to …

Covid 19 DTX April 16, 2020 Startups can merge innovation & mental health to provide well-being

The unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis is overwhelming health care systems around the world. During times like these, it is particularly important to take advantage of all means available to implement solutions that help curb the loss of lives and empower the health workers to carry out their work. Concerns related to mental health are also …

Covid 19 Open Letter April 3, 2020 Joint Letter from Startup Communities on COVID-19

Dear President of the European Commission, Dear Ms. von der Leyen, We, the undersigned representatives of startup communities, call on you to give startups a central role in your solutions to the COVID-19 outbreak, to support startups through the difficult economic situation in the short run and to make startups central to your plans for …