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Data Policy April 20, 2022 GDPR 4 years later – the impact on startups?

Four years ago the GDPR became a compliance milestone for anyone who processes EU citizens’ personal data. While it has provided a harmonized standard for almost 500 million citizens, it has also been challenging for startups.  GDPR was a welcomed response to the opportunities and challenges posed by the growth of digital economies and societies. …

DTX Healthtech Charter Startups April 15, 2022 HealthTech Charter – The Spanish Fitness Check: Startup Voices in Policy

Startup perspectives need to be heard in policy and government! Join us in our new project to spotlight entrepreneurial voices in healthtech regulation in Spain. Innovators in digital health often spend time and resources navigating complex legislation across Europe. Overly complex rules, in turn, hinder digital health solutions from reaching their full potential. We believe …

Innovation Startups April 1, 2022 Startups Driving a Greener and More Sustainable Future

From wildfires in Australia to floods in Europe, societies are already feeling the impacts of climate change. Halving global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 is arguably one of humankind’s greatest innovation challenges. As natural-born problem solvers, startups have stepped up to the plate and are playing a fundamental role in the transition to a …

Data Policy April 1, 2022 Why is a new Transatlantic Data Flows Agreement essential for startup success?

After the famous Schrems II judgment, a new Transatlantic Agreement on the flow of personal data between the US and the EU is now in the works. We are optimistic about the potential that this agreement can bring to innovation and startup ecosystems, in terms of legal certainty and predictability.  What is the status quo?  …

Startups March 30, 2022 Russian War on Ukraine: Resources for Startup Organisations

Startup associations are sharing their best practices and harnessing their potential to play their part in helping those in need of urgent support in the Ukraine War. The Russian attack on Ukraine may have been a shock to many working in the tech sector, but it was quickly followed by a “roll up your sleeves …

Data Press Release March 28, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: A new robust Privacy Shield key for a thriving startup ecosystem

PRESS RELEASE [Brussels, 28th March 2022, contact: fabio@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the latest development of a political breakthrough on a new “Privacy Shield” data transfer agreement between the US and EU.  The invalidation of the Privacy Shield in July 2020 presented a difficult scenario for the 5,300 companies using it, especially startups, who were …

Artificial Intelligence DTX Healthtech Charter March 24, 2022 Startups in Artificial Intelligence and Health #TheHealthTechCharter

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a key technology in the digitalisation of health – from transforming the delivery of care to expanding precision medicine. Startups have been at the forefront of the development and deployment of AI in health, pioneering life-changing innovations in the global market. While there have been discussions about improving conditions for …

Artificial Intelligence Policy March 16, 2022 What do startups need from the Artificial Intelligence Act?

For many AI startups, the global challenges we are currently facing (COVID-19, climate change) are opportunities to use technology to improve people’s lives. At the same time, they are building technologies that are currently being regulated by EU policy makers. In this blog post we share key priorities for policy makers to consider in order …

Startups March 8, 2022 Scaling Allied for Startups into emerging markets

We were born almost a decade ago and our Membership growth mirrors the increased need for startup representation at the policy table – exponential. Why? Startups are an economic force to be reckoned with and policy makers have noticed. Digital rules are proliferating across borders, which often means that starting-up is becoming increasingly complex for …

DTX Healthtech Charter Startups February 24, 2022 eHealth Services Empowering Startups #HealthTechCharter

The Third Best Practice of the HealthTechCharter refers to Estonia’s fully interoperable Electronic Health Records and e-Prescriptions integrated into its national health system. These eHealth services have empowered actors along the health continuum – and supported startups in digital health to succeed. Adopting similar practices across European borders would be a big step towards building …