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DTX Innovation November 14, 2023 World Diabetes Day: Startups Delivering Solutions without the Sugar Coating 🍬

World Diabetes Day, celebrated on 14 November, is an opportunity to spread awareness about the condition and its complications, whilst advocating for better management and care of affected patients. This year’s slogan “know your risk, know your response”, implies that recognising one’s diabetes risk is crucial to supporting disease prevention, while early diagnosis and timely …

Data DTX Innovation November 8, 2023 Infographic: Secondary Health Data Sharing Across the EU 🩺

Data is an indispensable part of today’s world, with vast amounts being generated every second. The healthcare industry is no exception to this rule. The European Health Data Sharing Space, or EHDS, is an opportunity for startups to scale life-changing innovations across the EU. The platform offers to provide high-quality insights based on secondary health …

Latest News Open Letter Statement November 7, 2023 Startup Ecosystem Statement on the European Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS)

Startups are committed to contributing to a competitive, resilient, and innovative cloud ecosystem in Europe, which should continue benefiting from a wide array of cloud service providers. For this reason, we urge policy makers to refrain from adopting sovereignty requirements that would potentially exclude the products of crucial cloud suppliers from the European market. A …

Startups October 31, 2023 Startup INI Report: Creating a Favourable Environment for Startups and Scaleups

Existing regulations governing access to EU funding programmes treat startups and SMEs alike, creating obstacles for these smaller players to secure proper financial support. This hinders their growth and, in consequence, hampers their level of competitiveness. In a draft of the startup INI report presented to the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) on …

Startups October 31, 2023 Halloween Special: Regulatory Initiatives Haunting the Startup Ecosystem 🎃

From Network Fees threatening the very essence of the Open Internet, to the mysterious data disappearance triggered by the EHDS opt-out mechanism, startups face a wide array of gnarly obstacles. These haunt them like ghosts in the night, showing up not just for the Halloween festivities. In this blog post, we delve into five bone-chilling …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Open Letter Policy October 24, 2023 Open Letter: The AI Act is an opportunity to provide regulatory stability for startups

Allied for Startups sent an open letter highlighting the reasons why regulating GPAIs and foundation models will have detrimental effects on the startup ecosystem. Download the PDF here.

Net Neutrality Policy October 18, 2023 Are Network Fees Over?

On 10 October, the European Commission finally released the results of the exploratory consultation on the future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure – and there’s good news! For now, it seems like the Commission will not be moving forward with the idea of implementing Network Fees. Here are the key takeaways from …

Latest News Startups October 11, 2023 Bringing Together The Startup Community: AFS Annual Summit 2023

It’s our 9th time celebrating our AFS Annual Summit! Every year, we gather our members so startup communities can connect broadly and discuss our priorities, after which we vote on our Mandate for the following year. This year, for the very first time, we decided it was time to open the doors for everyone in …

DTX Startups October 9, 2023 Making Universal Access to Mental Health Care a Reality: Startup Initiatives

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, we echo the significance of mental well-being. This year’s theme, “Mental health is a universal right” underscores the importance of the democratisation of mental health care and the need for accessible support for every individual around the world. In an era where technology and innovation are at …

DTX Innovation Policy Uncategorized September 28, 2023 Exploring the Path to Medical Device Regulation Compliance

A medical device, such as a thermometer or pacemaker, is a tool designed for healthcare purposes, including diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and prevention of medical conditions. As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, medical devices have become synonymous with cutting-edge healthcare solutions, offering the potential of significantly improved patient outcomes.  The Medical Device Regulation …

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