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Covid 19 Startups January 27, 2021 How startups support COVID-19 vaccinations

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out, an end to the health crisis is in sight. Despite recent delays, the EU intends to vaccinate 70% of its adult population by summer. Startups from across the world are contributing to vaccination efforts. From addressing distribution challenges to ensuring smooth workflows, innovative entrepreneurs play an important …

DSA 4 Startups Policy January 22, 2021 The Digital Services Act: The GDPR of Platforms?

Startups across the world have come to know the EU as the first-mover on privacy legislation with the GDPR. In December the European Commission put forward two landmark files to regulate the online platform economy: the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Given the potential replication of these rules worldwide, startup …

DTX Latest News January 20, 2021 Allied for Startups DTx publishes first Annual Report

Allied for Startups DTx’s first Annual Report provides an overview of our activities and engagements in 2020 as well as perspectives for 2021.  Allied for Startups DTx started in 2019 to enhance the policy environment and reduce barriers for startups in the European healthcare ecosystem. During the last year, digital health policy has become a …

Policy January 15, 2021 European Commission: With startup friendly regulation, funding follows

For the last two weeks, the tech community has has been buzzing about the European Innovation Council’s startup investments (between 15-25 € million). The objective of the fund is to bridge the existing funding gap between Europe and the US and China as well as boosting innovation and job creation. Yet, while we believe the …

Latest News Policy January 6, 2021 What’s in store for startup policy in 2021?

COVID-19 forced significant parts of the world population to turn to digital tools and platforms to perform daily tasks such as working, shopping or communicating. Policy makers are now responding to the increasing importance of tech in our lives. In the EU, this entails sweeping new rules for tech companies, ranging from rules for online …

Startups January 6, 2021 5 startups creating lasting social impact

The social and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic range from an increase in unemployment and social exclusion to food insecurity in developing countries. During these challenging times, it is more important than ever to foster human solidarity and find new ways to tackle the modern world’s social problems. Startups have a key role to …

Latest News Press Release December 15, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Allied for Startups encourages European institutions to design a Digital Markets Act that incentivises starting up and scaling.

[Brussels, 15 December 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Upon the official release today of a Digital Markets Act, Allied for Startups is poised to engage with policy makers to ensure that it incentivises high growth startups across the region.  “Allied for Startups has already begun a comprehensive members consultation on the Digital Markets Act and we look …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release December 15, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Allied for Startups welcomes opportunity to update and clarify regulatory framework for startups in the Digital Services Act (DSA), applauds inclusion of key principles

[Brussels, 15 December 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org]  Allied for Startups today welcomed the announcement of a comprehensive Digital Services Act (DSA) which maintained three key principles of a robust digital economy.  “Reaffirming the intermediary liability exemption, the country of origin principle and the prohibition of general monitoring are paramount to the scalability of startups in the …

DTX December 11, 2020 Lessons from speaking to digital health entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, Allied for Startups and MEP Brando Benifei co-hosted a webinar “Digital Health innovation & startups during COVID-19 and beyond” to discuss the opportunities and challenges the digital health sector is facing. The video recording is available here.  We thank the panelists for a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion. The speakers on the panel included: …

Data December 4, 2020 What do startups think of the Data Governance Act? 

Last week the European Commission presented the Data Governance Act, its ambition is to facilitate the availability and sharing of public data inside the European Union. The proposal aims to complete the Open Data Directive adopted in 2019. It also sets the groundwork for the upcoming Data Act which is aimed to be released in …

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