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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 …

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 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 DTX March 12, 2020 Digital health startups vs. COVID-19 

Digital health startups vs. COVID-19  The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives and livelihood of everyone around the world in every possible way. Individuals, organisations and governments are reinventing the dynamics of everyday life to stay safe, healthy and afloat. This is especially true for startups who are the most flexible and adaptable economic players …

DTX Policy November 26, 2019 Digital Health Startups and EU Policy: A day of collaboration among startups, policymakers and healthcare stakeholders in the EU

On 19 November, founders of European digital health startups Ada, Brain+, Byteflies, Disior, Tired of Cancer and Biloba came to Brussels to talk directly to policymakers and regulators from the European Parliament and Commission.  The aim was to discuss face-to-face some of the most crucial policy topics for startups – e.g. the impact of regulations …

DTX November 4, 2019 3 topics that matter for startups in the European digital health ecosystem

The digital health startup ecosystem is growing at an exponential rate in Europe. With increasing amounts of groundbreaking treatment methods and investments into the industry, more and more entrepreneurs and investors are looking to expand into healthcare. Startups’ innovative solutions are reshaping practices and perspectives in healthcare.  But many startups struggle in the highly specialised …

DTX September 17, 2019 The EU’s new health agenda: Challenge or Opportunity for startups?

With the new European Commission and Parliament settling in, we made a list of the EU’s health agenda for the next 5 years, looking at what the new priorities will bring for startups in the European healthcare ecosystem. All in all, it looks like the interest in health this mandate will place startups under the …

DTX Startups September 5, 2019 The Rise of Startups in the European Digital Health Ecosystem: Opportunities and Challenges

Europe is booming as a startup hub in all things digital. According to Atomico’s State of European Tech report, total investment in European startups reached $23 billion in 2018 – compared to $5 billion in 2013. The figures show that startups are a significant driver of growth, jobs and in particular, better healthcare. From mHealth …

DTX June 21, 2019 Digital Therapeutics: Our takeaways from HIMSS Europe, EHMA 2.0 and DTxEurope

In the past three weeks we’ve partnered with three renowned health tech conferences – HIMSS Europe, EHMA 2.0 and DTxEurope…

DTX Startups May 16, 2019 5 Innovative Vaccine Startups in Europe

Vaccination, as the European Commission states, is the most cost-effective tool for widespread disease prevention. Yet, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey, 48% of Europeans believe vaccines can produce serious side-effects. The same survey shows that more than 12.000 measles cases were reported in the European Economic Area and 35 people died from them last year, …