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Artificial Intelligence Innovation Latest News Policy January 26, 2024 The European Commission’s AI Innovation Package: What does it mean for startups?

On 24 January 2024, the European Commission unveiled its ‘AI Innovation Package’ to support European startups in the development of trustworthy AI. This initiative does not come out of nowhere and goes along with the European Union’s much-anticipated AI Act, the world’s first comprehensive law on artificial intelligence. But what exactly is this package about …

Artificial Intelligence Innovation Latest News Trade January 19, 2024 EU-US Trade and Technology Council: What is it and why does it matter for startups?

As Brussels and parts of the US were hit by blizzards, another kind of storm is brewing: the next EU-US Trade and Technology Council Summit. On 12 January, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai confirmed that the next EU-US Summit will take place in Washington D.C. on 30 January. But what exactly is the TTC and …

Data Innovation Policy November 16, 2023 Done and dusted: what does the Data Act mean for startups?

On 9 November 2023, the European Parliament adopted the final text of the Data Act, by a majority of 481 votes in favour, 31 votes against, and 71 abstentions. The Data Act has the potential to fulfill its promise of boosting Europe’s competitiveness and innovation capacity by harmonising rules on access and use of industrial …

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 …

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 …

Data Innovation Privacy September 27, 2023 Privacy-Enhancing Technologies: Protecting Startups’ Data

Startups are increasingly dependent on the collection, processing, and use of personal data for their success. For that reason, businesses and startups take data breaches and privacy violations very seriously and implement measures to ensure their users’ data security. We’ve identified some of the Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs) that startups are employing!   What are PETS? PETs …

Artificial Intelligence Innovation Policy Uncategorized September 18, 2023 Navigating the landscape of the EU’s voluntary AI initiatives

Now that the AI Act, originally proposed in April 2021, is on its way to be adopted by the end of 2023, one may think that the topic of artificial intelligence will incrementally cease to make the headlines in the EU. On the contrary, in the months to come after the adoption of the AI …

Innovation Policy September 7, 2023 How can the Product Liability Directive best support the startup ecosystem?

Context Since the European Commission proposed a revision of the Product Liability Directive (PLD) on 28 September 2022, both the Council of the EU and the European Parliament started their respective work on the file. Now that the Council has reached a general approach on 14 June 2023, all eyes are on the Members of …

DTX Innovation July 27, 2023 The Silent Pandemic: Startups Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

Antibiotics are a mainstay of modern medicine, revolutionising the treatment of infectious diseases worldwide. By killing or preventing bacteria from reproducing and spreading in humans or animals, they make for the most important type of agent in fighting bacterial infections. However, a significant threat to the achievements of the antibiotic era is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), …