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Digital Single Market Latest News Startups April 19, 2024 The European Single Market: A New Frontier for Startups

In a rapidly evolving global market, the European Union is currently standing at a crossroads. The recent report by Enrico Letta, published on 17 April, emphasises the urgent need for reform within the EU’s Single Market. Similar statements were made by Mario Draghi, as he emphasised the urge to leverage the EU’s global competitiveness.  While …

Latest News Startups April 8, 2024 How to make the EU-US Trade and Technology Council work better for startups

On 4 April, EU and US officials gathered in Leuven for the sixth ministerial meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), the diplomatic forum to coordinate technology and trade policy between the United States and the European Union. Looming over the discussions was the question of whether or not the TTC will be …

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 …

Latest News Policy Press Release December 15, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: Startups welcome the exemption of open source software from the scope of the revised Product Liability Directive.

[Brussels, 15 December 2023, contact [email protected]] Allied for Startups welcomes the trilogue agreement on the revision of the Product Liability Directive (PLD). This revamped law will adapt the EU’s liability framework to current market conditions and technological advancements while prioritising consumer safety. Importantly for startups, the agreed text clarifies that free and open source software (OSS) …

Healthtech Charter Latest News Policy Press Release December 14, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: EHDS Plenary vote: Startups advocate for unrestricted access to health data to enhance innovation.

[Brussels, 14 December 2023, contact [email protected]] Allied for Startups welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament’s report on the European Health Data Space, a landmark initiative that underscores a pivotal opportunity for startups to drive innovation and revolutionise healthcare in the EU. However, the European Parliament’s report misses a golden opportunity to deliver on the …

Latest News Press Release December 11, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: Steptoe and Allied for Startups join forces to support startups with AI Act Compliance.

[Brussels, 11th December 2023, contact [email protected]] Startups across Europe, as smaller economic players with limited resources, will most likely struggle to comply with one of the most complex and burdensome regulatory initiatives to date. For that reason, to ensure that startups remain competitive in the Artificial Intelligence revolution, Allied for Startups (AFS) and Steptoe have …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Press Release December 10, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: Startups concerned about last-minute requirements on GPAI models agreed in AI trilogues.

[Brussels, 10 December 2023, contact [email protected]] Allied for Startups welcomes policymakers’ ambition to create the first AI legislative framework. The final agreement, however, has differed enormously from the European Commission’s initial risk-based approach, which promised to allow for startup innovation to thrive. Speaking about the agreement, Allied for Startups EU Director, Inés Moreno-Alonso said: “While …

Cloud Latest News December 5, 2023 Sovereignty requirements at the expense of a thriving startup ecosystem?

Startups want to be global from day one; their mission is to scale their venture. Thankfully, for entrepreneurs, the tools to start, build, and scale a globally oriented business have never been more accessible. However, policymakers’ concerns and nationalistic fervour over the “safety and security” of data held in the cloud threaten to curb—or even …

Latest News Press Release Startups November 28, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: Startups commend European Parliament’s INI report on startups and scale-ups and warn against narrow definitions

[Brussels, 28 November 2023, contact [email protected]] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Parliament’s ITRE committee vote on their own-initiative draft report (INI) on startups and scale-ups and their commitment to supporting innovation, economic growth, and job creation in the EU. By underlining the importance of startups and scale-ups in the European Union, the own-initiative report …

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