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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 …

Competition Digital Single Market Latest News platforms December 3, 2020 The Digital Markets Act – FAQ for Startup Founders

For the past year, we’ve been hearing and talking a lot about the DSA – The Digital Services Act. Not everyone will have followed that, in parallel, the European Commission was reviewing competition rules for the digital economy. Now the fruits of this labour will be presented. On to the stage comes the DMA – …

DTX Latest News November 25, 2020 Webinar: Digital health innovation & startups during COVID-19 and beyond

Allied for Startups & MEP Brando Benifei are hosting a virtual event Digital health innovation & startups during COVID-19 and beyond on 9 December at 5 PM CET.  This webinar will bring together key digital health stakeholders – award-winning digital health entrepreneurs and innovators, European policy makers and Patient Associations to discuss the opportunities and …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release October 27, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: The Digital Services Act could empower startups and the wider EU economy.  

[Brussels, 27 October 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups in partnership with Oxera have published an economic impact assessment about how the Digital Services Act will affect business users of platforms.  The study was conducted by Oxera, who interviewed 1000 businesses across four Member States (Spain, Ireland, Bulgaria and Germany). The findings show that business …

Data Latest News Open Letter October 8, 2020 Open Letter: Commit to Data Flows & Back it up with Action

Dear President of the European Council, Dear Mr. Michel, Dear President of the European Commission, Dear Ms. von der Leyen, Startup communities across Europe urge policy makers to enable data flows across markets. Committing to free data flows necessitates an updated data adequacy agreement with the United States and revamping of the Standard Contractual Clauses …

Data Latest News Policy September 22, 2020 Why data localisation is not an ingredient for economic growth

The European Union should not undercut its initiatives to ignite startup-fueled post-COVID-19 economic growth with costly and ineffective data localisation measures. When Commissioner Breton argues that “European data should be stored and processed in Europe”, this could pose significant damage to startup ecosystems and undermine much of the positive impact of recent free flow of …

DTX Latest News Startups September 17, 2020 Telemedicine in Europe: Opportunities and Challenges

The telemedicine sector has experienced a major shift in the last months. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have caused a sharp increase in demand for online consultations and telehealth solutions. However, multiple barriers need to be addressed to support sustainable adoption of this sector across Europe. Lack of legal frameworks providing clear rules and …

Latest News Press Release July 22, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Global leaders join new Allied For Startups Advisory Board at defining moment for startups

[Brussels, 22 July 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Global leaders join the Allied for Startups Advisory Board at a defining moment for startups. Indeed, the Advisory Board will guide the activities of Allied for Startups on a strategic level, raise awareness of critical issues, and function as a sounding board for new ideas and policy objectives for …

DTX Latest News July 6, 2020 Call for applications: Patients’ Digital Health Awards

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Patients’ Digital Health Awards! This is a unique opportunity for digital health startups across Europe to gain recognition for their patient-focused innovative solutions and for building meaningful connections with Patients’ Associations and healthcare stakeholders.  PDHA 2020 will reward 3 person-centric digital health solutions that improve the …