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Data Policy April 20, 2022 GDPR 4 years later – the impact on startups?

Four years ago the GDPR became a compliance milestone for anyone who processes EU citizens’ personal data. While it has provided a harmonized standard for almost 500 million citizens, it has also been challenging for startups.  GDPR was a welcomed response to the opportunities and challenges posed by the growth of digital economies and societies. …

Data Policy April 1, 2022 Why is a new Transatlantic Data Flows Agreement essential for startup success?

After the famous Schrems II judgment, a new Transatlantic Agreement on the flow of personal data between the US and the EU is now in the works. We are optimistic about the potential that this agreement can bring to innovation and startup ecosystems, in terms of legal certainty and predictability.  What is the status quo?  …

Artificial Intelligence Policy March 16, 2022 What do startups need from the Artificial Intelligence Act?

For many AI startups, the global challenges we are currently facing (COVID-19, climate change) are opportunities to use technology to improve people’s lives. At the same time, they are building technologies that are currently being regulated by EU policy makers. In this blog post we share key priorities for policy makers to consider in order …

Data Latest News Policy February 15, 2022 Why enabling global data flows should become an EU policy priority (again)

An entrepreneur is never more than a good idea and a dataset away from the next unicorn. Sounds like a broken record? But what if that dataset is from another country or if your startup is using platforms from around the world. All actors in the EU policy space should be aware that startups are …

DTX Healthtech Charter Policy January 27, 2022 Reimbursement of Digital Health Applications in Europe #HealthTechCharter

With the HealthTech Charter officially launched, Allied for Startups DTx is starting a series spotlighting best practises in digital health innovation in Europe. Join us as we dive deep into what works according to healthtech entrepreneurs – but more importantly, what we need more of for digital health to thrive in Europe!  Through data-based treatment …

Policy Startups December 16, 2021 Startup Policy Track @ Slush! 2/12/21

Allied for Startups, Startup Foundation, France Digitale, Danish Entrepreneurs, and the Frontrunners Alliance organised the Startup Policy Track at Slush! on 2 December.  Find below the key highlights: Over the course of 3 panel discussions, startup founders, VCs, ecosystem leaders and policy makers discussed building startup ecosystems, platform governance and data. Startups are formed and …

DTX Healthtech Charter Innovation Policy December 9, 2021 The Launch of The HealthTech Charter: Standards in Digital Health Innovation

The HealthTech Charter was officially launched on December 8, 2021, placing a spotlight on the future of digital health innovation in Europe. As a best practice repository of the most empowering policies and measures for digital health innovations to succeed, The HealthTech Charter brings entrepreneurial perspectives to the policy-making table.   During the event, leading entrepreneurs, …

DTX Healthtech Charter Latest News Policy November 19, 2021 The HealthTech Charter: Best Practices in Digital Health Innovation

For the last few months, we’ve observed how the digital revolution of health has gained extraordinary momentum across European borders. Life-changing innovations continue to penetrate the European market, empowering patients and providers with state-of-the art medical technologies.  However, all too often digital health innovators invest time and resources navigating complex regulatory measures across Europe. This, …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Policy November 18, 2021 The importance of targeted advertising for startup ecosystems in Europe

Testimonials from startup innovators and ecosystem builders You didn’t hear it from us – hear from European ecosystem builders below on why targeted advertising matters for the launching and scaling of innovative businesses in Europe. The Digital Services Act is a landmark political file that can update and clarify the legal framework for startups operating …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News platforms Policy October 5, 2021 Will the DSA favour startup innovation in the Single Market?

The Digital Services Act can provide the harmonisation that startups need to operate across EU markets by updating and clarifying the rules governing platforms. Following the recent discussions in the co-legislative bodies of the EU, namely the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, it’s unclear that all parties are considering startups’ growth perspectives …

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