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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 …

DTX Healthtech Charter Policy September 28, 2021 Rounding Off 2021: What to Expect in Health Policy?

Covid-19 brought momentum for action and change throughout the EU block, stirring more health initiatives and proposals than we’ve seen before. Entering the fourth quarter of the year, there are still important EU health policy updates coming our way – many of which are key for health startups innovating across Europe. Here’s what you can …

Digital Single Market DSA 4 Startups Latest News Policy September 21, 2021 Tweaking the Country of Origin principle in the DSA – A threat to the Digital Single Market

As the discussions around the Digital Services Act (DSA) progress, one principle is of key importance for startups – the Country of Origin, also known as the Internal Market Clause. The principle states that a company must follow the legislation of its country of establishment, regardless of where its services are offered. Concretely, a second-hand …

Digital Single Market DSA 4 Startups Latest News platforms Policy September 8, 2021 How will marketplace startups in the EU deal with new platform rules?

There are about 10,000 startup platforms in the EU, many of which are online marketplaces. The Digital Services Act has the potential to empower these to launch their businesses and scale in the EU, if it preserves the founding principles of the platform economy and gives entrepreneurs legal clarity. As the discussions are underway in …

DTX Policy July 20, 2021 Towards a Stronger Health Union – Startups in The European Health Data Space

A digital health entrepreneur’s best skill is the ability to solve problems; from HR to accounting, finance and strategy, to finding a cutting edge-solution for a pressing health challenge. However, an entrepreneur’s vision is often curtailed by the complexity of having to navigate European health policy – which can be highly fragmented and complex. More …

DSA 4 Startups platforms Policy June 25, 2021 Dear MEPs: We can strike a balance between promoting innovation and protecting consumers in the DSA

Startups are born out of consumers’ needs. In order to grow their businesses, consumer trust is imperative and hence it is in their interest to provide the information and tailored services that their users need. The Digital Services Act (DSA) represents an opportunity to strike the right balance between designing a clear pathway for startups …

DSA 4 Startups Policy June 4, 2021 Policy makers: avoid slowing down the platform economy with the DSA

Last week we published our position on the DSA, following a consultation with our Members. In a subsequent blog post, we highlighted what elements of the DSA  have the potential to ignite startup growth. This week, we want to cover the elements of the DSA with the potential to undermine startup growth and the economic …

Latest News Policy March 8, 2021 Choose to challenge (the lack of) diversity in entrepreneurship. 

If you were to think about 5 amazing entrepreneurs, how many would be women? The theme of this year’s international women’s day is “choose to challenge the status quo”. We want to change the status quo in entrepreneurship, which stands as follows: according to Forbes, only 10% of startups are founded by women in the …

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