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2024 EU Elections Policy Startups June 19, 2024 EU Election Results and its Implications for Startups

With the EU Elections in the rearview mirror, it is time to dive into the results to see what the new European Parliament composition will look like, the influence of the elections on the European Commission, and the implications on startups. Now as the EU embarks on  another five year term, consider this your guide …

2024 EU Elections Digital Single Market Policy April 15, 2024 Digital policies in the EU: Startups feel the regulatory fatigue

In the dynamic arena of digital innovation, startups serve as engines of creativity and economic growth. However, amidst the hustle and bustle of the European Union’s legislative landscape, startups are encountering a formidable challenge: regulatory fatigue. As Allied for Startups is committed to fostering an environment where startups can thrive, we advocate in our EU …

DTX Innovation Policy Startups March 18, 2024 Analysing the European Health Data Space: a new era for healthtech startups?

After several trilogues, on 13 March, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament finally reached a political agreement on the European Health Data Space (EHDS). The main point of contention was the extent to which patients would be able to opt out of the system’s secondary use of data, through which startups could …

DTX Policy March 13, 2024 Navigating the EHDS dilemma: A startup-friendly future of digital health

The European Health Data Space (EHDS) stands as a cornerstone for fostering innovation and revolutionising healthcare within the European Union. As negotiations unfold, the current state of play reveals a divergence between the European Parliament (EP) and the Council of the EU, underscoring the challenges in crafting a harmonised EHDS framework. By facilitating access to …

Net Neutrality Policy March 7, 2024 Crisis averted: Has the Commission given up on Network Fees?

On 21 February, the European Commission published its White Paper on the future Digital Networks Act, which we have analysed in great detail to ensure that there was no possible threat to net neutrality. You may remember that Allied for Startups and its members have been deeply involved in maintaining the free and open nature …

2024 EU Elections Innovation Policy Startups February 27, 2024 Unlocking Europe’s Digital Future: The Urgency for a Commissioner of Digital Entrepreneurship

By Tímea Bárocz, Operations Manager of Startup Hungary In today’s fast-paced digital era, innovation isn’t just advantageous; it’s essential for societal progression. The European Union, a vibrant tapestry of innovation and entrepreneurship, now stands at a pivotal juncture. However, a prevailing misconception within the EU is its perceived sluggishness in embracing digital transformation, often leading …

Artificial Intelligence Data Policy Privacy Startups February 23, 2024 The EU’s AI and Copyright Laws: The Challenges Ahead For Startups

Although one may think that artificial intelligence (AI) and copyright are issues separately addressed, nothing could be further from the truth, particularly today. With the rise in popularity of tools such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Stability AI’s Stable Diffusion, EU policymakers decided to regulate the use of generative AI (GenAI) systems, i.e. the technology at …

Artificial Intelligence Data Policy January 31, 2024 AI, Startups, and GDPR: A Privacy Tango with a Twist

Startups are at the vanguard of providing AI solutions to grand societal challenges. Yet, those AI solutions are only as good as the data they are fed, which includes extensive amounts of personal information. This is precisely why, soon after generative AI applications like ChatGPT went viral at the end of 2022, privacy concerns rapidly …

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 …

Policy December 20, 2023 All we want for Christmas are policies that spark startup success 🎄

2023 has been a tough year for European startups: several EU tech regulations have been discussed and negotiated throughout the year and have, for some, led to heated debates. Although the startup ecosystem would have hoped for a ‘legislative break’ with the campaign for the EU elections, the upcoming Belgian Presidency has announced they would …

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