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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 maxime@alliedforstartups.org] 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 maxime@alliedforstartups.org] 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 hello@alliedforstartups.org] 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 maxime@alliedforstartups.org] 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 …

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 ines@alliedforstartups.org] 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 …

Latest News Press Release September 14, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: Allied for Startups joins ESNA Advisory Board

[Brussels, 14 September 2023, contact natalia@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups is proud to announce the appointment of its EU Director, Inés Moreno-Alonso, as an Advisory Board Member of the Europe Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA).  Allied for Startups has been a supporter of ESNA and the Startup Nations Standard since its inception. Speaking about her appointment, Moreno-Alonso …

Data Latest News Press Release Privacy July 11, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: New EU-US Data Privacy Framework is vital for startups and a key milestone for Transatlantic Relations

[Brussels, 11 July 2023, contact: jaime@alliedforstartups.org] The European Commission’s adoption of its adequacy agreement for EU-US personal data is a milestone decision. It is a crucial step towards an adequacy regime that will provide significant benefits for startups by enabling free and secure data flows across the Atlantic. The invalidation of the Privacy Shield in …

Press Release June 29, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: Glovo and Allied for Startups join forces to empower the entrepreneurial ecosystem

[Brussels and Barcelona, 27 June 2023, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org and felix.eggert@glovoapp.com] Allied for Startups and Glovo have joined forces to empower and support startup and scaleup ecosystems across Europe and beyond. AFS and Glovo share the ambition of facilitating entrepreneurs’ path to success through better policy and further support for the innovation ecosystem.  Speaking about the …

Data Latest News Press Release June 28, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: Data Act: Startups commend EU harmonisation efforts and call for functioning data flows

[Brussels, 27 June 2023, contact jaime@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes policymakers’ ambition to harmonise rules on access and use of industrial data in the EU. By establishing rules of fair access and use of data, the Data Act has the potential to become a powerful instrument for startups to access and transfer relevant data. While …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Press Release June 14, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: AI Act Plenary vote: Startups call for a harmonised and proportionate AI Act

AI Act Plenary vote: Startups call for a harmonised and proportionate AI Act [Brussels, 14 June 2023, contact maxime@alliedforstartups.org] With the adoption by the European Parliament plenary of the joint report on the Artificial Intelligence Act, Allied for Startups urges policymakers to consider startups’ perspective in its upcoming negotiations.  Speaking about the adoption of the …

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