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Startups January 6, 2021 5 startups creating lasting social impact

The social and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic range from an increase in unemployment and social exclusion to food insecurity in developing countries. During these challenging times, it is more important than ever to foster human solidarity and find new ways to tackle the modern world’s social problems. Startups have a key role to …

DTX Startups November 9, 2020 Why should digital health startups be part of policy conversations?

COVID-19 highlights the extraordinary potential of digital health startups, which regulation can empower to further scale. To do so, we advocate building a dialogue with the entrepreneurs behind them. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitisation of healthcare. Digital health startups are developing innovative digital health solutions to support healthcare systems and patients, provide new …

DTX Startups October 22, 2020 PDHA: digital health innovators awarded by patients

The Patients’ Digital Health Awards winners were announced in the virtual ceremony last Friday. After carefully considering the applications from over 13 European countries, Patient Associations chose 3 digital health solutions that improve the quality of life of patients and caregivers. As a partner of this initiative, we are proud to see a diverse list …

Artificial Intelligence DTX Startups October 15, 2020 3 proposals to empower AI startups in healthcare

The use of AI technologies in healthcare is accelerating exponentially. The global market size is expected to grow from $4.9 billion in 2020 to $45.2 billion in 2026. AI startups are developing solutions for diagnostics, clinical decision support, precision medicine, drug discovery and patient monitoring. Recently, we have witnessed startups pivoting to use their AI-based …

DTX Startups September 24, 2020 State of the Union address: 3 takeaways for digital health

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen held her State of the Union address last week, presenting the priorities for the coming year. Von der Leyen called for building a stronger European Health Union, with a robust EU4Health programme, and ignited the debate on increasing the EU’s health competence. She also emphasised …

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 …

Startups August 21, 2020 Celebrating entrepreneurs: innovation powers our societies 

Happy World Entrepreneurs Day! Every 21st of August the world celebrates innovation and the empowerment of entrepreneurs across the world as well as the advancements they have brought to our societies. At Allied for Startups we also want to celebrate this important day by shedding light into to the important work and value that entrepreneurship …

DTX Startups August 6, 2020 Telemedicine startups in Europe catapulted into the future

Update: Our report on telemedicine in Europe and interviews with telemedicine startup entrepreneurs are available here. When the COVID-19 outbreak hit, patients and doctors suddenly found themselves facing a new reality. Healthcare systems and clinicians were overwhelmed and visiting health facilities involved an increased risk of virus transmission. In many countries, physical consultations and examinations were …

Startups July 29, 2020 Startup innovation at the service of the silver generation

Nearly one fifth (19%) of the EU population is aged 65 and over. This proportion is growing: according to the United Nations, by 2050, one in four people living in Europe and Northern America will be in this age group. Moreover, 32.1% of seniors in the EU live alone. As the global population is ageing …

Startups June 12, 2020 5 Startups Contributing To The Inclusion Of People With Disabilities

15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability. People with disabilities are subject to various barriers to social and economic inclusion, such as inadequate access to physical environments and transportation, lack of assistive technology and equipment, lack of access to public and private services, various social and institutional attitudes and discrimination, to name …