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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 …

2024 EU Elections Startups February 9, 2024 EU Elections Manifestos: What’s in them for Startups?

As the election season approaches, the European political parties, which are each affiliated to a political group in the European Parliament, are busy drafting their election manifestos. To see what is in them for startups, Allied for Startups dove into the manifestos to surface all that is relevant for startups. Curious? Get your diving mask …

2024 EU Elections Innovation Startups February 1, 2024 Danish Entrepreneurs and Venstre: Entrepreneurs must be involved in shaping EU legislation

By Johann Svane, Head of Policy and Press, Danske Iværksættere – Danish Entrepreneurs, and Morten Løkkegaard, Group Chairman of Renew Europe, the Liberal Party in the European Parliament In our rapidly changing, digitalized world, innovation is not just a luxury, but a necessity for our society.  Innovation creates solutions to, for example, the climate crisis …

GreenTech Startup Climate Network Startups January 5, 2024 Greenovation: European Startups Paving the Way Towards Green Transition

Europe has been a frontrunner when it comes to adopting and promoting green technologies. With its Green Deal ambitions, the region is on a serious mission, trying to shrink its environmental footprint and secure its spot as the world’s first carbon-neutral continent. This dedication towards sustainability was particularly visible just a few weeks ago at …

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 …

Startups October 31, 2023 Startup INI Report: Creating a Favourable Environment for Startups and Scaleups

Existing regulations governing access to EU funding programmes treat startups and SMEs alike, creating obstacles for these smaller players to secure proper financial support. This hinders their growth and, in consequence, hampers their level of competitiveness. In a draft of the startup INI report presented to the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) on …

Startups October 31, 2023 Halloween Special: Regulatory Initiatives Haunting the Startup Ecosystem 🎃

From Network Fees threatening the very essence of the Open Internet, to the mysterious data disappearance triggered by the EHDS opt-out mechanism, startups face a wide array of gnarly obstacles. These haunt them like ghosts in the night, showing up not just for the Halloween festivities. In this blog post, we delve into five bone-chilling …

Latest News Startups October 11, 2023 Bringing Together The Startup Community: AFS Annual Summit 2023

It’s our 9th time celebrating our AFS Annual Summit! Every year, we gather our members so startup communities can connect broadly and discuss our priorities, after which we vote on our Mandate for the following year. This year, for the very first time, we decided it was time to open the doors for everyone in …

DTX Startups October 9, 2023 Making Universal Access to Mental Health Care a Reality: Startup Initiatives

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, we echo the significance of mental well-being. This year’s theme, “Mental health is a universal right” underscores the importance of the democratisation of mental health care and the need for accessible support for every individual around the world. In an era where technology and innovation are at …

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