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DSA 4 Startups Policy July 7, 2020 Key Arguments from Allied for Startups’ Response to the DSA Impact Assessments

As stakeholders share feedback on what needs to be changed in the innovation ecosystem, we use the Inception Impact Assessment Consultation on the Digital Services Act to take a step back and also look at what works for startups. Fundamentally, the online platform economy has not just been a source of innovation, growth and jobs …

Open Letter Policy July 7, 2020 The response from the European Commission to startup communities on COVID-19

From the start of the COVID-19 crisis at Allied for Startups we have witnessed startups stepping up and providing solutions to the pandemic and the consequences of the lockdown. From medical and health solutions to ed-tech, entertainment and communications. In light of that, we sent  a letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula …

DTX July 6, 2020 Call for applications: Patients’ Digital Health Awards

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Patients’ Digital Health Awards! This is a unique opportunity for digital health startups across Europe to gain recognition for their patient-focused innovative solutions and for building meaningful connections with Patients’ Associations and healthcare stakeholders.  PDHA 2020 will reward 3 person-centric digital health solutions that improve the …

Covid 19 Latest News Policy July 1, 2020 Startups’ 13 recommendations for the post COVID-19 economic recovery

In May 2020, given the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global economy, leaders of startup communities across the world formed a working group to work on measures to support startups in this extraordinary time, and by doing so spark the post-COVID-19 economic recovery. The group focused on putting startups in the centre of …

Artificial Intelligence DTX June 25, 2020 Healthcare innovation beating cancer: showcasing life-saving startups

Cancer is the second most common cause of death worldwide. According to the WHO, cancer was responsible for the loss of an estimated 9.6 million lives in 2018. Europe has a 25% share of the global cancer burden, with nearly 4 million new cases of cancer registered every year. It is a public health concern …

Artificial Intelligence Policy June 19, 2020 EU legislation on Artificial Intelligence: Incentivise entrepreneurs to innovate!

Last February, the European Commission published its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence announcing an AI regulatory framework to enable the safe development and deployment of AI in the EU. The White Paper release was coupled with the Commission’s consultation for stakeholders to express their opinion. The European Commission wants to propose a risk based approach …

Latest News Press Release June 15, 2020 Allied for Startups welcomes the Commission’s proposed extension of the State Aid Temporary Framework to support startups.

[Brussels, 15 June 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Commission’s proposed extension of the State Aid Temporary Framework to support startups in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery.   Speaking about the EU Commission’s statement Benedikt Blomeyer, EU Policy Director at Allied for Startups said “We are pleased that the commission listened to our …

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 …

Policy Startups June 11, 2020 Why Startup Founders Should Participate In The European Commission’s Digital Services Act Consultation

Last week the European Commission launched several consultations on the Digital Services Act, one of the most important pieces of legislation in the digital (and otherwise) arena, as it will affect all online platforms in a plethora of ways.  At Allied for Startups, we sometimes see ourselves as translators, in that we want to bridge …

Startups June 5, 2020 Startups Contributing To A More Sustainable Planet

Happy International Environmental Day! Since 1974 on the 5th of June policy makers, civil society, public figures and others use their platform to raise awareness about the environment. One day a year doesn’t seem enough as our food, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all …

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