Understand and take part in the Digital Policy-making debate
Portugal Tech League was created to inform and engage people with new tech and innovation legislative proposals that impact startups and the digital economy as a whole in Portugal and Europe.
COME OUT AND PLAY
It’s your turn to play in this league, and to actively participate in the decision making.
We’ll explore new regulation proposals impacting the growth of European-based startups and their contribution to the economy and society.
This is the place for you to better understand and share proposals on new digital legislations.
But first, we’d like to debunk some assumptions on policy-making:
Being aware about policy-making shouldn’t be that boring.
We know. You hear the words “policy” and “legislation” and your attention span is immediately reduced. We’ll try our best to change your mind and make you this league’s MVP – Most Valuable Player.
Having an (iterating) opinion about digital legislation shouldn’t be that hard and time-consuming.
We’ll do the difficult job. The PTL will be collecting diversity, perspective and trustable information about upcoming topics, so that you can reflect about them and form your opinion.
Sharing your proposals on legislation that impacts your (business) life should be easier.
And making them reach the right people, too.
We’ll gather suggestions, open a discussion, and share outcomes with the right policy-makers.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Because Portugal should have a wider, broader ecosystem association.
It should be connected with the digital economy as a whole while placing the startups’ perspective – the by-default economic change catalysts – at its forefront.
Because there are not enough combined efforts to inform.
As well as to give context and collectively propose improvements on behalf of startups and the tech community, from Portugal to the European digital economy legislation.
By handing out informative, awareness-raising content, we’re also spreading our own opinion – but the main goal is that you create yours. It is also important to gather the community’s progress in ongoing legislation proposals and share them with the right people through a very objective approach.
The output of policy-making proposals will be created right here:
HOW IT WORKS
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Around every two months, a new tech legislation ongoing proposal will be in the spotlight for us to explore. We’ll analyze its impact on European startups and innovation.
Then it’s on you to come out and play.
The Digital Services Act
What is next
TOPICS IN THE QUEUE
BESIDES YOU, WHO’S PLAYING THE PORTUGAL TECH LEAGUE?
This is a multiple stakeholder effort and the doors are always open for you to take part in it, too. We’re all in for transparency and a fair, balanced discussion: there are sponsors (such as Google and Microsoft), strategic partners, and information partners:
We’re glad to bring our 10+ years within the innovation ecosystem to collaborate. We’re so excited with the combination of different stakeholders’ perspectives on behalf of the digital economy and startups’ interests.
We understand how the different actors position themselves in the European political and legislative initiatives. That’s why we find it so useful that this group of important players have come together: it can make a difference.
We believe this initiative is welcome as it will contribute to the important convergence of perspectives from different stakeholders in the Portuguese and European startup scene.
As we enter a fourth industrial revolution, sustainability becomes even more critical. After launching our Digital With Purpose Movement, it’s a pleasure to support a greener approach within the digital community.
We believe that the Portuguese Tech League will be a cornerstone to help guarantee that startup voices are heard in these debates as well as ensure startups develop responsible technology.
After following the tech ecosystem for more than two decades, we hope the Portugal Tech League can embody the ideas and positions of the Portuguese innovative ecosystem and provide a platform for a deeper collaboration.
We’re huge believers in bottom-up ecosystem building and are very much looking forward to contributing to this Portugal Tech League initiative!
The speed at which innovation takes place challenges companies, regulators, and policymakers alike, requiring an open and comprehensive discussion. We want to contribute with our knowledge and experience on this.
Startup-friendly communities like the Portugal Tech League are key to support digital transformation in Portugal and Europe. Microsoft is committed to take part and help startups to meet and exceed their digital ambitions.
COME OUT AND PLAY, TOO
Make your organization a Portugal Tech League member: no strings attached, no money involved – unless you fancy supporting us with human or budget resources: