“The biotech funding derived from pharma partnerships increased disproportionally over the last few years and accounted for 65% of biotech funding in 2010,” said Peter Heinrich, President of the German biotechnology industry organisation (BIO Deutschland) at the annual European Business Development Conference in Hamburg.
BIO Deutschland will publish its 2011 yearbook to coincide with the thirteenth CEO+CFO meeting of the biotech sector on 24 and 25 November. The 2,500 copies will be distributed to senior managers and decision-makers in biotech companies, state and federal administration, politicians and the press.
BIO Deutschland’s Working Group on Communication and Public Relations held the second webinar in its Know-how Exchange series at the beginning of July. The one-hour event, in which around 20 people participated, was a continuation of the webinar on online PR that took place on 14 April 2011.
BIO Deutschland’s second board meeting took place in Hamburg on 21 July 2011. The agenda included reports on public relations and events in the first half of the year, a discussion on the association’s positioning on the government’s plans in the field of the bio-economy, and further preparations for the annual general meeting, at which the board will be elected, on 10 October in Hanover. In addition, the development of member numbers and the potential for further growth in the association were discussed.
BIO Deutschland called for improvements in academic excellence in the natural sciences and the promotion of fair market conditions at the Federal Economic Ministry’s eighteenth SME Innovation Day, which took place at the end of June.
BIO Deutschland participates in Health Made in Germany, an export initiative by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
The launch took place on 22 August 2011 when the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Philipp Rösler, and the Federal Minister of Health, Daniel Bahr, presented the Federal Economics Ministry’s Health Made in Germany export initiative at a press conference in Berlin.