The fourth human resources (HR) conference for the life sciences and healthcare sectors, held on 18 February in Frankfurt, set a new attendance record. Some 150 CEOs, managing directors and HR officers from pharma, biotech and personnel consulting firms discussed topics such as staff and leadership development, changing the management culture, recruiting, and personnel management challenges in the healthcare sector.
The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) has identified the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in research and innovation as a core topic.
In mid-February the SME Alliance met with the Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe to discuss the health sector environment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Young biotech firms – life sciences start-ups – should have more opportunities to voice their interests and needs. BIO Deutschland has therefore teamed up with Berlin Partner to start a regular breakfast event for life sciences (LS) start-ups (SU).
As part of the work of the ISO Technical Committee 276 Biotechnology (ISO/TC), BIO Deutschland took part in the meeting of the national mirror committee (DIN) on 23 February 2016.
BIO Deutschland member Carpegen was invited to discuss the topic of research funding at an expert meeting of the Greens party, which was held at the end of February.