BIO Deutschland as an SME Alliance member at the Federal Ministry of the Interior

The SME Alliance recently met Ole Schröder, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, to discuss the digital agenda. The SME Alliance coordinated by the German Association of Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW), in which BIO Deutschland plays an active role, requested a meeting in order to draw attention to the importance of the topic of digitisation in small and medium-sized enterprises.

The Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure are responsible for the digital agenda on the governmental level. The topics discussed at the meeting included outstanding questions concerning new data protection legislation (the EU is currently working on a new Data Protection Regulation), as well as issues covered by BIO Deutschland’s new Working Group on Bio IT and Big Data. In the future, the aim must be to actively involve small and medium-sized enterprises in all aspects of digital expansion in Germany.

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