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3rd Science|Business Sector Day: Health & Life Sciences - Future-proofing medicines

A private S|B Network event (November 13-14, 14:00 – 12:30 CET)

In 2023, Science|Business is launching a brand-new event series of "Sector Days” to bring the Science|Business Network, partners and key experts from in and outside the Network together to focus on (arguably) the three most significant domains of current R&I policy and funding, both at the EU and international level: Digital, Green Deal & Climate, and Health & Life Science. Each Sector Day will revolve around an overarching topic high on everybody’s policy agenda.

Participant Profiles

  • Science: Vice-rectors, deans of faculty, heads of department, institute, or lab, and senior researchers
  • Industry: R&D executives overseeing key projects, pipelines and partnerships, EU and Government Affairs teams 
  • Policy: Key representatives from European institutions, national ministries, innovation agencies and international organisations

Partnership opportunities

For these Sector Days, Science|Business is offering exclusive partnership opportunities which can be built around either a thought leadership or an intelligence-gathering objective. Details of partnership benefits and options can be found here.

  • Thought leadership sessions seek to increase the visibility of key partners and position them in a strategic policy area within a broader context of EU and international policy developments and programmes. At the premium level, it also includes a one-year full Science|Business Network Membership.
  • Strategic insight workshops are intelligence-gathering exercises that seek to source the latest, qualitative, targeted information around a particular topic of interest to the partner. This can range from key funding programmes, to the policy priorities shaping them, or the opportunity landscape to engage in and benefit from.
  • Both types of partnerships are supported by guided networking activities, editorial visibility and partnership-building opportunities.  
  • Contact us for more information

Standard flow for Science|Business Sector Days

The basic concept of a Sector Day is a 2-day lunchtime-to-lunchtime event that addresses several timely topics around the central theme. 


13:00     Registration, coffee & light lunch

14:00     Welcome & opening remarks

14:05     Opening Plenary – EU-level policy update and discussion on the latest legislative initiatives

Live-streamed panel discussion and Q&A with top-level policymakers

Focus on: The state of progress in Europe’s most significant pieces of legislation, which key developments and decisions are expected in 2023 and how the outcomes may affect European and international R&D organisations in both the public and private sectors.

15:00     Break

15:30     High-level roundtables [3]

Parallel, in-depth policy discussions:

Each roundtable is to gather 30-35 participants, expert representatives from in and outside of the S|B Network

17:30     Networking reception

Open space for partners to informally connect with members and speakers and investigate potential collaborations.

18:30     End of Day One


8:30        Registration & coffee

09:00     Welcome

09:10     Strategic Insight workshops – Round I

Parallel, moderated discussions and Q&As

Informal discussions with key policymakers [from the European Commission, Joint Undertakings, or other relevant EU bodies] in charge of a specific domain or programme.

10:00     Coffee and networking break

10:30     Strategic Insight workshops – Round II

11:20     Transition break

11:30     Closing plenary: Policy priorities moving forward

Live-streamed panel discussion and Q&A with top-level policymakers

Focus on: R&D priorities for key funding programmes and related strategic goals, international or supranational R&D initiatives

12:15     Walking lunch and matchmaking for future R&D collaboration

13:00     End of Day Two