Hotel Sofitel Brussels Europe   |     |   Partner event

Beyond Politics: Keeping Europe-wide collaboration in healthcare strong

A private Science|Business dinner, in partnership with BIA 

Patients, public health, universities and industry have gained enormously from research collaboration across the EU. We have taken the EU’s framework programmes, open borders and shared standards for granted. Everyone has benefitted.

The unintended consequences of a messy UK departure from the EU may put a brake on the advances in health innovation and patient outcomes that European citizens have grown used to and expect.

Collaboration for public good can and should transcend politics. How can policy makers, researchers and the biotech industry keep collaboration channels open? The university sector has been vocal in highlighting the importance of the EU research collaboration; industry perhaps less so. Whilst goodwill exists and is essential, it will not suffice. What concrete steps can industry, regulators, practitioners and patients take now to ensure health innovation thrives and patient outcomes continue to improve?  Through a panel discussion and private dinner conversation organised in collaboration with the UK BioIndustry Association, Science|Business will convene influential European voices in innovation, policy and the healthcare industry to suggest ways of keeping channels of collaboration open.

Featured guests
Marja Makarow
Director, Biocenter Finland
Barbara Ann Gibson
Member, European Parliament
Pierre Meulien
Executive Director, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
Beth Thompson
Head of UK and EU Policy, Wellcome Trust
Felicitas Riedl
Head, Life Sciences and Health Division, European Investment Bank
David Boyd
UK Corporate Government Affairs, AstraZeneca
Olivier Mignolet
Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP.
Joanna Dupont-Inglis
Secretary-General, EuropaBio
Jan Palmowski
Secretary General, the Guild
John-Arne Røttingen
CEO, The Research Council of Norway
Jean-Claude Dujardin
Head of Department Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
Jan-Philipp Beck
CEO, EIT Health

18:00 - Registration & Welcome drink

18:30 - Welcome by Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

18:35 - Panel discussion moderated by Sharon Memis, Senior Adviser, Science|Business
What makes the success of Europe’s life sciences ecosystem(s)?

Jan-Philipp Beck, CEO, EIT Health
Barbara Ann Gibson, Member, European Parliament
Marja Makarow, Director, Biocenter Finland
Pierre Meulien, Executive Director, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

19:30 - Dinner-debate
What are the necessary conditions for innovation to keep thriving across Europe? Experts from industry, research and governments will draw a set of recommendations to be addressed to those policy makers shaping the future of Europe

21:00 - End

Location: Hotel Sofitel Brussels Europe, Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels


For more information regarding this event, please contact Lysiane Pons ([email protected])