SwedenBIO’s input to the research bill 2016

In the upcoming research bill, SwedenBIO wants to see a focus on increasing the interaction between academia, healthcare and business.

In autumn 2016, the government will present the next research bill. SwedenBIO has been invited to contribute to the preparation of the proposal.

The development of new innovations in life sciences is based on constant collaboration between academia, industry and healthcare.
The development of new innovations in life sciences is based on constant collaboration between academia, industry and healthcare.

SwedenBIO appreciates the increased investment in biomedicine and technology in previous research bills. Focused efforts are now needed to fully leverage the efforts already made. In our input, we identify six areas where efforts are needed to further strengthen Sweden’s competitiveness as a research and life science nation. SwedenBIO also proposes a series of concrete actions in each area.

The six areas are

  1. Getting more out of the government innovation support system
  2. Making research infrastructure available to businesses
  3. Increasing the mobility of researchers and attracting international talent
  4. Make Swedish healthcare a place for research and innovation
  5. Digitalisation: patient data is an important research infrastructure
  6. Increase business investment in research

Download and read the full recording here.

Read SwedenBIO’s press release on the input to the research bill here.

For further comments contact Ingrid Heath, Vice President and Head of Policy, SwedenBIO at ingrid.heath@swedenbio.se or 0701 74 76 33.