I also was invited recently in New York to share the private sector views on partnerships between public and private sectors and innovation during the Fast Track Cities days organised by UNAIDS at the time of the UN General Assembly.
We must, of course, remain attentive to continuous changes in the regulatory field:
(1) The European Data Protection Regulation was adopted in April; this will be key in having harmonised interpretation and enforcement among all member states (read more here).
(2) The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union recently concluded a political agreement On Medical Devices Regulation. This will see the start of a crucial phase on implementation, hopefully executed in a balanced manner that avoids unnecessary bureaucratic burdens, allowing citizens and patients to benefit from innovations reaching the market in a timely fashion, ensuring maximum safety, quality and better access to healthcare. Such a regulation will achieve its aim only if it is supported by state of art standards.
Standards remain of crucial importance for COCIR industries; for this reason, I was happy to be at the ceremony in Amsterdam this week and sign the Joint Initiative on Standardisation.
Happy to share more soon.