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14. October 2020 | Press Release

High-Tech Forum: Bio-IT innovations will shape our lives

The convergence of biology and information technology is giving rise to groundbreaking innovations that will lead to completely new possibilities in medicine, agriculture and forestry or industrial production. Global players, particularly the big digital companies, are leading the way with far-reaching projects. This is the conclusion drawn by the High-Tech Forum in its analysis of "Bio-IT Innovations" published today. The board advises the Federal Government to put the topic on the political agenda, to strengthen bio-IT research, and to put it into practice together with society and industry.

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14. October 2020 | Press Release

High-Tech Forum calls for a change in thinking towards a culture of open science and innovation

The High-Tech Forum today published a new discussion paper on the subject of "Open Science and Innovation". The board calls on policymakers to create incentives for more openness in a national agenda. Only in this way can we harness knowledge and innovations to meet the major challenges of our time and create new business models. The COVOD-19 pandemic shows not least how essential it is for society to have rapid access to data in conjunction with international and open R&D collaboration.