5-Point-Plan for Germany as a Medical Technology Location
In a 5-point plan, the German Medical Technology Association (BVMed) calls for measures to strengthen Germany as a medical technology location as envisaged in the coalition agreement. The demands of the association include a commissioned person from the federal government for the industrial health economy, a strengthening of resilience and supply chains, a moratorium on burdens and a de-bureaucratisation offensive for the SME-dominated sector, fast-track procedures for innovations with clear deadlines, and simple recognition procedures for required skilled workers.
The coalition agreement of the federal government offers good approaches to this, but one and a half years later there is little sign of it so far. "Words must now be followed by deeds," urges the German medical technology association, suggesting a 5-point plan. In its detailed position paper, it pleads for "holistic and strategic approaches" to strengthen Germany as a medical technology location and for the integration of the expertise of companies. "Politics must remain in dialogue with business," say Lugan and Möll. BVMed's 5-point plan includes:
1. Federal government commissioner for the industrial health economy.
2. Strengthen resilience and supply chains
3. A moratorium on burdens and an offensive to reduce bureaucracy
4. Fast track for innovations with clear deadlines
5. Attract skilled workers