Innovation and policy making, keystones of a successful Europe

24 November 2021

Article 1 - Healthcare, AI and Big Da...

Article 1 - Healthcare, AI and Big Data

 "Innovation" was one of the keywords of the 2021 Orgalim General Assembly. On 16 November, our members had the opportunity to discuss how to unlock a more sustainable, green and digital future, as well as to experience first-hand what this future could look like. The Innovation Tour showcased the positive impact that innovation can bring to our daily lives, providing tangible examples across different sectors.

Europe’s technology industries can have an enabling role in the transition toward a better future: however, this will not be possible without the right policy framework. Innovation and policy making must go hand in hand, and our policy teams are fully invested in their advocacy work to make this innovation happen.

In a series of three articles, we focus on three different areas of the Innovation Tour: healthcare, buildings and energy efficiency.

In the first part of the tour, our members discovered how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data can improve our healthcare system. More and more we start to see data gathering being used in different areas. What if we started using these techniques for medical prevention? The Smart Mirror, one of the innovative tools displayed in the tour, is a clear example of the positive impact that technologies can have on the health sector. With the help of Big Data gathering, the Smart Mirror could, in the future, run a complete check of the body, predict how a disease will evolve and prevent further health issues. To facilitate the deployment of data in our technology industries and create these innovative tools, Orgalim is working for an up-to-date industrial data policy at the European level. We are asking the European Commission to avoid mandatory sharing of industrial data in the upcoming Data Act, thereby preserving the companies' freedom of exchange data at their conditions while respecting their Intellectual Property Rights.

In this part of the tour, Orgalim’s policy work and current state of legislation were presented by Silvia Selandari, our Senior Adviser – Trade and Legal.

Orgalim's complete positions and recommendations on the Data Act and other related regulatory dossiers can be found here.