The federal agency for medicines and healthcare products (famhp) prepares the implementation of a National Innovation Office in order to promote and facilitate the research and development of new innovative medecines in Belgium. This office will serve as central access point to the regulatory and scientific expertise of famhp with the final aim to accelerate access to new and innovative medicines for patients. The three key areas on which the Innovation Office will focus for developing future activities in a stepwise approach are: national scientific and technical advice, innovation support in R&D and specific services to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and academia.
In this context famhp has developed a questionnaire, in order to fine-tune famhp’s current plans for implementing a National Innovation Office and to align the objectives of the Innovation Office to the current and future needs of SME’s and academia.
The questionnaire can be completed on a voluntary basis and the results will be analysed and presented anonymously to the participating stakeholder groups at a follow-up workshop which will be organised at the famhp in December 2016.
This survey is open to SMEs, academic research centres and affiliated organisations (e.g. academic spin-offs, hospitals, technology transfer offices, etc.). Contributions are also encouraged from individuals, enterprises, authorities and organisations involved in collaborating with SME’s and academic researchers involved in pharmaceutical R&D.