After Prof. Katja Schenke-Layland had already attended the "forum gesundheitsstandort BW" in October 2019 as spokesperson for the subject area of business-oriented research, innovations and value creation in the healthcare industry, she travelled to Brussels together with Winfried Kretschmann on 21 January 2020.
The objective of the forum held there is to take measures that pave the way for Baden-Württemberg's development into a top-level health location. Representatives from politics, industry and science agree on how the economic region should be strengthened in the long term: cooperation instead of silo thinking should make Baden-Württemberg stronger as a health location. Thus, the stakeholders agree that the dialogue between different sectors and industries must be promoted more strongly.
With its expertise, Schenke-Layland makes an important contribution to actively shaping the future of the federal state. She has been contributing her interdisciplinary expertise as spokesperson of the forum since the very beginning of the format, not least because she herself is convinced of the huge potential of Baden-Württemberg as a health location.