As the German sector association of the biotechnology industry, BIO Deutschland has set itself the objective of supporting and promoting the development of an innovative economic sector based on modern biosciences. The Berlin-based association currently has over 330 members. It is run by a board of ten members consisting of CEOs and managing directors of biotechnology companies. This committee comprehensively represents the various fields in the sector. The member companies and their experts are organised in working groups and networks that deal with the following topics: bio-IT, big data & e-health, finance and taxation; diagnostics, industrial bioeconomy, industrial cell technology, licences and technical contracts; regulatory matters; innovation and entrepreneurship; German-US cooperation; health policy; technology transfer; and PR. Using a wide range of political initiatives, BIO Deutschland lobbies for improvements to the legal parameters for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises.