Magda Chlebus, Director of Science Policy at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, is in charge of policy and legislative debates which shape the research environment in Europe. This includes public-private collaborations (including the Innovative Medicines Initiative) and enabling and sensitive technologies. She joined EFPIA in 1995. Her experience covers public and government affairs, including designing and implementing advocacy campaigns on EU legislation and policies, as well as implementation of pharmaceutical legislation in new Member States. From science to patients: connecting research and healthcare agendas and people for a vibrant R&D ecosystem which delivers innovative prevention and therapies to society.