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The international conference Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI), organized by Life Science Nation (LSN), took place in Barcelona from June 17th to 19th, 2024, connecting early-stage startups with investors to establish strategic alliances. It was also a hot spot for service providers and technological hubs. This marked the conference's inaugural venture into Europe, typically held in the United States, with Barcelona chosen as the host city, thanks to Biocat in collaboration with the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council.

The event, which brought together more than 450 attendees from nearly 350 companies worldwide and lasted for three days, took place in person on June 17 to facilitate partnering meetings between startups and investors. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in conferences and workshops featuring prominent speakers from the sector. For the following two days, June 18 and 19, the event transitioned to a virtual format.

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A unique and different conference in Europe

  • It is an event dedicated to global investors and licensing partners from the drug, medical device, diagnostics and digital health segments.
  • Panels and workshops: learn about the latest market trends, investment strategies and best business practices.
  • The Innovators Pitch Challenge (IPC) ensures that a startup can pitch to a panel of investors matched to its stage of development and product. Each participant receives written feedback from the investor. 
  • Networking: RESI is not only a platform for the exchange of investment opportunities, but also a space for collaboration and innovation. Create new synergies, strategic alliances with other stakeholders through the partnering platform.
  • Sponsorship package: multiple benefits to increase visibility and connections during the congress.

Innovator's Pitch Challenge

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23 companies from the BioRegion of Catalonia participated in the IPC (Innovator's Pitch Challenge) out of a total of 42 participants.


 IPC Awards:

  • 1st place valued at €12,000 - Awared to Gate2Brain 
    Free tickets to 3 RESI* events of their choice (up to 2 tickets per event) 
  • 2nd place valued at €8,000 - Awared to Ysotope Theranostics 
    Free tickets to 2* RESI events of their choice (up to 2 tickets per event) 
  • 3rd place valued at €4,000 - Awared to DyCare 
    Free tickets to 1 RESI* event of their choice (up to 2 tickets per event)


Sessions of interest

Round Table 

Catalonia Advanced Therapies Ecosystem: Building Europe’s Future in ATMPs



Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar - Ballroom

Organize: Biocat


  • Robert Fabregat, CEO Biocat.


  • Fina Lladós Vice President General Manager lberia Amgen
  • Silvia Martín-Lluesma  Clinical Senior Manager of Advanced Therapies at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO)
  • Antoni Matilla. Cofounder and Director Biointaxis.
  • Lluís Pareras. Founder and Managing Partner Invivo Ventures
  • Esteve Trias. Executive Medical Director Leitat Technological Center.


Institucional reception and IPC awards ceremony



Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar - Glasshouse

17:30 Parliament by Dennis Ford, President of LSN, organizers of RESI Conference

17:40 Parliament by Jaume Baró, Executive Director of Business and Entrepreneurship of Barcelona Activa.

17:45 Innovator's Pitch Challenge Awards Presentation by Dennis Ford, Jaume Baró and Robert Fabregat (general director of Biocat)

18:00 Cocktail Networking 


Discounts for entities in the BioRegion

This alliance to bring RESI to Barcelona in 2024 also offered concrete benefits for organizations in the BioRegion of Catalonia. Specifically, they were able to enjoy up to 18% off registration fees by applying the corresponding code depending on the type of ticket.

BioRegion companies 

& organizations

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