Jordi Naval (Barcelona, 1969) holds a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a degree in Biochemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Over the past 18 years Naval has been involved in the creation of several start-ups (Infociencia, Anaxomics, Enemce Pharma, Genocosmetics Lab and Aelix Therapeutics) and was Director of the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation between 2015 and 2017 and President of the Escola d'Emprendedors Foundation from 2010 to 2017. He was appointed new CEO of Biocat last July.
Projects from the IRB, CRG, and UAB have been chosen in the latest edition of grants from the European Research Council (ERC), each worth up to €150,000. Catalonia swept 10% of the total grants awarded to researchers from all over Europe and 5 of the 7 grants awarded to Spanish entities.